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DIY Caldera Cone

In this tutorial article Dave Xtrekker is going to show you how to make your own caldera cone.

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How To Build Alcohol Stoves

Our friend from BackpackingAdventures explains how to make two lightweight alcohol stoves that function great and won’t break the bank. Check out the video below.

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Sewing Fleece

For making warm backpacking clothing, fleece is a great choice because it is breathable yet has great insulating properties.  Here are a few tips to help with that next fleece project. What is fleece?   Fleece is a synthetic product made from acrylic or polyester material.  Than it is brushed with a high speed brush to…

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How Food is Dried

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, the two main processes of drying foods couldn’t be more different.  Those processes, Dehydrated and Freeze Dried, both remove moisture but that the way the accomplish it are opposites.  One thing that is for certain, one of the best ways to remove weight from your backpacking meals is…

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Plastic Hardware Materials

There are many different plastics that are used in plastic hardware for backpacking gear.  We will take a look at the two materials that are used in over 90 percent of the hardware produced and what properties each have along with how the environment affects these materials.

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Amsteel 101

Everything you always wanted to know about Amsteel but were afraid to ask.

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All About Webbing

There are many different materials, types and widths of webbing used in the Outdoor industries. Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying widths and fibers often used in place of rope.

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DIY Pack Cover

In this tutorial article we are going to show you how to make your own pack cover.

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