DIY member, Hawkboss, forged a tool steel knife out of an old file and created an awesome leather case for his finished project.

3 months ago 132 notes

Camper Challenge: Hack Your Own Gear

Earn the Camper skill by making your own backpack, survival kit, or stove. Boil water rapidly, deploy a ‘campfire’ in the middle of your house, and amuse yourself, with a stove that costs nothing to build. Tailor your camping experience to your own needs!

1 year ago 475 notes

Challenge of the Day: Pack an Altoids Tin First-Aid Kit

The first line of defense against injuries is a well stocked first-aid kit. Think about where you’ll be using your kit as you design it. Put burn ointment in a kitchen kit, and take ice packs to a rugby game. Going camping? Make sure your kit is waterproof.  Create a pocket-sized first-aid kit that you can carry around with you.  This project solves a challenge for the Medic Skill.

1 year ago 58 notes

Campers seek the wilderness. Wherever they are, may be their home, for they’re at home in nature. But dangers abound for those who pack a home upon their back. Staying warm, dry, fed, and hydrated is the game. Preparation and bravery are of equal and utmost importance.

1 year ago 97 notes