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The Clever Camping Inventions thread..(aka: the Mc Geiver thread)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Beefed Taco, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    I heat water on camp fire or stove and use a french press
     
  2. Jul 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Boil water, let it cool for about 2 minutes and then add these: Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Single Serve Packets.

    They're good. :)
     
  3. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Yepp, that's what I use for camping; small, quick, and awesome!

    Back to the topic of Jerry rigging things while camping, instead of buying a 200 dollar roof rack awning (although I'd LOVE to get one) I just use some 550 cord and a big tarp, tie one end to my roof rack and secure the other to a tree or something (or PVC pipe I bring along if I know it's a desert like area) and voila! Cheap but effective awning. I'll have to get some pictures more often to put in this thread
     
  4. Jul 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Well I'm sure this one is widely known especially in the hunters of us, forget your TP and out away from truck and camp? My family knows what happened when I come back with 1 sock or no socks :D
     
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    Made this for shade while camping...

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  7. Nov 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    haha, now you know if you have a trash bag your're going to be ok. What else did they make you do...:)

    I use my faithful perculator, on a small one burner attatchment on a little propane tank. So small and simple I keep it in my ALICE pack. We also have a coleman coffee maker (big like in your house) that goes above a flame, but the perculator gets hot quicker, plus you can use the perc to heat water, use as a cup, make soup in, etc.

    Your first link is like my $7 Walmart one, but yours is definitely nicer. Since i carry mine in my backpack I want to look into a lighter one for hiking, mines on the heavy and bulky side.

    What's a french press?

    having shade where there isn't any is important. I made a roof rack with a aluminum top piece for shade for my dog, and am going to run 2 pieces of tubing down the side that will swing out and pin out, then a small tarp will attach with ball bunjee's. A simple awning. I'll post a pic when I make it.

    lmao!

    Sweet! That's deeelux!

    hahahaha, I'd laugh my ass off if I saw someone in that thing!

    UPDATE:
    Here are few more inventions I've been forced to come up with...

    1) Lowered rack to save gas and slow cook.
    2) Wind block for Trenton when he was small.
    3) Toy hanger for Trenton when he was small.
    4) Hillbilly clothes line for Trenton.
    5) Hillbilly bath tub for Trenton. Water is from my black plastic military issue water cans that are warmed by the sun...nice & warm!
    6) Tent inside a tent with heater for Trenton when he was small on a chilly trip. I was jealous, his tent stayed nice and warm at night!
    7) Bunjee cord kickstand for ALICE pack to keep it upright so I can get into it easily.

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  8. Nov 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Been there done that multiple times. No wonder I've so many socks missing mates.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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    Do a google image search for french press, there's a billion of em.

    One of my newest acquisitions is a double pie Pie Iron. Got mine from Cabela's.
    Last offroad trip I was on, I used bread, cheese, apple pie filling, and the campfire.
    I made cheese sandwiches for dinner and had apple pie for dessert!


    Another one is credit to Benson X - he taught me how to make biscuit condoms. Besides the priceless innuendo around the fire, they are useful and taste good:

    1 cannister of instant biscuits
    1 sheet of tinfoil
    1 stick, about the girth of... well... you know... :eek:

    Wrap end of stick with tinfoil
    mash a biscuit flat into a mini-pizza looking thing
    wrap the flat biscuit onto the tinfoil end of the stick so it makes the condom
    cook over the fire

    Once it's done, you can slip it off the stick and fill it with jam, a hot dog, or whatever -

    For the few of you who aren't the brightest, remember it's hot, so don't try using it as a real condom.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Beefed Taco">
    I like what you did there with your Camp Chef stove! They're awesome stoves I have a tipple burner and I love it.

    The bath tub is great too!

    :)
     
  11. Feb 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    From many years of camping off of a motorcycle I learned to keep my old worn out socks and underware. I pack them for the trip and if the need arises they can be used and thrown away. Plus it reduces your pack as you go. Just don't let my Mom know I have on holey underware (never know when you can be carted off to the hospital)
     
  12. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    My Easter 3-29-13 / 4-1-13 trip...

    Had to come up with a few creative inventions again this trip.

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    My wife brought two LED solar candles and my son broke one. To keep the wife happy I salvaged the broken one and performed some creative arts & crafts on it with duct tape. a pine cone and pine needles.

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    My wife was charging her phone and her kindle from the cigarette port on my truck and there are no power ports. This drained my starting battery, but I'm able to jump start myself with my auxiliary battery, but didn't have to, it cranked slow but started like a good companion should.

    So while in town, I stopped by NAPA but they didn't have any ports I could hard wire in. They only had one with multiple holes but it required being plugged into a power source.

    Rather than cut up the wiring on the new port adapter, I chose to simply use connectors and tape them on for this trip. The wires go to my aftermarket fuse panel that powers all of my accessories from my yellow top Optima. Now she can charge away since it's good for this battery to get drained down. This awesome battery is 19 years old and works like new. :eek:

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    On our bike ride we rode through a place that required the dog being on a leash, so I used a velcro thing I wrap around my pants to keep them out of the chain, and also used my belt I was wearing to extend it.

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    BBQ covers for bikes

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    well, not really.... more like a tip. Instead of trying to start a campfire using tinder, paper, or kindling, take along a small bag of match lite charcoal or the like. It burns hotter and longer than other items to get the fire going, even on damp wood. Plus, if you can't get the wood to burn, at least the charcoal will provide heat for a while.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    That's a great tip. My friend made off with my soldering kit, so I bought a new propane torch & bottle for $14 and use it on the Match Light for BBQ, the fireplace in the house, and also stuck bolts and nuts. :thumbsup:
     
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    couldn't you have just us ethe knife ? lol
     
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    For the coffee situation, brew it at home, let it cool and put it in a plastic container. Heat it up in a tea kettle and you are ready to go.

    I don't have any pics of these yet but I will this weekend.
    #1 took a 5 gallon bucket and put a $6 toilet seat on it. Screwed a 2x4 to the side of the bucket then drilled 1/2 inch holes to put the plastic bolts through. The bucket holds all the weight and you can store the bags/toiler paper in it.
    #2 used old fiberglass tent rods and a tarp from Harbor Freight for bathroom/shower. The rod ends go into the openings on the edge of the underside of the hood(obviously hood has to be open). Slide the tarp onto the rods and use small plastic clips to hold the tarp to the bumper of the truck. I have an extending pole that holds the edge of the rod so it doesn't sag from the weight of the tarp. We use a 2 gallon weed sprayer for the shower and a black camp shower bag to heat up the water. The weed sprayer works great to get all the dirt/sand off the kids and to spray off dishes etc. When not used for camping we use it to water plants/flowers.
     
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    recently, i have been building every diff type of alcohol stove i can find on youtube. i fried a trout with one at 11,000 feet a few weeks ago. i need to find better containment for that HEET bottle. the OEM bottle dribbles. :)
     
  18. Jun 19, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    Here are some pics

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    WTF is wrong with you guys?!?! Pull out your knife and cut a small patch of cloth off the bottom of your t-shirt. You might stumble out of the woods looking like a pregnant Britney Spears in a belly shirt, but at least you didn't wipe athletes foot all over your asshole.
     
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