Light weight camping items!

Light weight camping items!

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    Light weight camping items!

    Any body here into making there own light weight items? I am really big into making alcohol stoves. Been making them from any kind of can I can find.

    A lot like these. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=us7AeG7OEY4

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    I've found that my snow peak is lighter if I'm hiking more than 3 days. Alcohol is heavy and inefficient compared to compressed fuel.
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    Give this a read. I have experienced similar findings.

    Backpacking Stove Comparison: Real World Use |

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    I use an Optimus Crux stove with compressed 4 OZ fuel canisters. I pack it all in an Optimus Terra Solo cook set with a folding titanium spork. I also have an Optimus igniter in the kit. It is a very lightweight system that I use when backpacking. It boils water for a Mountain House meal in less than a minute.
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    That sounds like sweet set up! Any of you guys make any of your gear though?

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    I make tarp stakes when I get in the woods. I also make pot hooks and bow drills if I am bushcrafting. If backpacking I just eat Mountain House meals so not much need for pot hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarge1967 View Post
    I make tarp stakes when I get in the woods. I also make pot hooks and bow drills if I am bushcrafting. If backpacking I just eat Mountain House meals so not much need for pot hooks.
    That sounds awesome. I am big into hammock camping so I try to care as little as possible and bushcraft more. It would be nice if the MHM where a little more affordable. I buy a lot of dehydrated soup mixes and spam.

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    Top Ramen, instant oatmeal, and instant coffee. All are lightweight, require warmed water, and you don't care if they get cushed.
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    You replace oatmeal with grits and that's pretty much what I carry. The soup mixes and individual spam packs are pretty neat to carry. My kids love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuttshooter View Post
    That sounds awesome. I am big into hammock camping so I try to care as little as possible and bushcraft more. It would be nice if the MHM where a little more affordable. I buy a lot of dehydrated soup mixes and spam. 😄
    I hammock as well in the summer. Ground dweller in the winter. Don't ever use a tent unless we are car camping with the whole family. I do soup, Spam, tuna and oatmeal as well.

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