Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ideas on Gear

Every backpacker, camper, prepper, survivalist, hiker and what not all love gear. Its like our toys and when there is something better we run out and get it. Now i was thinking recently granted running out and buying that expensive new piece of gear why not do yourself a favor step back and look at what your buying. Now buying it if buying it makes you happy and you have that money to buy then by all means do. Someone like myself who is not made of money learn one thing and thats be creative. Figure out well how can I piece together some good products into the same thing and perhaps save a few bucks. Like those slick light weight nylon tarp shelters all the outdoor companies sell. They look great hell if i could i would buy one myself, but really when you look at the only thing that makes it expensive is usually the name on it and im sure the few ouces you save in a nylon tarp as oppesed to an everyday tarp probabaly are minimal and if you know what you are doing you can fold a standard tarp rather small. Besides its not like you need a super huge tarp 10'x10' I honestly think is big enough for most shelter needs. Find some sturdy lightweight stakes and some paracord and presto you have a tarp shelter. Oh and add a stuff sack to stow it all in too, other then that your set. Theres lots of ways you can save some money, there are countless videos on you tube or articles on the internet with ways to make stoves and other gear. Just look around and use your mind and think of how you can do it. Not only do you save a few bucks but you can proudly proclaim you made it yourself. As always godspeed and god bless.

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