Paracord Pocket Practice

Knots like the bowline or the tautline hitch are iconic for scouting. In fact, on the official list there are 6. Square KnotBowlineSheet BendClove HitchTwo Half HitchesTautline Hitch These aren’t just random knots. Each has its purpose and a scout setting up camp will have occasion to use each of them at some point. In... Continue Reading →

Liquid Hot Magma Starbursts

In episode 179 of the First 40 Miles podcast, Heather and Josh’s kids recommended roasting Starbursts around the campfire. My first impression was that it would be a gooey mess, but I was wrong. The outside actually turns somewhat crispy. It’s the delicious middle you have to worry about. You basically have a sticky, crispy... Continue Reading →

Snacking on the Moon (Cheese)

We all know the moon is made of cheese. We heard about it in children’s stories and Google proved it to us a few years back. It took the folks at nutraDRIED to bring that down from space. Moon Cheese is something that I never expected to exist. It’s sort of like astronaut ice cream,... Continue Reading →

Clothes Hanger for Camp

An unwrinkled shirt is hardly a priority while camping, and so traditional hangers aren’t often seen in the woods. However, a scout-crafted hanger can be perfect for a uniform shirt. All you need to make one is a stick (approximately 18 inches long), a piece of paracord, about 20 inches long, a ring and a... Continue Reading →

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