I am a big fan of DIY gear for bushcrafting, camping and general home stuff.
This does not mean I like DIY in the traditional sense. I hate decorating!
Below is a fine example of the craft. It is a stove made from two pop cans. Fuelled by methylated spirits, it is lightweight (just a coke can!), can be made in minutes, and burns long enough to boil a cup or small billy of water for tea.
Most excellent when lightweight is a priority, it can be made from just about any pop/beer can you might find.
The only tool that’s essential is a knife, but a pointy object to make the “flame” holes is a bonus.
Link to Instructable for making your own stove.
I mentioned a couple of days ago (on Twitter I think) that I was thinking of deleting everything on my blog and starting again. Tonight I have done just that. I moved everything (expect photos and stuff) to an archive, deleted everything from the main blog and have started again.
There was 7 years worth of posts on the old blog and I felt that they were weighing me down and not allowing me to move on in the blog. Certain expectations I had of myself that I just could not commit to. Things I have said, that, while I don’t regret, I don’t necessarily want to advertise any more.
I have new interests that have replaced many (nearly all actually) of my old ones. Yes, I am fickle like that.
I am not sure of the direction the blog will take. Facebook, Twitter, Scouting and my friends will no doubt have a bearing. Whatever, I am looking forward to the fresh start on my journey.