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How to Pack a Lot of Backpacking Food into a Small Space

When packing food for a multi-day backpacking trip, I try to keep the space it takes up as small as possible so I can bring a smaller, lighter weight …

Customize Your Backpacking Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? Because it sets your organ systems running and generates the energy in the body necessary[Read …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

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Using Auto Batteries For Off Grid Energy Storage

When it comes to cheap, readily available rechargeable batteries, few can rival those in automobile systems.<p>Knowing which type of battery you are …

Creative Campers

<b>Kayak</b> – Get, borrow, or rent a kayak. If you already have one, great. Types range from ocean going to white water stubbies. The ocean going will …