Monday, November 26, 2007

Wilderness survival tips

Small resealable plastic bags are great for carrying things like sun block, hand cream, toothpaste and even spices for cooking. The smallest ones can be found in the craft section of department stores. Milkweed down is the seed fluff of the milkweed plant. It is similar to goose down in appearance and insulating value. The seeds are easily stripped off, and when fluffed up you can fill a couple bread bags with the "down" for instant warm mittens. Just insert your hands and tuck the ends of the bags into your sleeves or rubber band them to your wrists.
Never store a tent wet. Tent makers will tell you that mildew eats away at the waterproof polyurethane coating. Set the tent up at home to dry before putting it away.

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