Jun 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm #1237399
9" Aluminum pie pans = pot covers, plates….panning for gold?
Tuna & chicken foil packs.
soap,lipton soup,plastic bondo(body filler for cars) scrapers~for pot cleaning.
WELL?Jun 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm #1510932
Tom CaldwellBPL Member
i bought a few laundry bags at a dollar store for next to nothing. they are just fine for storing my cheaper spare sleeping bags.Jun 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm #1511004
Theres more useful stuff at the dollar store than you would think.
I found some very sick food grade plastic containers that hold different amounts at the dollar stoe. I have also found biodegradable soap, mouthwash, toothpaste (travel size ofc) Wet ones wipes, bandannas, aluminum trowel. Lots of useful stuff to be found cheaply at the dollar stores, just gotta keep a eye out for complete junk lol.Jul 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm #1512314
Jesse H.BPL Member
@tacedeousLocale: East Bay, CA
I recently got a colling rack for backing, it stainless steel, and im thinking would make an awesome grill, but im too much of a gram weenie to bring a steak for more than the first night, let alone a grill, but its an idea, they are very light :)Jul 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm #1513669
@lilorphanbillyLocale: Montana, MT (Stealth Mode)
Reflective auto shades for sleeping pads. Sweet:]Jul 13, 2009 at 5:57 pm #1513679
Troy AmmonsBPL Member
Ball of hemp cord if you are a fire person.
Dipped in wax it makes a great fire starter.
Not so great for a cord, but it would do in an emergency for something light. I unrolled 24' and ran it through some hot wax. Weighs 2 oz if I remember right.
Cut it up into 1" pieces for a fire starter.Jul 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm #1516843
Umbrellas! When I picked one up around the NY/CT border on the AT it lasted until Manchester Center VT where i picked up another one that was beefier and $1 as well. It still had some life in it, but not enough to get to the next $1 store. It was described by a guy on NYC streets as being 'the weakest umbrella he had ever seen'. It rained everyday from NY/CT to Manchester Center so it got plenty of use. Pretty light too, but i havent weight it.
Spatula- handle removed, silicon trimmed down to clean pots for every last calorie
Pocket knife (junk)
1200ci backpack, 1" webbing for straps (ouch).
Cheesy looking trucker hats
flip flops for camp shoes up to size 9, girl colors
nylon dress socks
vinyl table clothes- junk ground sheet
dry foods (mac&cheese, single pop tarts, junk food)
sport drinks for water bottles
if you throw dollar general into the equation you open yourself up to $5 poly tarps, $10 fleece sleeping bags, $5 croc knockoffs, and a much better selection of trucker hatsJul 28, 2009 at 8:06 am #1517007
"much better selection of trucker hats"
Thanks for the laugh :)Jul 29, 2009 at 6:34 am #1517275
Lucas BoyerBPL Member
@jhawkwxLocale: 38.97˚N, 95.26˚W
Don't forget those potato sticks that look like mini french fries. Came off the trail a few months ago and grabbed a bag on a whim. A couple of ales later and they were gone….salty, fried, potato goodness.Nov 24, 2009 at 5:11 pm #1547860
Reflective auto shades can also be used to make a great pot cozy. Thats what I do, mine weighs .6 oz. Pretty much the same thing as the AGG pot cozy material.
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