Costco has 20x30in poster prints for under $10 and in the past I’ve used cheap $25 frames from Amazon, but even at that price it adds up quick. I figured it wouldn’t be too much work to make my own homemade frames since I now have the tools and shop to do so. I already had three prints lying around so this afternoon I made three frames.
For my first attempt I think they turned out nice. The frame is made from pre-primered trim boars from Home Depot; they cost around $3.50 for an 8 footer. I then used a plastic board (its similar to cardboard in build) to support the poster in the frame.
I used a jig to make the frames square. They are held together with wood glue, brad nails and staples.
Always bring a little bit of duct tape with you; you never know when you might need it.
On my last trip I discovered this small leak on the bottom of my pad. Taping it up kept me from sleeping on the hard rocks. The tape on the bottom of the pad was from a few years go when a spark landed on it while snow camping.
What works well for me is wrapping some duct tape around my lip balm.
Fancee Feest Stove with simmer ring
3 in baking pan
Heet (yellow bottle) alcohol
Backcountry titanium pot (like this)
Cheap pie crust pan (cut up for spacer in mug)
Pancake batter (cause I had it already)
Used 3/4 oz of fuel for about a 13.5 minute burn. Next time I think I will try a little less and shoot for 11 minute bake time.
I baked with dried cherries first, but chocolate chips were better :)
I bet plain with honey would be good too.
I’ve started a DIY photo wall with Costco prints (8×8, 8×12, 14×18), foam board, spray adhesive, and removable mounting puddy. I think I need more size variation, but I like how it has turned out so far.
Just another epic day at the river, livin’ up every last bit of summer!
I’ve been wanting to make a mountain bike video for a while now but, just haven’t done it yet. The other night I thought to myself, “It sure would be cool to get some flying camera shots though the trees”. After doing some quick research on YouTube I discovered making my own cable cam could be easy. So today I whipped one up.
Here’s a few pics and a short test video. I can’t wait to try it out on the trails!
I used my cable cam for the first time in this video