Keep it in this 9-1/2” x 6-1/4” x ½” zippered nylon case with (5) 3” x 1-3/4” mesh pockets and elastic straps across the lid for various and sundry clips, adapters, and batteries, plus 2 more 3-section straps for your cords along the bottom, and another zippered 6” x 3” mesh pocket for that phone which you rarely put down anyways except to sleep…
Make your own fridge magnets. Everybody's doing it. You get a brown vinyl sheet magnet that is self-adhesive on one side so you can stick pics, or whatever, to it. Or cut it into whichever shapes and sizes you like. No special scissors needed. Measures 12" x 10" x .019" thick.
No gas or electricity needed for this pocket-sized manual chain saw, the camper's pal. It's 30" long overall, with (82) spring-steel teeth on the 18-1/2" middle section, and canvas loop handles on each end. Imagine a cross between a sharpened bike chain and a garotte. It's easy to use (we tested it), works a whole lot faster than a hatchet, rolls up into no space at all, and stores in the heavy-duty canvas belt pouch that comes with it.
You will survive, too, just like Gloria Gaynor, and in the woods, even. But only if you have this U.S. Army manual, cleverly titled: SURVIVAL, Department of the Army Field Manual FM21-76. It's 287 heavily illustrated pages of techniques for staying alive (add your own BeeGee jokes here) including orientation, food & cooking, fire- and shelter-making, rafts, animal, insect and plant recognition, and much more. This is the 1970 edition, but staying alive in the woods hasn't changed a whole lot since then. In soft-cover.
How to shoot an azimuth for fun and profit: Get the ultimate direction finder, a lensatic compass. It has a 2-1/8" dia face marked in 5-degree increments, a 1/4" dia sight lens, 9/16" dia bubble level, and a 1-1/2" sight with crosshairs. Measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/8" when folded and comes with an 18" long cord and an olive drab belt pouch. For instructions, go to www.armystudyguide.com, click on "prep for basic" then "land navigation," then click on "determine a magnetic azimuth using a lensatic compass." Piece o' cake.
Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.
On the theory that muskies also like a beer on a hot day, Miller and Leinenkugel's bring you these beer-can replica bobbers. Measure approx 2" tall x 1" dia in plastic with 2-1/2" spring-spikes to attach your line to. You can drink a Bass while you fish but you can't eat a bass until you catch one. These bobbers will help.
We wouldn't try to capture 'gators with it, but this 4-ft x 6-ft black nylon, elastic (not-un-bungie-like) cargo net should trap anything else in the back of the pickup, van or kids' bedrooms. Stretches to about 6' x 9', with openings that are 7" square, stretching to maybe a foot, and 16 carabiner-style plastic hooks. Or just hang a couple on a wall for a nice Spiderman effect.
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