OK..I know it sounds pretty dumb, but a simple pointed hardwood stick about can be very useful thing around camp. I've used one to do everything from dishes to camp take down. I usually find a stick about 6 to 8 inches long and 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter of Maple, Oak or some other hardwood, put a smooth blunt point on one end, flatten the other and add a notch on the flat side. The pointed end can be used to loosen tight knots in rope and cordage, clean burned food from the corners of pans, anything around camp you need something pointy for. The flattened end is a great pan and plate scraper, and the notch is for lifting hot lids from your pots and pans. I know it sounds funny, but give it a shot the next time you're in camp and see how it works, you'll be surprised how many things you can use it for, and because you can make one in a few minutes, it's one less thing you have to carry in.
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I just wanted to put up a quick post, wish everyone a happy new year and thank you for reading. As of today we have had over 11,000 page views and I couldn't be happier. When I started this blog in 2010, I was looking for someplace to share information with others who love the outdoors and it has surpassed all my expectations. I hope everyone has a great 2012 and spends as much time outdoors as possible. We'll have some more changes coming up for www.northeastvoyageur.com this year and I would love to hear from you. Please email me at the address on the right of this page or leave a comment on this post if there is something you'd like to see on here. And again, Thank You all for reading and I hope our paths may someday cross in the woods.