Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Quick Camp Tip - The Pointed Stick "Multi-Tool"

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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