Turk’s Head Knot Paracord Woggle

Ok, so this is not strictly backpacking related, but it involves 550 paracord, knot tying, some creative use of wood glue, and the final result is pretty darn cool, so I thought I’d share it anyway. A woggle, for those of you that have never heard the term, is a device used to fasten the […]

BSA Prohibits Use of Alcohol Stoves

Did you know that the use of alcohol stoves is against BSA policy?  Me neither.  Apparently, earlier this year Boy Scouts of America (BSA) published a document that effectively bans the use of commercial and home made alcohol stoves that use denatured alcohol or HEAT as fuel.  I was certainly not aware of this and […]