Here’s a simple formula for how to build a campfire, it’s easy to remember. ‘Gather’ and ‘Build’ are the key concepts. This is Boy Scout basics boys master at about 11 years old. So, yes, you can do it and, no, it's not hard.
Carry Duct Tape Minus the Bulky Roll Duct tape can be a lifesaver. But carrying an entire roll takes up valuable space inside a backpack—and you probably won’t need that much tape. Instead, I wrap a couple feet around a Bic lighter, so I always have a short supply inside my pocket. If you need more, you can also wrap some around a Nalgene bottle. —Ben Wagner, Bozeman, Mont.
The Trilene Knot is a strong and reliable connection to be used in joining monofilament or fluorocarbon to swivels, snaps, hooks and artificial lures. The knot is said to retain 85-90% of the original line strength. The double wrap of line through the eyelet provides a protective measure for added safety.