Recent studies have shown that spending time camping can elevate melatonin levels and help restore the ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Having camping accessories that you make yourself gets you exactly what you need for a relaxing weekend at a much lower cost than buying them custom-made from someone else. Leather is a perfect natural material to create projects for the great outdoors, especially leather that has been treated to hold up to the rigors of the wilderness.
A hat keeps the sun and rain from your head, whether you are hiking trails or fishing in the river. Consider creating this smart bushcraft hat, in chromium tanned leather. The instructable offers step by step instructions and is adjustable to fit your needs. Speaking of hiking, rather than buy a hiking stick you can create your own with a leather-wrapped handle for a comfortable grip.
The Native Americans wore moccasins outside, and so can you.
This vintage tutorial will show you how to create footwear that really fits. (These slippers would also make great driving shoes.)Don’t forget camp accessories!
With a little bit of carpentry skills you can create your own three legged stools, with a leather seat. Click this link for instructions for the folding tripod stool. Here is a four legged stool that folds maybe a little flatter, but is also super light and convenient to haul to camp.Tools are very important for camping, especially everything you need to make your own campfire. You will want an axe to chop wood and some place dry to store your fire-making kit (even if that kit is just a lighter) This DIY shows you how to make a sheath for axes so they aren’t cutting and scratching the rest of your gear and to prevent accidents.Finally, this set of photos will show you how to make a custom leather case to hold your compass and a phone, that can be riveted to a loop for your belt. A crafter could also make it large enough to hold an upcycled tin for your firestarter kit, which can include firesteel and striker, char cloth, jute twine, birch paper and fat wood.