Rigged: May 2-4 Fixes

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: May 15, 2015 9:36 AM

Us East Coasters have at least three things in common: we don’t sweat the small stuff, we’re bursting with innovative ideas and - as evidenced by these photos - we definitely aren’t particular. Take the "Quality frying pan," pictured above. For her trip to Lodge Bay, Labrador, reader Carol Parsons of Athabasca, Alberta remembered to pack everything but the frying pan. Thankfully, her sweet tooth saved the day. Turns out the candy tin was the perfect substitute - and made extra tasty bacon. Here are five more clever ideas that might just help you out of a jam during your May 2-4 adventures. 

When Safron Bennett of Wabush, Labrador misplaced her corkscrew during a boil-up, she wasn’t long coming up with a few everyday tools to create the perfect alternative.

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Where There’s Wine, There’s a Way

Jeremiah Osmond and his daughter Pamela Hardy were getting a little bored while staying at the cabin - but a couple of milk crates, a piece of 2x4 and a pinch of creativity combined to make a see-saw, the perfect boredom buster. (Photo submitted by Jerrie George of Mount Pearl, N.L.)

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Instant Playground

Good for clearing a spot for a boilup - and for frying up a meal of caribou sausage - Todd Lilly of Wabush, Labrador is getting his money’s worth out of this winter shovel. (Photo submitted by Linda Lilly.)

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Non-Sticky Situation

In the midst of cooking a feed of fish and brewis while camping, Tammy Head of Wing’s Point, Newfoundland substituted a beer bottle for the potato masher she accidentally left at home.

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Spud Smasher

Without a microwave or bottle warmer, mom Trina Clarke of Durrell, Newfoundland dunked her baby’s bottle right into the boil-up kettle! “And yes, food or formula does taste much better in the great outdoors!” she confirms.

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The Mother of Invention

What spur-of-the-moment inventions have you rigged up while enjoying life in the great outdoors? Submit your photos on our website.