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May 30, 2014

'Green' camp gadgets- recycled planters and plastic 'rope'

There were several interesting gateways at KonTiki 2014, and I'll post some more info about those in the coming weeks. Here are a few little gadgets from the campsite that won the camping side of the competition, 9th Benoni.

First up are these camp 'potplants' made from an old pair of shoes with succulents planted in them. They rest on an Ocean Plait mat, woven from scrap rope that has become too weak to use for pioneering.

The boundary ropes of the campsite were made from this recycled rope, woven/plaited from empty plastic shopping bags that the troop collected over the past few months. (That's not the competition gateway but a photo from a test camp held a few months ago)

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