You know how produce tastes better when it’s grown in your garden? Hobbies, too, become more rewarding when you craft equipment by hand. The Maker Movement has expanded beyond macrame and pickling to include furniture and household products, and now, outdoor lovers have more options than ever for building that perfect board, bike, or backpack. From ski-making and surfboard-shaping to carving your own Norwegian knives, these four “craft camps” can help you create the outdoor gear of your dreams.

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