41 Camping Tips

Sorry I haven’t been able to post in the past two weeks. Things have been a little hectic. Hopefully the last post and this one will tide you over till I have some time to write:

Happy Holidays!

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1. Repurpose a coffee can to hold TP

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2. Make travel coffee bags with coffee filters and dental floss

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3. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.

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4.Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.

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5.  Bring a tick deterrent.

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6. Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.

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7. Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

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8. Know the difference and can identify these poisonous plants:

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9.  Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

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10. Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.

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11. Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.

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12. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.

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13. Use a belt to make a pot hanger

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14. Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.

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15. Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.

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16. Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.

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17. Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.

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18. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.

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19. Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.

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20. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

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21. Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.

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22. Get these seat hammocks for car camping.

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23. Use Doritos as kindling

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24. Use biodegradable marking tape to find your way back to base camp.

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25. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

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26. Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.

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27. Roast starburst

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28. Make campfire cones!

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29. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

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 30. Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.

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31.Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.

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32. Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.

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33. Forgo pasta for a quick-cooking alternatives like polenta, quinoa, or couscous.

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34. Bring microfiber towels — they’re super absorbent and lightweight.

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35. Need your coffee? Bring a few of these.

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36. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.

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Get the recipe here You can also find powdered eggs at most grocery stores (if you don’t shudder at the thought).

37. Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.

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38. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option.

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Get the recipe here.

39. Bring cheeses in waxed packaging as well as hard cheeses.

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40. Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.

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41. Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.

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