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:
1. Repurpose a coffee can to hold TP
2. Make travel coffee bags with coffee filters and dental floss
3. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.
4.Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.
5. Bring a tick deterrent.
6. Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.
7. Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.
8. Know the difference and can identify these poisonous plants:
9. Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.
10. Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.
11. Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.
12. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.
13. Use a belt to make a pot hanger
14. Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.
15. Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.
16. Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.
17. Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.
18. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.
19. Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.
20. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.
21. Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
22. Get these seat hammocks for car camping.
23. Use Doritos as kindling
24. Use biodegradable marking tape to find your way back to base camp.
25. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.
26. Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.
27. Roast starburst
28. Make campfire cones!
29. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.
30. Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.
31.Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.
32. Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.
34. Bring microfiber towels — they’re super absorbent and lightweight.
35. Need your coffee? Bring a few of these.
36. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.
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.
38. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option.
Get the recipe here.