Tips For Your Next Camping Trip
- Remove mildew from your tent by mixing 1/2 cup of Lysol in 1 gallon of hot water. Wash your tent with the solution and let it air dry.
- Make your own single use antibiotic packages. See instructions here
- Protect toilet paper from rain and dirt by storing in a plastic tub . (like a Folgers Coffee container)
- Make a box just for camping items. Downloadable check list here
- Keep supplies and utensils organized with a shoe bag organizer than can be bought very cheap.
- Use empty Tic Tac containers to store your spices.
- To waterproof matches dip the first half of the match in clear nail polish. Dry (then dip the other half to completely seal.)
- Save your peanut shells for fire kindling. Toss the shells in among your other kindling and they’ll act as wood chips.
- Use citrus fruits pealing like lemons and oranges to toss in your campfire to give it a nice clean smell.
- Take a bottle of vinegar for soothing sunburns.
- Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.
- Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like. You can google pictures.
- For a natural Tic deterrent put 1 part tea tree oil and 2 parts water into a spay bottle. Spray into shoes (socks and pant cuffs.)
- Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder for easy lighting. Make sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.
- Place a scoop of coffee grounds into a coffee filter and tie it up with dental floss. When you’re ready to brew (just make it like you would make tea in a teabag!)
- For extra light around the campfire drill small holes at the bottom of long candles and insert dowel rods. Place around the camping area.
- Shave a bar of soap with a vegetable peeler and put in plastic bags for single time use.
- Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.
- Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
- If you’re going to be hiking (use biodegradable trail-marking tape.)
- Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.