If you’re new to camping, it can be a frightful experience to live in and amongst nature after spending your whole life in the comforts and luxury of civilization. But fear not! Follow these camping tips to make your camping experience full of stories about nature hikes and comradery with friends and not about waking up to hundreds of bug bites or sleeping out in the cold.
1. Your Rake Has More Than Just One Use
You can use it to cook all your hot dogs at the same time. This works if you don’t have a grill.
2. No Need for Lunchboxes
Pack any type of food in foil. This keeps the food fresh for a long time if wrapped correctly.
3. Conserve Matches
Using Vaseline, coat a ball of cotton and wrap it in aluminum foil. This can last for up to 10 minutes.
4. Try This for a Firestarter
Dip circular cotton pads in wax. It’s that simple.
5. Create Your Own Torch
Fill an empty Altoids tin with cardboard then add wax on top.
6. Create a Makeshift Grill
All you need is an old or unused egg carton and charcoal. Put the charcoal into the egg carton. You’re good to go.
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7. Don’t Lose Your Keys
Especially in boating activities, attach your key(s) to a cork.
8. Carry Your Pre-Made Pancakes
Prior to your camping day, make your pancake batter and store enough batter for each pancake in plastic bags, then freeze them.
9. Use Rosemary in Place of Marinade
Place the rosemary beneath the meat and directly above the charcoal.
10. Got valuables?
Make a fairly deep hole in your soap and fit them safely inside. If it works for the Boy Scouts, it can work for you.