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21 Camping Hacks for a hassle free outdoor adventure – South Africa Travel Guide
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South Africa Travel Guide / Camping  / 21 Camping Hacks for a hassle free outdoor adventure
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20 Dec

21 Camping Hacks for a hassle free outdoor adventure

Use sage to repel mosquitoes.
Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.
Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.
One water bottle will hold eight eggs.
Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.
Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.
Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients/spices
Point a head lamp into a bottle of water for an instant lantern.
Flame sealed straws make excellent single-use packets for toothpaste or cream or whatever really…
Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.
Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.
Pack Undies and Socks into Ziploc Bags
Store up your tumbledryer lint into toilet paper holders – lint is highly flammable so it’s the perfect fire starter
Keep Toilet paper dry by storing it in a coffee can or CD Spindle
Comapact your meds by cutting off the box label and adding it to your container
Can Camp Stove – An efficient, mini stove made from aluminum cans is a handy piece of survival gear
Soft Cast Using Duct Tape – For emergency first aid, you can wrap a sprained or broken arm in toilet paper and duct tape until you can seek professional medical attention.
Use a shoe organiser to keep all of your cooking supplies off the ground
Egg Carton Fire Starter – Place charcoal into an egg carton for a simple fire starter.
Glow Jars – Break open glow sticks in jars for awesome lights!
Cold Feet? Fill an empty plastic bottle with warm water and put it at the bottom of your sleeping bag just before bedtime or warm some rocks by the fire to keep you warm (Becareful they don’t get too hot)
Line Your Backpack with a plastic liner to keep the contents dry
Keep a pair of clean dry socks in your sleeping bag to be worn – only when you sleep.
Remove your show insoles and stuff them with a dry t-shirt or newspaper to dry them out
Hand Sanitiser is another great firestarter
Birthday candles are excellent weatherproof matches
Save your bread tags and use them as pegs to dry your clothes
Rub a bit of candlewax from an unlit candle to stop them from getting sticky
A Frisbee or a pot lid not only to use as a plate but also to fan embers to flame. It’s a lot better than blowing.They’re also both useful as plates.
use a paper plates to rest dirty spoons/utensils
face the entrance of your tent into the wind. It not only gives you a breeze, but mosquito ‘ s are traped at the BACK of your tent and do NOT come in when you open up to leave
Use a tampon if anyone gets a bloody nose
When camp at night, hang your head light around your neck. It will provide enough light for most tasks and your campmates will thank you for not regularly Inadvertently blinding them.
cotton ball coated in petroleum jelly as a fire starter
Have a pack packed and ready for the journey home. Clean clothes, a book etc.

@AngieYoung

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