20 Useful Camping Tips for 2014

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

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

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Get the recipe here.

3. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.

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4. Bring a tick deterrent.

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

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Be sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.

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6. Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.

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7. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

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For maximum yumminess, fill ‘em with stuff like marshmallows and Nutella. Or wrap hot dogs with them. Get the directions here.

8. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.

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via [SeattleSundries]

9. Get these seat hammocks for car camping.

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Buy ‘em here.

10. Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

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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.

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11. Need you coffee while hiking? Bring a few of these.

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They’ll keep you from going into caffeine withdrawal.

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12. Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.

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Get the directions here.

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

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14. Make campfire cones!

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

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

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You just have to light the carton and the fire will catch on to the charcoal.

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

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Get the directions here.

18. Skip the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.

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

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20. Try roasting Starbursts.

Sounds crazy, but it’s actually delicious. Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside. Roast it until it’s bubbling.

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