9 Unusual Camping Tips
In this episode of the Outside Health and Fitness podcast I
share 9 camping tips you’ll want to try on your next
On Today’s show you’ll discover…
- …clever ways to get a fire going;
- …how to bring more with you, while lightening your load;
- …great ideas for eating better, sleeping better and having more
fun on your next camping trip.
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Make a Swedish Torch
- take a good sized log, 2 or 3
feet long, with nice flat ends and
- with a chainsaw cut an X in the
top and part of the way down.
- stand the log up with the X on
the top, set your tinder and kindling in the X and light
Use a Pencil Sharpener to make Tinder
- Find a few pencil sized twigs’
- Sharpen them and use the shavings you make for tinder.
Use Doritos or Toilet Paper Roll with Dryer Lint
- Doritos make excellent fire starters
- or try bringing an empty toilet paper roll and pack it with
Belt Pan Holder
- Fasten a belt around a tree
- Add “S” hooks
- Hang your pots and pans
All you need for this tip are
- a lighter and
- an Altoids tin (or other small container).
- Cut straws so they will fit nicely in your container.
- Then use your lighter to melt and seal one end of the
- Pour nearly boiling water into your bottle;
- Put the bottle in a sock or wrap a bandanna around it
- Place in your sleeping bag to stay warm (make sure the cover is
Homemade Coffee Bags
- Place coffee ground into a filter;
- tie off with dental floss (non-flavored works best)
- brew as you would tea with a tea bag
thanks to Buzzfeed.com for this tip!
- Before you head out download the free google maps app for your
phone (ios or android)
- before you go search for the area you’ll be traveling in.
- Next type “OK maps” or “OKAY maps” in the search field and hit
- Now the area you just looked up is stored in your cache.
Bring a LifeStraw
The lifeStraw can filter enough water for one person for an
entire year! If you ever got lost or run out of water on the
trail it could be the best $20.00 you ever spent! Thanks to
distractify.com for this tip
LifeStraw on Amazon *note this not an
affiliate link…I just think this is a handy device to have with you
in the backcountry!
For more Camping Tips check out:
“Swedish Fire Torch” by http://zenzi.org/
“Nalgene Bottle” By BrokenSphere (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or
via Wikimedia Commons
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