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35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats. Summer holidays are just around the corner and if you have a camping trip or two on your agenda, you might just find a new trick or two in this bunch!

35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats

I’ve put together a list of projects and ideas to help around the campsite, a list of must-have home remedies (for poison ivy, mosquito bites, etc.), plus a bunch of fun ideas for cooking you might want to try this year…and don’t miss the old-timer’s fishing weather poem and dependable rope knot examples at the bottom of the page. Lots here and I’ll be adding more goodies to this page as I find them so you may want to bookmark it for future reference. Enjoy! To start things off, here’s a recipe for removing mildew from tents: Step 1: Mix 1/2 cup of Lysol in 1 gallon of hot water. Step 2: Mix 1 cup salt and 1 cup concentrated lemon juice in 1 gallon of hot water. Although visible stains won’t be removed, it does kill the mildew. 22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping. 41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius. DIY: Cotton Ball Fire Starters - Pinching Your PenniesPinching Your Pennies.

Living in a house of all boys, summer weekends easily turn into family campouts.

DIY: Cotton Ball Fire Starters - Pinching Your PenniesPinching Your Pennies

Dirt, bugs and smelling like campfire aren’t my favorite aspects of camping but I do love spending time with my kiddos and the beauty of the great outdoors. Then only thing that makes these trips better is when I find a practical use for everyday house hold items that make my camping trips a little bit easier. Camp fire starters can be handy when your trying to get a fire up and going for four anxious boys. These cotton ball fire starters are easy to prepare before a camp out and just as easy to pack.

After they are ready simply toss them in a plastic bag and pack them with your camping supplies. These DIY camp fire starters are made with only two items and will burn about two minutes each. DIY Cotton Ball Fire Starter Instructions: Items needed: Cotton Balls Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) Sandwich Size Plastic Bags Rag or paper towel for clean up. Camping Tips and Hacks for Families. We have done the impossible three times in the past 2 months… we went camping as a family!

Camping Tips and Hacks for Families

We have six kids ranging in age from 2 to 8 and let’s just say the idea of camping terrified me at first, and we now have a routine. I love it! 32 Things You'll Totally Need When You Go Camping. DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change How You Pack Forever. Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know.

DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change How You Pack Forever

Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organizing all of your belongings into one spot seems like an impossible feat. What better way to hack your way to a more efficient suitcase than using the best tips and tricks out there. We scoured the do-it-yourself capital of the internet -- Pinterest, of course -- and found the best hacks we could.

Make packing that bag a piece of cake. These tips could potentially change your life or at the very least, your luggage space. Fill straws with skincare products Use empty Chapstick tubes to hide valuables Old sunglass cases can be reused to store chargers. ​How to Build Your Own Altoids Tin Survival Kit. The Altoids Tin kit is a DIY classic.

​How to Build Your Own Altoids Tin Survival Kit

I'm almost nostlagic for the early days of the make/hack/indie craft blogosphere, where it seemed like every week, there was a new project and collection of stuff you can smush into one of these ubiquitous containers. But, throwback-ish or not, it's also a darn good project, and something to consider keeping anywhere you might need it: your daily go bag, your glove compartment, your camping gear, etc. Wes Siler of Gizmodo says, Tiny, light and infinitely transportable, this affordable little kit might save your life in an emergency.

Here's how to build your own mini survival kit and how to use the stuff in it. You can go fancier and build a kit in a small Otterbox waterproof case, but the whole idea here is to create something small enough that you have no excuse not to carry it and cheap enough that you have no excuse not to make one. Check out the how-to in full at Lifehacker: ​How To Build Your Own Altoids Tin Survival Kit. Essential Knots for the Outdoors. Ed09f6140cc3683771144940ba7f4014.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 2577 pixels) - Scaled (38%)