1. Use tic-tac containers to store your spices and seasoning.
2. You can even use your old tic-tac container to make a tiny tackle box.
3. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment toothpaste, muscle rub or any other cream for single-use packets.
4. Use sage leaves to keep the misquotes away.
5. BRING A PENCIL SHARPENER TO MAKE TINDER FOR A FIRE
6. The Tick Key is another cool option for tick removal.
7. Make a whistle with an acorn cap in an emergency.
8. Or you can make a whistle out of a willow stick. Here’s how.
9. Corn chips for kindling! Not only are your favorite corn chips tasty, but because of their ingredients (fat) they burn super awesome!
10. Duct tape is an essential in any kit. Instead of bringing a roll of it, try wrapping your watter bottle with duct tape.
11. If everyone likes s’mores, then they’ll love s’moreos!
12. Dip your marshmallows in Bailey’s. Yep, you can do that!
13. Better yet, make marshmellow Bailey shooters!
14. News flash, you can roast Starbursts!
15. You can make stovetop popcorn over a campfire I KNOW RIGHT!
16. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in an orange peel.
17. Blue cheese filled bacon-wrapped mushrooms. Here’s the recipe
18. Use your deodorant to ease the itching from a bug bite.
19. According to people, Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil doubles as an effective mosquito repellent.
20. Wrap your meat in vinegar soaked J cloth or cheese cloth to persevere it longer while in the backcountry.
21. Got wet boots? Stuffing them firm with newspaper or paper towels and leaving them overnight can absorb all of that trapped moisture in those hard to reach places.
22. You can also put your feet in plastic bags before putting on your wet boots.
23. Bring bungee cords instead of rope.
24. Know your Knots. It’s not not hard if you practice.
25. Make this cool lantern on your next trip.
26. Turn up the volume on your next trip by putting your phone in a ceramic mug.
27. You can even use a toilet paper roll as a speaker.
28. Make sure your dog has a life vest with a handle. It’s not only safe for the dog, but it makes pulling your pup back into the boat much easier
29. Keep your toilet paper dry. Keep your tp stored in a plastic bag to keep it dry.
30. Keep your toilet paper dry using CD storage containers.
31. Leave the Toilet paper bag on the trail to the kybo. If the TP isn’t there, it means someone is doing their business. This way, you don’t have announce to everyone in your group you need to go potty!
32. At basecamp you can make a portable washing machine if you have a bucket and a plunger. Here’s how.
33.Use your waterproof stuff sac as water storage.
34. Use Your waterproof stuff sac as a laundry tub. Put your dirty clothes in the bag, add water and a bit of camp suds. Shake it for 5 minutes, rinse and repeat!
35. Use your stuff sac as a pillow.
36. Heck you can use a ziploc bag as a pillow.
37. Bring a lantern with a bees wax candle in the tent. It Provides light, heat and it smells great
38. You can even use a crayon as a lantern too. One crayon can burn for 30 minutes!
39. Keep EVERYTHING dry by lining your backpack with a garbage bag.
40. Buy a paracord watch band. Stylish and practical WIN
42. Do your hiking boots give you blisters on the trail? Put some petroleum jelly on your feet to offer a layer of protection.
43. Or better yet, try toe socks!
44. Keep your phone dry in a plastic bag.
45. Turn that pop (soda) can into a stove.
46. Use this hack to figure out how much daylight is left
47. Turn an old Altoids tin into a survival kit.
48. Turn your Altoids tin into a candle lantern.
49. Turn your Altoids tin can into a stove.
50. Check out this graphic on how to properly pack your backpack.
51. You can use bees wax to waterproof tons of stuff in your kit.
52. Turn that water bottle into a spoon!
53. At home dehyrate your leftover so you have easy home cooked meals on the trail
54. Pack your eggs in a water bottle.
55. Make toothpaste dots
56. Turn your coffee can into a toilet paper holder.
57. Use duct tape to fashion a sling.
58. Make an Egg Carton Fire Starter kit. Put charcoal into an egg carton for a simple fire starter
59. These firestarters will help you every time.
60. Make a clothespin using a stick.
61. make this sweet pot cozzie to keep your food warm.
62. When cooking over an open fire, wrap your meat in cabbage leaves to keep it from burning.
63. Impress all your trail mates with this campsite Sangria hack.
64. Oatmeal grits can keep ants away.
65. Make campfire cones. Kids of all ages will love these tasty camp treats.
66. Make these clever coffee bags instead of bringing instant coffee.
67. Buy 3-In-1 coffee packets. No need to pack coffee, milk or sugar separately.
68. Bake a loaf of bread in a tin can. Say What??? Here’s the recipe.
69. Use this graphic to learn animal tracks.
70. Here’s a cool way to make sure you can light those matches. Glue some sandpaper to the back of your match container.
71. Hang your gear from a tree using your own belt.
72. Baby wipes to keep your bottom clean. When you’re not able to bath or shower, baby wipes can help keep you feeling clean.
73. Small bottles of hand sanitizer are excellent to have for cleaning your hands after relieving yourself, or before you eat.
74. Make leather. Fruit leathers are made by dehyrated pureéd fruit. Makes a tastey snack while camping
75.. Bring the baking Soda! Baking soda can be multiple uses including, brushing teeth, soothing a sour tummy, minor burn poultice, deodorizing, moisture absorption, leavening, and as a mild abrasive.
76. don’t forget your carabiner! carabiner’s are a great multi use tool to have while camping. Attach stuff to your pack, hang stuff, use it as a clip for a dog leash…
77. Use your old shower curtain as a ground tarp.
78. On those cold nights, fill your nalgene bottle with warm water and keep it in your sleeping bag.
79. You can also keep water from freezing buy keeping it in your sleeping bag at night.
80. There’s an app for that! Your phone is probably the best multi tool you will ever own. Don’t go campign without it.
81. Bring a small microfibre towel
82. Paint the inside of a see through container with non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint for an easy DIY lantern.
83. There are many ways to set up a tarp.
84. Pitch your tent entrance facing the wind to detour mosquitoes from congregating.
85. Use biodegradable tape to mark the trail.
86. Know which spiders are best to avoid.
87.. Know how to properly layer your clothing. Mec has a good intro guide.
88. Don’t forget your tampoons!. Tampons can be an essential part of a first aid kit. You can use them as bandages, crude water filters, and fire starters.
89. Know how to build a fire.
90. Save those little silica gel packs you find in beef-jerky, electronics and other places to keep inside your cook-set and stove storage. This will prevent moisture build-up which can cause rusting and mold growth inside your cook-ware/gear.
91. You can waterproof normal matches by dipping them in nail polish or melted paraffin.
92. When storing food overnight while camping, whether hanging it in a tree or in a bear-canister, stick a fabric softener sheet in with it. Their over-powering smell seems to act as a animal deterrent and mask the actual scent of the food, preventing them from even attempting to mess with your stuff.
93. Don’t forget your trekking poles. Not only are trekking poles useful for navigating the trail, they can also be use to help set up your tarp shelter.
94. Blacken your pot. Blackened cooking pots heat faster. You’re welcome.
95. Bandana. A hat, a dishcloth, a washcloth all in one.
96. Check out a menstrual sponge Yeah, Ladies can us a menstrual sponge to collect their monthly flow. You wash it and reuse it instead of dealing with sanitary napkins and tampons.
97. Or try the diva cup.
98. Campfire eclares are a thing. You gotta try these. Here’s the recipe
99. Are you packing olive oil? At 240 calories per ounce, olive oil is one of the highest calorie foods per ounce you can bring on the trail
100. 13. Bring binder clips so you can hang wet clothes off of your backpack.