If you consider yourself outdoorsy in any way, we have quite the treat for you! Whether it’s backyard camping with the kiddos, or up in the mountains, these awesome tricks and tips are sure to impress!
Use the kids’ foam flooring as extra padding in your tent.
Strap a headlamp to your gallon of water to make an easy lantern.
Tin can bread
You can find the recipe for this yummy bread, here.
Know your plants
Some of these poisonous plants can easily be confused. Know your leaves to protect yourself and your family.
Light a match
Stick some sand paper on the top of your match box (in this case an empty baby food container), so you can easily light it.
Toilet paper holder
Keep your toilet paper dry by making this easy holder.
To Go Toothpaste
Dab these on a let them dry. Then you get put them in a plastic bag for on the go teeth cleaning. Just pop one in your mouth and add water.
Campfire Cresent rolls
You can also fill them with yummy stuff like pizza toppings or Nutella! Get full instructionshere.
Tic Tac spices
Store and organize your spices in empty Tic Tac cases.
Get this two-person sleeping baghere.
Or snag some of these killer hammockshere.
With a straw and lighter, you can make single-use pouches like these for toothpaste or ointments. Get full instructionshere.
Single serve coffee
With a little dental floss and a coffee filter, you can learn to make your ownhere.
Or, you can just bring a handful of these single serve packs.
Create a cozy and romantic atmosphere with these DIY candle sticks. Learn howhere.
Make your own hand washing stationwith an empty detergent bottle.
Hanging pot rack
With nothing more than a belt and some hooks, you got yourself a hanging rack.
Make yummy treats with the family! Find full instructionshere.
Pill bottle first aid kit
Small and compact, this can be thrown in your pocket while hiking.
With a bit of a shake, you can make these over the fire! For full instructions, go here.
Make your own washing machine with a plunger and a bucket! Learn howhere.
DIY fire starters are easy with an egg carton and charcoal.
Travel oil lamps
Make pocket-sized oil lamps in recycled travel shampoo bottles. Learn howhere.
No more messy marinades
Instead of using a rub or marinade, place fresh herbs right on the coals to flavor your meats. Get more on howhere.
Well, shoo mosquito! Add sage to your campfire to detract bugs.
Toast some Starburst
Sounds silly, I know. But grill these yummy candies over the fire until they are soft and bubbly for a fun and unique treat!
Polenta cakes are an easy starch to pair with tons of meal options. Get more instructions on how to cook ithere.
Oh man, does this look decadent or what? Get the recipehere.
Mark your trail
With this bio-degradable tape. Get ithere.
Hunt for treasures
Create a cool scavenger hunt for the kiddos.
Make your own portable john, with a milk crate, a bucket, and a toilet seat.
Wax fire starters
Cotton swabs dipped in wax make for awesome fire starters.
They are extremely absorbent and light weight. Perfect for camping.
Freeze gallon jugs of water to use to keep your food cold, and to drink.
Make your own emergency fire kitshere by just using an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.
DIY tick repellent
Learn how to make this easy and all-natural tick repellent below.
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