11 minutes | Nov 29th 2015

9 Unusual Camping Tips

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 trip. 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. call the show: 207-370-9797 email: sws0926@gmail.com Support Outside Health and Fitness Leave a Rating and Review in iTunes Camping Tips 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 it 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 dryer lint Belt Pan Holder Fasten a belt around a tree Add “S” hooks Hang your pots and pans Straw Containers All you need for this tip are straws, 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 straw. Nalgene Baby 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 on tight!) 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!  Google Maps 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 search. 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 Shop for LifeStraw on Amazon *note this not an affiliate link…I just think this is a handy device to have with you in the backcountry!   Bonus For more Camping Tips check out: 5 Backpacking Tips for Backcountry Adventure How to Stay Safe on the Trail with Ben Maynard from Ben On Adventures Photo Attribution “Swedish Fire Torch” by http://zenzi.org/ “Nalgene Bottle” By BrokenSphere (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons Help Us Spread the Word! We would greatly appreciate it if you could please share #outsidehealthandfitness with your twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet! If you liked this episode please head over to iTunes and kindly leave us a rating, a review and subscribe! Ways to subscribe to Outside Health and Fitness Click here to subscribe in iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Feedback Ask questions, make comments, send in your favorite fitness tips or anything else you would like to share. Let your voice be heard! Call 207-370-9797 Email: sws0926@gmail.com Use our SpeakPipe Page! to send a FREE voicemail right from your computer, tablet or phone!
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