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Old 06-19-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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41 Great Ideas for Camping

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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I love stuff like this!

I will add that you can use a can of Crisco for a candle that will burn for weeks by inserting a wick in the can.


These are more survivalist than camping, but similar premise.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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MacGuyver would be proud!

One item that caught my eye was the Mountain Dew lantern. I had to research that one, and it turns out that it's false... http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/mountaindew.asp

Lots of other good ideas, though.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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That's a pretty cool collection of suggestions. I found a couple to use.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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Those are really great. Thanks for posting this.
Although sending the kids out on a scavenger hunt to "bring back something that makes noise" could produce interesting results
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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Very cool. I sent them along to both my sons who love camping.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Cool ideas but I also looked up the mountain one & found out it wasn't true. I always have glosticks with me, I love playing with them.

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