Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.

Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.
Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.
Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.
Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.
Bring a tick deterrent.
Bring a tick deterrent.
Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder. Be sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.

Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.

Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.

Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.
 
 Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.
Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.
Make single use soap flakes with a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler. You can also rub soap on mosquito bites to relieve the itchiness.
Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.

Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.

 Just fill it up with water.

Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans.

Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans.
Make campfire cones!

Make campfire cones!

Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.

Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.

 Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.

Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal. You just have to light the carton and the fire will catch on to the charcoal.

Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.

Forgo the meat marinade and put Rosemary right on the coals. Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.
Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

 

 Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.

If you’re going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking tape.

If you're going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking tape.

 

Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt. Write the items down on a paper bag so they have a receptacle for the items.

 

 

Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.

Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.

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