Foodhacks tips

Homemade fire starters

Worried about the damp wood and fire rings that could make it difficult to start campfires? Well, this trick got you covered. Just get the lint trap in your dryer, stuff the lint into a cardboard toilet paper tube, and you’ll have your homemade fire starter for your next camping trip. Once you’re ready to start your campfire, stack your logs, put the homemade fire starter near the base of the heap, and light it up. Via.

Or even hand sanitizer

One thing you can never forget when you’re out camping is the hand sanitizer. As much as they help keep you safe from your unhygienic activities, they might as well been used as fire starters. You’ll need them to start a germ-free campfire in a pinch. Via.

More fire starters

Don’t let those damp wood or fire rings ruin your camping trip. You could also get several pieces of cotton dipped in wax and packed for the camping trip. A quick an easy way to avoid the disappointments in the woods. Via.

Keep your matchsticks safe and dry

Whether you’re planning for a camping trip or just interested in keeping your matchsticks safe, this trick will work best for you. You’ll need to melt candle wax, dip the matches (heads or the entire stick) in the melted wax and let them cool. As an alternative to melted candle wax, you could try waterproofing the matches using fingernail polish. Via.

Waterproofing the match holder for easy lighting

Once you’re done protecting the matchsticks, it’s about time we talked about the match holders. Since the holders may also get wet, you’ll need to utilize the waterproofing properties of sandpaper that will be glued inside the top of the match holder for waterproofing and easy lighting. You don’t have to worry about wet or soggy or worn out strike pads. The fine-grained sandpaper offers you a large, coarse striking surface with great waterproofing properties. Via.

Strips of soaps for conservation

Imagine what happens if your single bar of soap drops in the lake and you don’t find it. Does this mean you won’t clean up for your entire camping trip? Will you continue rooting the lake’s bottom to get it? Save yourself from this common camping problem by using vegetable peelers to slice the soap and store the slices for use when heading off to shower. This will also help prevent the soaps from messing up with your belongings when packing for your next trip. Via.

Put your drowned gadgets in a bag of rice

Many people have often written to me seeking to know some tricks and hacks they may use to save their drowned gadgets such as phones, tablets, etc. Well, through my experience, carrying a bag of rice has proven useful when it comes to drying and repairing them. If your phone drowned, put in the bag of rice and leave it to dry for at least two days. Cross your fingers. Via.

Hang clothes up with bread tags

I know you can’t get all your essential household items to your campsite. You’ll, therefore, start stockpiling your bread tags because they make great clothespins. This is one of the most ideal family camping hacks that could see you transform your campsite into a magical home, just for a couple of days. Via.

Lining your bag with garbage bags to keep contents dry

Though most manufacturers tend to present their bags as waterproof gears, you’ll be surprised by how much moisture these bags absorb in wet environments, under light and heavy showers. To avoid the disappointments, I would advise that you line the inside of your camping backpack or bag with a trash bag before packing your items into it. This will helps keep the contents of the bag safe and dry. Avoid wet clothing in your bags too. Via.

Use dirty clothes to dry your pair of wet shoes overnight

Worried about the discomfort of wet shoes while camping? Here is a trick to help you dry them out as you retire for the evening. Remove the insoles and set them aside to dry independently, stuff some dry, dirty clothing into the shoes and leave them to absorb the shoes’ excess moisture overnight. This means the moisture in the shoes will transfer into the dry clothing. Via.