Pinner says: Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
When camping, strap a head lamp to a gallon jug of water to fill the entire tent with ambient light. (I'm going to have this on hand at home for when the power goes out. A flashlight just doesn't cut it!)