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Baby Food Container Matchboxes

For the bathrooms: Mason jar match holder. Cut out a piece of black sandpaper that is the same size as a mason jar lid. Glue the piece of sandpaper on the lid with hot glue. Fill mason jars with matches, close the lid and you are ready to go.

"So smart!!! The cardboard carton is easy to light with a match and then the charcoal starts too!!    Perfect for bringing camping or starting a fire pit for smores!  Storage, transporting and ease of starting.

Charcoal in an egg carton. The cardboard carton is easy to light with a match and then the charcoal starts too. Perfect for bringing camping or starting a fire pit for smores Storage, transporting and ease of starting- smart.

Family Camping Checklist

Family Camping Checklist: This is a car camping list, not a backpacking list. Very good list.

lawn Yahtzee... I want to do this for summer, fun to take camping

Wooden yard dice - play Yahtze, Bunco and other games outdoors! We could make these in a large size that kids could roll around, use for seats or games.

Camping Tips - these are really good, very simple common sense tips. Worth the time to read them.

Camping Tips - these are really good, very simple common sense tips. Worth the time to read them. My favorites are to invest in cheap black bedding to hide mud stains and bringing a scented car tree for the portapotty - Outdoor Ideas

Tips on how to camp with little ones. Most of the good tips are in the comments on the blog.

Tips on how to camp with little ones. Oh boy, please let this be my future family.

Toys/activities to bring for kids camping

Toys/activities to bring for kids camping. Very useful for a person like me who camps about once every 8 years and has no idea what to bring!

Camping Tip: Just lightly beat them ahead of time at home, then pack them in a recyclable water bottle using a kitchen funnel. A 16 oz water bottle will hold approximately 8-9 extra large eggs. If camping for several days, just pack in separate water bottles and label by day or dish. This eliminates any measuring on site.

A water bottle will hold large eggs - 41 Genius Camping Hacks You'll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

The next time I go camping... THIS.

Instead of using that plain marshmallow for some S'mores. why not try stuffing candy into the marshmallow before roasting? Rollo candy work really well for this yummy campfire treat! Reese's peanut butter cups are REALLY good on s'mores too!

Camping tip: gallon milk jug with water and 1/4 cup salt...freeze.  Will keep cooler colder than just ice and for longer and not melt everywhere

Camping Tip - Keep your cooler cold: fill a gallon milk jug with water and ¼ cup salt. Pack into your cooler and it acts as an ice block that won't melt all over your food.

Dryer lint fire starter  UPDATE** Works worders!!  I stuffed a couple in our camping gear and next to our fireplace. So easy!

Dryer lint stuffed in a toilet paper tube= instant fire starter. Great for outdoor fire pit

10 tent tips for happy camping!

Top 10 Tent Tips for Happy Camping: Have you ever woken up to a soggy tent or struggled with stubborn stakes? Read our infographic and learn 10 tent tips for happy camping!

Car Camping Gear Checklist - handy!

Don& forget to print out this car camping checklist before you go! It includes everything you need from shelter, cooking, and toiletries. Its always better to be prepared!

Camping Checklist...now maybe this year I won't forget pillows and chairs.

The Camp Gal - this is an awesome site with lost pf tips and tricks for having an awesome camping trip on a budget and without the hassle! I'm pretty much the only girl out of my friends that actually enjoys camping! Definitely putting this to good use.

Good way to keep food dry in your cooler

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FOOD DRY IN A COOLER. Place ice and cans at the bottom of the cooler. Place cooling racks on top of the cans. Now you have a nice dry shelf to place food in. Great idea for traveling also!