"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...Perfect!!"

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. Good to know for an outdoor fire pit!

Interesting use of a cinder block for a quick grill.

Soooo trying this wasp/bee trap this summer if we have a problem.

DIY Water Balloon Pump. Brilliant!! Perfect for camping when you don't have a water spigot.

Why didn't I think of that?

This is it! Perfect.

cornstarch/baking soda clay that dries like porcelain, beautiful white

YES!! Perfect use for the smallish shells I'm bringing home from the beach. Now...do I have a frame worthy shot...

Dakota fire hole - conserves wood while minimizing smoke and light from the fire

Are you prepared for a real disaster? Here's a plan. For your survival kit, use a portable container such as a large, covered trash receptacle. If you store your liquids at the bottom of your container, you’ll reduce the chance of damage from leaking plastic bottles. Put food, first aid kit & clothes on top. Easy to grab & go if needed.

Easy Fire Starting Tips

Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.

Portable recycling/trash bag holder... perfect for camping! Recycle all your bottles & cans at get-togethers and parties.

First-rate fire starters- Pack sawdust into paper muffin cups, above, or a cardboard egg carton. Melt paraffin wax or old candles in a double boiler, pour over the sawdust and allow to cool. Slow-burning when lit, these hotcakes make great starters for a fireplace or campfire.

Use a Pringles can to store unused uncooked spaghetti, so simple but SO GENIUS!

Use foam floor covering to make your tent less rocky and sharp, especially good for state parks where you have to pitch your tent on the gravel pad!

Reuse laundry detergent dispenser bottle to hold water for washing hands while camping.

DIY Lawn Yahtzee... Easy to make with 4x4s. maybe for play around the camp ground.

Camping recipes & tips