firestarters from toilet paper rolls & lint

For camping.

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

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Fall is approaching and it's time to spark up the fire pit and an easy way to get the entertaining going. Use leftover dryer lint, stuff it in a toilet paper roll, wrap it in newspaper and voila - DIY fire starter.

Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

DIY toilet for camping or SHTF

For camping or late nights at the beach? Leave 1/4 of Mountain dew in bottle (just dont drink it all), add a tiny bit of baking soda and 3 caps of peroxide. Put the lid on and shake - walla! Homemade glow stick (bottle) solution. kids

Use spaghetti jar or pickle jar. Place toilet paper roll in center. Pour unwrapped bite-sized candies in jar- AROUND TP ROLL. Stuff money in tp roll. (Write eat me on jar) Perfect gift for birthday. Make sure its their favorite candy to be sure they dont throw it away!

Camping scavenger hunt: write items on a paper bag so the kids have something to put their "finds" in.

I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.

Camp fire starters

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How to Make Swedish Fire Log

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Fire Starters for Camping from Dryer Lint! Perfect for my Fire Pit!

Did you know that you can use corn chips as fire starters when RV camping?! (Think dollar store bags of Fritos)

Make Your Own Firestarters

How to make different kinds of colored fire. There's a good article here, too: http://www.campfiredude.com/campfire-magic.shtml

Without a doubt its SO much nicer to have a roll of toilet paper on your camping trip... But one of the inherent downfalls for a roll of toilet paper is it acts like a huge blotter absorbing the humidity from the air and making it almost useless. And too, that unexpected rain shower can turn that roll hanging on a stick to a blob of mush in short order. Coffee cans are wonderful for keeping your important papers dry and ready for use under any outdoors weather condition.