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For Camping…rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton balls and store them in a ziplock bag. When you’re ready to make a fire pull a few cotton balls out and place them under your wood. Light the cotton balls for an instant fire starter.

Listerine (the amber color) works great to keep skeeters away from your yard. Spray it on the grass, in the bushes, around doors, on lawn chairs and patio. let it sit for a half hour and no skeeters. We have been using this for two years now and I am still amazed at how well it works. The smell doesn't last, but lack of skeeters does. For us it worked for almost two days.

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps... I'll be placing these around the yard this year!

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Twisted Newspaper Fire Starter

Twisted Newspaper Fire Starters.

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Top 33 Most Creative Camping DIY Projects and Clever Ideas

Add sage to an evening campfire to keep away bugs and mosquitoes! (Note: Obviously for a camping trip where you won't be carrying gear far from you vehicle. Designed for a family camping trip to accommodate campers of all ages and levels of experience.)

How to turn a salvaged washer or dryer drum into a functional and unique backyard firepit for less than $35!

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make crystal clear ice!

"Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in." Need to remember this one...

Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away! FINALLY!AWESOME..