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    Fill Your Nalgene With Trail Mix... great when you have dirty hands

    This Killer Tent Weighs Almost Nothing and Fits In Your Nalgene Bottle. Great for a weekend get away.

    Backpacker Blogs - Trail Chef: 8 Dirtbag Dinners. "There are two kinds of backpackers: those willing to haul fresh veggies, backpacking ovens, and a French press in service of gourmet cuisine, and those who would rather just rehydrate their peas and be done with it. I'm a card-carrying member of the former group"

    Another Pinner wrote... Zipper-Pull Watch/Light, Safety Light, LED Flashlight | Great for Camping!!

    DIY small storage for camping

    Solar-Powered Water Bottle Cap Light | 32 Things You'll Totally Need When You Go Camping

    take one of you tall pill bottles or a large Vitamin bottle fill it with first aid items..room for...asprin, chapstick, band-aid or fire starting materials.

    Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station. | 41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

    10 of the best camping apps! And lots of other top 10 camping lists (activities, food, organizing, etc)

    Tired of electronics cords getting tangled or lost in totes or luggage or at home? This "Take Charge" charger organizer lets you keep chargers in individual compartments for easy access.

    Here is a step by step lesson in how to hang a bear bag...something all backpackers should know!

    JetBoil Granola Breakfast 1 cup of dried oats 1 cup of water 1 cup trail mix (I prefer raisins, cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, papaya, pineapple, and coconut flakes) 1/4 Tsp cinnamon 1/4 Tsp of brown sugar Choice of fruit for the side, such as apple or banana

    Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling

    Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil doubles as a super effective mosquito repellent. | 41 Genius Camping Hacks You'll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

    Carry seasonings in a straw when you go camping. Heat one end of the straw with a lighter and crimp it shut, fill with seasoning, and repeat heating process on other end.

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    Scrambled eggs when camping... Use a zip lock bag to mix up all the stuff, then there is no mess! You can also cook in the bag. Just drop it into a pot of boiling water on the fire. It Works, I have done this! A great way to personalize individual breakfasts.

    Bake a Campfire Cake in an Orange- Cut the tops off oranges & scoop out the fruit. Fill each orange just past halfway with prepared cake mix. Put the tops back on & wrap in foil. Set the oranges in the campfire coals for 20 minutes. The cake bakes right in the oranges and is very moist with a tinge of orange flavor.

    Here’s a pack-loading strategy we recommend for stability and comfort on the trail / REI #sponsored

    Appalachian trail hiking print made in the USA!

    Have You Gone Hiking Lately? Learn about great resources from the American Hiking Society and National Geographic to get your family out in the woods and hiking this summer. {part of the Playful Expression Nature Play series on Let Children Play}