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.
We learned this in survival training when I was in the Navy. The Dakota fire hole - conserves wood while minimizing smoke and light from the fire. it also helps cut the light and smoke that can be seen by others or, eh hem, Walkers.
Making an upside down fire. The upside down fire technique rocks. It’s a cleaner burn with far less smoke and better combustion, gives off more heat, needs less tending and uses the embodied energy in wood more efficiently than the tipi-esque fire method.
Complete Swamp Cooler - How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler. My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we use to air condition our tent when we camp in hot, dry weather at Burning Man.
Camping tricks & tips - Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler. They’ll keep your food cold, and you’ll have plenty of water to drink for later. Other things you can freeze to use for later: pasta sauces, chili, and pesto.