Do not place barbecues inside
These can emit
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous,
Smaller concentrations of this gas
On old (but broken) heavy base electric
using methylated spirit burners whilst camping or bushwalking if you use a fuel mixture of
80% methylated spirits to 20% water it helps keep the bottom of the pots and billies
clean, reducing the soot and lessening cleaning time.
|The plastic tags used to|
close sliced bread wrappers can be used as clothes pegs. About 50 of them stack into
a 35 mm film canister.
|Ice in the cooler (ice chest) whilst|
Buy several individual cans of drink such as Capri
Thanks to Jeanette Phifer
|Another similar tip is to fill a large|
plastic container with water and freeze until solid. As it melts, this can then
provide fresh cold water gradually over a long period of time. Ideal when sailing
|To freshen up plastic water containers|
before use, place two denture cleaning tablets inside and fill up with water. Leave
overnight, then discard water.
|To keep boots dry and insect free, push|
sticks into ground and place boot over top of stick.
|Radiator foil makes an ideal insulator|
under mattresses, or when sitting and kneeling on the ground.
|Cut an orange in half and eat the flesh,|
leaving the peel complete. This can then be used to cook eggs in the ashes of a camp
|If you smear washing up liquid on the|
outside of pans it will prevent the smoke from staining the utensil.
|To facilitate the start of|
a camp fire, particularly when kindling is damp, work petroleum
jelly (Vaseline) into cotton balls and ignite. These can be stored
safely in ziplock plastic bags until use.
Keep away from children.
|For safety, when using a portable|
“Gaz” stove, drill holes in the four “feet” so that you can put a tent
peg through into the ground to fix securely.
Nothing worse than soggy toilet paper
|To prevent soap becoming slimy, put the|
soap bar into a stocking or one leg of a pair of tights and use through the material.
This can then be hung up when not in use.
|To keep shoes dry, take a wire coathanger|
and bend up about 2″ at each end. Hang in the usual way and a shoe can be
hooked over the ends.
|To hang washing without pegs, take two|
pieces of cord , string or rope and twist them together. Make into a washing line by
suspending between two appropriate places. Washing can then be “poked”
between the two strands.
|If sleeping on an air bed, if you place a|
blanket on top of the mattress, between the airbed and the sleeping bag, it will be much
|To make your own larder, sew edges of an|
old net curtain to make a bag. Place a plate in the bottom and thread tape through
the hem at the top to hang the larder up by.
|Place loops over tent rails which can be|
used to hang things from without causing water seepage through the canvas.