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16 Camping Tips That Will Simplify Your Family Trip

1. Tie a rope between two trees and use a stick to help secure your tarp.

1. Tie a rope between two trees and use a stick to help secure your tarp.
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2. Use pill containers for an on-the-go pharmacy. Just be sure to label everything!

3. Use tin foil on your waffle iron to avoid messy cleanup. Make sure to save the foil for recycling once you get home!

4. DIY a camping toilet with a gallon-jug and a milk crate. Sawdust makes this a safe, eco-friendly option.

4. DIY a camping toilet with a gallon-jug and a milk crate. Sawdust makes this a safe, eco-friendly option.
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5. Paint the inside of a jar with glow-in-the-dark paint. Check that your paint will glow more than once.

6. MacGyver a shower out of a water jug and a watering can spout.

6. MacGyver a shower out of a water jug and a watering can spout.
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7. DIY an easy lantern with a headlamp and an empty milk jug.

7. DIY an easy lantern with a headlamp and an empty milk jug.
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8. Conserve soap by making your own soap pouch.

8. Conserve soap by making your own soap pouch.
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9. Make a portable washing machine, just be sure not to dump soapy water into any lakes or streams.

10. Waterproof your own strike-anywhere matches using shellac.

11. Keep duct tape at-the-ready by wrapping small pieces on your Nalgene.

12. The best way to pack your clothes:

12. The best way to pack your clothes:
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13. Use an old Altoids container to pack a first aid kit.

14. Try this natural tick deterrent.

14. Try this natural tick deterrent.
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15. Pack antibiotic ointments and toothpaste in pieces of straws and seal using a lighter.

16. Make a handwashing station out of an old detergent container.

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