Category Archives: Skills

Can you recognize common poisonous plants ?

I always love going into the forest. It calms me down, gives me energy and un-stresses me a lot! Having small children, I noticed that there are a lot of small (and larger!) dangers in the forest that I need to teach them about. I think it’s good to teach your children in an early age […]

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A pocket campfire in a tin

One of the most important things to have in any outdoor situation is fire. To keep warm, to cook food and to have light. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a small, safe, easy to light, cheap, “campfire” in your pocket? 🙂 I found a great description of an emergency campfire / light in an […]

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Another use for egg boxes; fire starting!

Wanna start a quick fire? Get the BBQ, fire pit or campfire working in no time at all? Just use an empty cardboard egg carton and fill it with match light charcoal (the kind that doesn’t need any lighter fluid)! Put one piece of coal in every egg cup. Then close up the box and you have […]

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A natural mosquito repellant

I don’t like to use to many chemicals, so I love this kind of home remedies! Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitos away. Other herbs you can use are; Basil, Mint and Lemon oil. How great, and gives a great smell also! Believe it or not, I read the other day that putting […]

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Using small Tic-Tac boxes to store your spices; another great camping trick

To save space; put all your spices in Tic-Tac boxes! Or any other small container of course. 🙂 Props seattlesundries.com

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A camping toilet roll holder

Another nice camping trick; make a toilet roll holder from a coffee can (or something else). Props fieldandstream.com

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Another kindling trick!

This is another easy way to make kindling. Not as easy as the Dorito one 😉 , but still not much work! Using cosmetic pads to make fire starters. Props Pinterest

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What to do when you don’t have kindling!?

You know the situation; you’re out in the bush in a survival situation and dry kindle is nowhere to be found. What do you do!?!? You crack open that old bag of Doritos you have been carrying all day and start that fire! LOL! 🙂 Props Pinterest

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A great camping trick using an old belt :-)

This is a nice way to re-use an old belt. Make it into a pot-holder while camping! What do you think? Props Popular Mechanics

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Building a fire that burns for 15 hours, unmanaged!

Building a fire that will burn for 15 hours without having to manage it! Pretty crazy! This is one of the things people did in “the old days” and now people seem to have forgotten about this?! Find out more: The lost ways

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