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Questions tagged [camping]

For hacks related to camping or vacationing (usually outdoors) in a camper, tent, sleeping bag etc.

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What lightweight household items could be used as tent stakes?

I've gotta go on a backpacking trip, and I need something lightweight to attach rainfly to fairly soft ground. Doesn't even have to be super-ultra-rigid, just light. Normally I'd just order something ...
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How to quickly dry out a Camelbak?

The Camelbak is an useful piece of equipment for long outdoor hikes, cycling trips, and camping trips. It stores water in a pouch, with a tube to drink out of. But that's my problem: After I'm ...
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Makeshift stand for large tablet

I'm on a small holiday in a camping trailer, and amongst loads of other stuff I brought my iPad and a keyboard. But I didn't bring a stand for my iPad. Do you have a suggestion for a makeshift stand ...
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How to find my way without a compass?

We went for a tracking camp a week ago. While collecting wood for a fire, I discovered that I was lost. My mobile was not receiving a signal and I felt hopeless. If I could only only have found the ...
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Can laser pointers defend you from wild cats? [closed]

As I'm sure many are aware, laser pointers work great for distracting house cats and even some dogs to the point of insanity. Does this have the same effect on larger wild cats? Would a laser pointer ...
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How to straighten a bent tent-peg

Metal tent pegs get bent(particularly if they hit a rock) , particularly the fancy aluminium ones for hiking. Plastic ones don't but they are much more bulky. Once they are bent they seem to say bent ...
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How can I drive a tent peg into gravel?

Strangely, several campsites near me recently (well 10 years ago now) added a layer of gravel over most of the individual sites. Several inches thick. I guess there was a good reason for this, like ...
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How to light a match?

A match is usually an easy thing to light. However, if you go camping the way I do the lighter area alway seems to get wet and useless. That is if it isn't worn down anyway. I am talking about the ...
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Ways of waterproofing a watch

I have a non-waterproof watch that I sometimes wear with me. While I could choose not to wear this one, I wear it on some occasions and would rather wear it at these times. I am looking for a way of ...
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How to warm a meal when camping or in the wild

Can you give me an advice how to warm a meal which I carry in a jar or in a can when I go somewhere on camping or on tents in the wild. I don't want to carry heavy things like gas bottles, a pan or ...
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How can I repair an axe head that has been separated from the Handle?

My hatchett became heated and loose, as it was left sitting too close to the fire overnight. The handle is some type of wood composite, with a rubber grip. I think it can be saved, but it needs to be ...
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How to start fire with wet fire wood after it has been raining or snowing

In the winter when there is snow or in the other seasons after it has been raining all the wood on the ground is wet. When I go to the forest or somewhere in the nature and need to make fire it is ...
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How do I sharpen a knife in the wild?

I went camping near a river the other day, and realized that my trusty pocketknife was pretty dull. It made my camping experience not too fun. Is there any way to get a knife reasonably sharp without ...
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How can I safely trim my fingernails without a fingernail clipper?

On very rare occasions, I've found myself camping in the middle of the wilderness when I realized that I had forgotten to pack a fingernail clipper. I really hate having long fingernails. Especially ...