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I always bring a cordless drill with socket to raise and lower my stabilizers. A lot easier than hand crank. I also carry latex gloves (or nitrile) and hand sanitizer for my visits to the dump station.

We also carry a small grate to put on the campground fire pits. Its cleaner and the bars are closer together so your dinner does not fall through.

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I always bring a cordless drill with socket to raise and lower my stabilizers. A lot easier than hand crank.

I also do this as using the hand crank will wear you out if it is hot.
 

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My wife and i use a divided(tackle box) for medical first aide.It had areas for everything.And we can tell fast what we need to restock.We only use the stretch able bandaides as kids are tough on them LOL.It holds everything from bug spray,cremes,lotions,ETC.And you can get them as big as you need.Also find them at any yardsale or used good store.Also look for the plastic roller tool boxes as we use them for (Chuck Boxes)Top holds utensiles and front doors open to show dry goods.
 

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For tent camping always have a tarp under the tent and one available for over the top in case it rains. Another tip, at all possible keep the shoes out of the camper or tent. It minimizes the amount of dirt tracked in and less clean up.

Plastic totes has become my friend. I keep all the dry goods in them and allows me to keep them outside. It keeps the wet out and the animals.

Eggs I put in other containers because the egg containers can become soggy in the cooler and that leads to issues. Zipploc bags keep food from becomming soggy in a cooler as well.

I hope all of this helps.
 

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I have been devouring all this info as I am going on my first camping trip this weekend. My husband and his brother are experienced outdoorsmen but I'm not. So this has been such helpfull information.
 

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I always make sure I have a can of WD40 or RP7, a roll of duct tape and a box of different sized fuses in my kit before I head off on my camping trips.
 

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I agree with Tweetygale that Ziplocs be used for keeping items in a cooler and away from the melting ice. Other brands (like Glad) don't seal as well and water will eventually seep in. Ziplocs tend to be more expensive but that's because THEY WORK where others don't. Do make sure the lock is zipped all the way.

The press-and-seal is a great idea but hard to reuse. Ziplocs are reusable.
 

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If the weather is cold, sleeping bags are much better at keeping your body heat inside than blankets and sheets. When sleeping under primitive conditions the best way to stay warm is to use your own body heat.

It also depends on what kind of camping you are doing. I use thick self inflating thermarest pads and a rectangular sleeping bag since they pack much better. If it's gonna be cold, then I use a lower temp rated mummy type bag. Colder still? Add socks and light or medium weight polypropylene undergarments. Whatever the case, keep the warmer stuff and your flashlight close by just in case you wake up during the night for that unexpected nature call. It does happen and if you have to hunt for this stuff when you gotta go, you'll be miserable!
 

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Did yall actually drink the campground water, or just use it for dishes, showers, etc..

I have always been very skeptical of drinking campground water, but I know some that do quite often. I dont even like to make coffee with the campground water, I usually bring my own bottled water for that.
Recently, I've been bringing my own water whenever I go camping since suffering from amoebiasis a couple of weeks ago. Better to be on the safe side.
 

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With the spread of the emerald ash borer, transporting firewood can get you into trouble. And we all know that some campgrounds the firewood available is either green or expensive or both!! Nothing worse than green firewood that wont burn, smoking out your campsite/camper!!! That happened to us last fall in FL. So what I ended up doing was buying some plain old 2X4 studs (untreated of course) and cut them up in 1' to 18" sections. They burn nicely and are cheaper than the stuff you get at the campgrounds. Kept them under a tarp the whole time in FL and they started nicely with regular old grill charcoal (kingsford matchless).
 

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Mine is that unless you enjoy cooking over an open campfire, Dutch ovens, etc., and many people do, some of us don't and this tip is for us that do not.

Prepare the food at home well in advance and freeze it in vacuum seal freezer bags. They then can go into your cooler helping to cool other things until ready to use. If you have water frozen in these bags as well, when they thaw out they can be used as a water supply.
 

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Recently, I've been bringing my own water whenever I go camping since suffering from amoebiasis a couple of weeks ago. Better to be on the safe side.
I have the same diseases and you are correct bringing your own drinking water would be safer. It may be a hassle, but better to be safe than sorry.
 

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Beer Can Stove Hack

Here's a trick that I just learned. For anyone camping with limited space and limited access to firewood, try a beer can stove to heat up some tasty meals. You can watch a short demonstration here: [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaVaZh1jMFk&feature=youtu.be[/ame]​
 

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My camping tip is about RV Roof leaking problem, if during your RV camping you have faced RV Roof leakage then EPDM Roof Coatings are the best choice for repairing RV Roof leaks instantly. Hope it will help all RV campers. Thanks
 

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I have the same diseases and you are correct bringing your own drinking water would be safer. It may be a hassle, but better to be safe than sorry.


Or if you are bringing any kind of stove with you, it is safer to boil the water and let it cool down before drinking. Bringing your own water is a good option too but it'll add more liters to your luggage weight while camping.
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