CSR Camping Handy Camping tips to remember  
   
 

1

If your backpack or sleeping bag smells musty or damp, place a wrapped cake of soap inside to get rid of the smell.

2

Fluff you sleeping bag to create the maximum loft thus offering maximum warmth.

3

Don't overdress when using a sleeping bag, or you'll sweat, and moisture greatly diminishes the effectiveness of the bag.

4

Use a compression stuff sac to reduce the pack size of your sleeping bag by up to fifty percent.

5

Place newspaper under your sleeping bag to provide extra insulation.

6

Always stuff your sleeping bag back into the stuff sac feet first.

 
   
 

1

If you are using butane gas and the air temperature drops below 1ºC  the butane will not gas. To get it to do so, shake the cylinder. A better idea is to use propane all year round.

2

Lining your fishing tackle box with foil helps to prevent rust damage to hooks and other equipment.

3

Use as many disposable products as possible (plates, cups, utensils, etc.) and clean-up will be quick and easy.

4

Dip your matches in nail polish to waterproof them.

5

Pack your toilet paper in a used tin then snap on the lid to keep it dry.

6

Cut a hole in the bottom of a black bag to get your head through, it makes for a good emergency poncho.

 
 
 

1

Don't walk across another camper's site - walk around it.

2

Choose a camping spot on the highest ground level of the camp site during rainy seasons.

3

Do not camp in dry river beds as flash floods can occur and are very dangerous.

4

Do not camp near wild animal paths that leads to a water hole.

 
 

1

If your water bottle smells musty, add four teaspoons of baking soda, shake well and allow to stand for about an hour, then rinse.

2

Empty out the water from your cooler at least daily to help preserve ice and for sanitation reasons as blood from meats can be carried by the water, contaminating other foods.