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Stop Spending Money On Fancy Camping Stoves And Grab A Tin Can Instead

Stop Spending Money On Fancy Camping Stoves And Grab A Tin Can Instead

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Plenty of us love camping, but for those of us who hate leaving our creature comforts behind, it can be a challenge. Especially when it comes to chowing down. While building fires and making them last is great if you know how to do so without spending six hours rubbing sticks together when you ultimately forget your lighter, lots of people opt for mini grills and camping stoves to save themselves a few headaches.But what if I told you that you could reach the same end with an old can? If you want to learn how to recycle, save money, and lighten your camping load all at once, check this out. First thing's first: Grab a large can of some sort. If you shop in bulk, you probably have a few of these around the house. ...
He Turned A Rusty, Old Cargo Van Into An Epic Camping Mobile

He Turned A Rusty, Old Cargo Van Into An Epic Camping Mobile

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Here at ViralNova, we're no strangers to seeing people take old, rusted-out cars, ripping their innards out, and giving them a completely new look. Somehow, each new van remodel is more amazing than the last. And Reddit user VAN-Wilder's cargo-van-turned-Adventuremobile does not disappoint. It all started with this 2006 Ford van that he bought on Craigslist. Reddit / VAN-Wilder The floors were rusted, but that would be easily remedied. Reddit / VAN-Wilder After ripping out all the stuff inside, VAN-Wilder got to work. Reddit / VAN-Wilder An angle grinder made quick work of the rusting. ...
I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

I Quit My Job To Go On Adventures With My Husky

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I quit my normal day job and started my own business. I’m more flexible now, so I go camping all over Norway with my amazing husky. We can follow our dream and go cross-country skiing over most of the national parks in Norway. I also photograph other dogs we meet on the road and share pictures on Instagram. The guy behind the camera Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/akiak-the-adventure-dog/
He Bought A Trailer Hitch And Turned It Into An Awesome Teardrop Camper

He Bought A Trailer Hitch And Turned It Into An Awesome Teardrop Camper

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I'm not a big fan of camping out in the wilderness or sleeping on the ground, but I do love to see new places. One of the best ways to do that in the U.S. is by car. But if you don't want to spend a ton on overnight stays at hotels, camping is the next best bet.That is unless you're as handy as Redditor YouLoseTheGameTony. Bound and determined, he started out with nothing but a metal trailer kit and his own imagination and turned it into his very own teardrop camper. First, he sketched out the design on his computer. It doesn't look like much, but just you wait. Reddit / YouLoseTheGameTony He bought a simple trailer hitch online -- when it came in the mail, he got started! ...
Got An Empty Or Broken Lighter?  Don’t Worry, You Can Still Use It To Start A Fire!

Got An Empty Or Broken Lighter? Don’t Worry, You Can Still Use It To Start A Fire!

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Nothing's worse than realizing that your lighter doesn't work on a camping trip. And if you didn't bring matches or any extraordinary wilderness survival skills with you, you're completely out of luck when it comes to making a cozy campfire -- at least, it seems so if you don't know this awesome trick. A broken or empty lighter is all you'll need to warm yourself on chilly nights in the great outdoors. Don't believe me? Just check out how YouTuber Grant Thompson gets it done. It's so simple that you'll be able to pull it off easily! Read More: These 26 Survival Hacks Could Save Your Life One Day...Seriously! How cool is that? I'll definitely have to try this the next ti...
If You Don’t Think Of Luxury When You Think Of Truck Beds, You Haven’t Seen These

If You Don’t Think Of Luxury When You Think Of Truck Beds, You Haven’t Seen These

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I'll be the first to admit that the thought of sleeping in a pickup truck sounds anything but luxurious. In fact, it sounds seriously uncomfortable. Because I don't have an outdoorsy bone in my body, I'm over here like, "Why should I sleep in a truck when hotels are things that exist?" Sure, the linens are questionable at best and continental breakfasts are usually a little weird, but dealing with those sounds better to me than roughing it. I'd probably be someone who goes "glamping" if I ever gave any form of camping a second thought.That being said, one Oregon-based carpenter by the name of Jeremy has broadened my horizons. He's the mastermind behind Tuffli Built, and if you happen to be on the say-no-to-camping team along with me, you...
12 Adult Summer Camps That Will Reawaken Your Inner Child

12 Adult Summer Camps That Will Reawaken Your Inner Child

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Let’s all gather around the bonfire and sing Kumbaya. View this image › wasan gredpree / Via thinkstockphotos.com 1. Camp Grounded — Anderson Valley, Calif. campgrounded.org campgrounded.org campgrounded.org   You can revive your childhood days at Camp Underground as you disconnect from the world and travel to Anderson Valley. Leave all your work jargon for the weekend as you partake in countless activities including talent shows, archery, dance classes, learning survival skills, and stargazing. 2. CIA Boot Camp — California, Texas, and New York enthusiasts.ciachef.edu enthusiasts.ciachef.edu   No, not the Central Intelligence Agency, but the Culinary Institute of America. Develop the skills and p...
17 Fresh And Healthy Recipes You Can Make In A Foil Packet

17 Fresh And Healthy Recipes You Can Make In A Foil Packet

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Delicious with basically zero cleanup. WIN. View this image › 1. Jerk Chicken Wings View this image › foodnetwork.com If only everything in life was this easy. Recipe here. 2. Grilled Whole Wheat Pasta, Tomato and Goat Cheese Packets View this image › cookincanuck.com You’ll need to cook the pasta before you put it in the packet, but it’s worth it. Recipe here. 3. Summer Grilled Coconut-Lime Fish Packets View this image › thescrumptiouspumpkin.com So tropical. Recipe here. 4. Lemon Herb Steak with Asparagus View this image › sandytoesandpopsicles.com Designed for a campfire, works for a grill. Recipe here. 5. Shrimp and Kale Packets with Mango Salsa View this image › sheknows.com Spend a few mi...
This Vintage Fire Truck Is Sitting In A Field For The Coolest Reason Ever

This Vintage Fire Truck Is Sitting In A Field For The Coolest Reason Ever

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Sitting in a field on the Inshriach Estate in the Scottish Highlands is a camper that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. It's actually a vintage fire truck from the 1960s, and what people do with it now brings "glamping" to a whole new level. Situated just a short distance from the Tomatin Distillery, this vehicle is changing the camping game. Once you see the footage below, you'll want to visit this beautiful country even more than you wanted to before. Wooden floors from a Tudor mansion, an indoor wood burner, and a Victorian bed? It doesn't get better than that. If you’re interested in spending some time in this incredible caravan, check it out on Canopy & Stars. You won't regret it. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vintage-fire-truck/
Target’s New Glamping Line Looks Like A Real-Life Pinterest Board

Target’s New Glamping Line Looks Like A Real-Life Pinterest Board

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Wilderness essentials include cake stands and candelabras. 1. Target has teamed up with the lifestyle blog Poppytalk to create a Pinterest-ready glamping collection that will hit shelves on June 22. View this image › pinterest.com 2. Target’s website describes the line as “glamour meets the great outdoors.” View this image › pinterest.com It promises you’ll be “serving desserts on a delicate cake stand or roasting marshmallows over a stylish open fire in no time.” 3. Outdoor essentials include a powder blue camp stove, a matching checkerboard… View this image › target.com 4. Floral thermoses and flatwear… View this image › pinterest.com 5. Lanterns and fire pit skewers… Vie...
He Took A Cargo Trailer And Turned It Into One Seriously Awesome Camper

He Took A Cargo Trailer And Turned It Into One Seriously Awesome Camper

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Camping isn't exactly high up on my list of favorite recreational activities, but every now and then, I endure becoming one with nature. I'd probably enjoy camping a bit more if I had one of those tricked-out campers with hot water and a TV, but with those luxuries, is there really any need to leave my house for the weekend? It also doesn't help that a fully loaded camper or RV can cost a small fortune. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); That's the problem hookhands and his wife were having. The couple wanted to spend more time camping, but sleeping in a tent just wasn't for them. While his wife wanted a teardrop camper, our builder set out to build a slightly cheaper alternative. He was eventually able to completely overhaul a new carg...
These DIY Hacks Will Make Camping A Lot Easier And More Enjoyable.

These DIY Hacks Will Make Camping A Lot Easier And More Enjoyable.

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There’s no better time than now to go camping. The summer is beginning to wind down and a few nights sleeping on the ground in your hot tent should be all the convincing you need to stay indoors for the next 6 or 7 months. Don’t get me wrong, camping can be fun, but there’s a reason why we’re not getting our toilet paper from an old coffee can in our everyday lives. Use these camping hacks and hopefully you’ll be able to focus on the best parts of camping, like how wonderful nature is and not how badly you want to go to a hotel. Hopefully. Check them out! 1.) Can Charcoal Stove diyncrafts 2.) Doritos Kindling macbrosplaces 3.) Be...
He Turned This Ugly Cargo Van Into An Awesome Home On Wheels

He Turned This Ugly Cargo Van Into An Awesome Home On Wheels

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); For years, Instructables user Making It There had a dream to overhaul a Sprinter cargo van. This dream came at a price, though. He booked a trip from Portland, Oregon, to the East Coast where he was finally able to purchase the exact Sprinter model that he had always dreamed of. With the van in his possession, in order to transform the vehicle from drab to fab, he first needed to gut the entire interior. In just over six months, Making It There was able to remodel his 2006 Sprinter into an RV ready for nomadic inhabiting. Making It There loves to engineer and create new designs in CAD, so it only made sense that he would use the progra...
Camper Realizes He Has The Power Of Fire

Camper Realizes He Has The Power Of Fire

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Camping is fun and all, but without fire it can become very difficult. How will you stay warm and cook your food without fire? Zach of Final Cut King went camping with his friends and learned something amazing about himself during the trip. While attempting to make a fire by spinning a stick, Zach realized he had the power of fire within him the entire time. Of course it’s all special effects, but that doesn’t make this video any less cool.     Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/11/01/camper-realizes-he-has-the-power-of-fire/
8 Ways Your Phone Doubles as a Wilderness Survival Tool

8 Ways Your Phone Doubles as a Wilderness Survival Tool

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No one can predict when they'll be in a survival situation, but it's never too late to be prepared. When you're lost in the middle of nowhere with limited resources, everything you have on your person becomes important — including your smartphone. We've combed through outdoorsy smartphone apps to find the ones that would be most appropriate for a survival situation where internet connections and phone signals are nonexistent. 1. Flashlight First, there's the trusty flashlight. The aptly named Flashlight (download for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Brightest Flashlight (download for Android) are simple apps that use your phone's tiny LED flash to illuminate as well as any small modern flashlight you'll find in the camping aisle of your favorite retail store. We chose these two apps for
31 Things That Will Make Camping With Your Kids So Much Easier

31 Things That Will Make Camping With Your Kids So Much Easier

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You need more than just s’mores. View this image › Elena Elisseeva / Via thinkstockphotos.com 1. A Portable High Chair View this image › Ciao Baby / Via tinkletinkletoot.com Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean your baby can’t eat the same way they do at home. Find it here. 2. A Sports Utility Stroller View this image › diapers.com You don’t have to go without a stroller. Find one here. 3. Camping Toys View this image › learningresources.com Give your kids a play version of dangerous camping equipment (like burners and Swiss army knives) to keep them from messing with the real thing. Find them here. 4. A Safe Camp Layout View this image › Flickr: usdagov / Via Creative Commons How a ca...
If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

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Camping can be fun, but it can also be the worst. It doesn't matter how great something is, if it involves bugs, bears, and other things you wouldn't want tearing into your skin, the potential for it to become a disaster is high. With these tents, that potential is still there, but at least you're putting your comfort in danger in style. Some of these are more elaborate than others, but they're all extremely cool. If you don't want to go camping in these, you're crazy (or have access to a bed that's surrounded by four walls and covered by a roof). Check them out! 1.) Opera House Camper Tent drinkstuff This camper tent pops open to look like the world-famous Sydney Opera House. 2.) Treepee ...
The Betches’ Guide to Camping

The Betches’ Guide to Camping

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Betches aren’t exactly lovers of the great outdoors—we much prefer our AC and wifi—but sometimes, whether it be because you bought last-minute tickets to a music festival or because your parents are punishing you, a betch may find herself going camping. Camping in theory sucks because like you have to potentially come into contact with dirt and bugs and twigs and shit but depending on the circumstances it can be not awful or even in some cases actually fun. We’ve broken down a few common camping problems every betch is bound to face and come up with the best way so you won’t have to hit two rocks together to try to make a fire, or god forbid, drip dry. Problem #1: Packing Ugh, you mean I have to like go through my closet and shit and decide what I want t...
We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

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We drove my old rickety Ford Escort from Helsinki to Troms with my adventure buddy Mika-Pekka Markkanen. Then visited Senja and Lofoten islands and drove back. The whole trip took 12 days and we drove more than 3500km. We slept our nights mostly in a wind beaten tent that was definitely not suitable for winter camping in Norway. One windy night we found shelter from an abandoned camping site and got to sleep in a cold fire hut. At least we got a shelter from the wind. There was a shower too, but we didn’t have any coins for hot water, so we had an ice cold shower. Show Full Text One unforgettable night we spent in a cave, with water dripping on my face the whole night – like a Chinese torture. Afterwards, we learnt that ancient human bones and skulls from the cave have been...
18 Things Only People Who Hate Camping Understand

18 Things Only People Who Hate Camping Understand

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The only tent I’ll be pitching is in my pants, thank you very much. 1. For starters, camping is NOT a vacation. instagram.com An all-inclusive resort with tropical drinks is a vacation. Camping is just practice for the zombie apocalypse. 2. Being in the middle of nowhere is not your idea of a good time. instagram.com Want to escape reality for a few days? That’s what Netflix is for. 3. Someone always wants to set up camp as far away as humanly possible, much to your chagrin. View this image › Via cheezburger.com “I know, let’s drive six hours, walk another two, then set up camp!” —An idiot who likes to camp 4. Tents are dumb and take forever to put up. View this image › Via imgur.com 5. It’s dirty b...
‘Linking Tents’ That Let You Connect You With Your Camping Buddies

‘Linking Tents’ That Let You Connect You With Your Camping Buddies

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Click to unmute How many times have you gone camping with your friends and were forced to stay inside your tent because of bad weather? Even if the answer is one, that’s one too many! These ‘linking’ POD tents connect with one another to make camping one shared experience for everybody involved. ‘Linking Tents’ That Let You Connect You With Your Camping Buddies Click to unmute How many times have you gone camping with your friends and were forced to stay inside your tent because of bad weather? Even if the answer is one, that’s one too many! These ‘linking’ POD tents connect with one another to make camping one shared experience for everybody involved. Almost finished... To complete the subscription process, please click...
If You’re Looking For A Crazy Adventure, Cliff Camping Could Be Your Next Thrill

If You’re Looking For A Crazy Adventure, Cliff Camping Could Be Your Next Thrill

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These Simple Camping Hacks Will Help You Rule The Outdoors

These Simple Camping Hacks Will Help You Rule The Outdoors

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It's almost camping season! Yes, that awesome time of year when we all get excited about the prospect of convening with nature...and then immediately remember how uncomfortable the outdoors can be.But wait! It doesn't have to be all that bad. If you know these simple hacks provided by Handy Life Hacks, you can dramatically improve your state of living while enjoying the wilderness (or...at least pretending to enjoy it). The chip thing is something I never thought of, mostly because I can't bear the idea of wasting good chips, even if it means my survival.Check out more helpful hacks for the great outdoors here! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/camping-hacks/
Summer Is Almost Here, Here Are 20 Camping Hacks For Your Next Trip

Summer Is Almost Here, Here Are 20 Camping Hacks For Your Next Trip

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If you are a lover of the outdoors, you must be absolutely thrilled that summer is almost here. There is no better time of year to head into the wilderness!But, if you are looking to go camping on the cheap, you definitely want to learn how to make these incredible DIY accessories. They're super helpful and they'll save you a ton of time and money. So...what are you waiting for?! 1. You can make a stove with two soda cans. Here's how. Instructables / mdolljd 2. Water filters are necessary if you plan on being in the woods for a long time, so here's a natural way to make one. Instructables / ethanb34 3. By crafting this pocket chainsaw, you'll be able to cut through tall grass and even s...
What This Little Girl Did On A Hike Will Make You Cringe — PUT IT DOWN!

What This Little Girl Did On A Hike Will Make You Cringe — PUT IT DOWN!

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As a little girl, I was so excited to go hiking or camping...NOT. Being surrounded by dirt, bugs, and other creepy-crawlies wasn't exactly my idea of fun. But I got out there and tried to make the best of it. I could never, however, match the enthusiasm or pure excitement that this particular little girl feels when she finds something unexpected on a family hike... I think I'd have more of the reaction that her father did when he saw what she grabbed... This is her: "YAYYY!" YouTube / all around the web This is me: "Nopenopenope." Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/little-girl-snake/
It Looks Like A Boring Trailer…But After He’s Done With It? So Incredible!

It Looks Like A Boring Trailer…But After He’s Done With It? So Incredible!

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); This hunk of junk wasn't serving much of a purpose as an old trailer, but once a clever crafter put some work into it, the trailer got a brand new lease on life. When it came time for Instructables user Dustman0042 to upgrade his trailer, he really went all out. Just in time for some summer fun, he turned the run-down trailer into something any lover of the outdoors would appreciate. If you'd like to know how to pull off a similar makeover, check this out! This is what he started with. Instructables / Dustman0042 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); ...
41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

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May the forest be with you. View this image › 1. Make pizza in your pie iron with biscuit dough. campingwithgus.com memorial-day.holidayscentral.com   Get the complete recipe here. You can also just use sliced bread and a little butter. 2. Line your pie iron with foil for easy clean up. View this image › goingfreeglutendairy.blogspot.com You can go from grilled cheese to apple pie pocket with practically no clean up. 3. Wrapping your meat in cabbage leaves will keep it from getting burnt to a crisp. View this image › onesweetappetite.com The cabbage is dense and moist enough to create the perfect nonstick barrier. No more accidental charred-to-a-crisp meals! 4. A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle bo...
I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

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You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you will find somewhere incredible! This has been one of the main messages I’ve tried to relay to people after converting my Grandmother’s old camper van into a custom “Adventure Mobile” and traveling around the country for almost a year and a half. Of course those foreign countries and tropical islands and are beautiful and should be visited if you get the opportunity but don’t forget about all of those amazing places in your own backyard. Whether you are hiking through the backcountry, wandering in National Parks or searching for secret waterfalls there are an endless amount of adventures out there to be had....
25 Clever Tricks To Make Your Summer So Much Better

25 Clever Tricks To Make Your Summer So Much Better

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You’re meltinnnnnng. But you don’t have to be! View this image › Thinkstock 1. Buckle your seatbelt when you leave your car so it’s not SCORCHING HOT when you return. View this image › Thinkstock 2. Put your phone in a plastic bag for an instant (and cheap) waterproof case. instagram.com 3. Stinky, sweat-riddled car? NOT ANYMORE. instagram.com 4. Dryer sheets work wonders in luggage as well. View this image › youtube.com 5. And shoes! View this image › Alanna Okun / BuzzFeed This is especially useful after a long, sweaty day of walking or running. 6. Get to relax at your own barbecue with a remote meat/grill thermometer. View this image › amazon.com Available here. 7. Ensure your free...
The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

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While it’s true, they are “The Great Outdoors,” there’s a certain confidence we all have in the indoors that doesn’t require us to try and build it up in our minds so we can’t help but feel bad for not enjoying it. Everyone loves being indoors. Even if they love going outdoors, you don’t have to do any convincing to get them to come back in--unless it’s a really bad date. With The Soul Box, you can enjoy everything you like about the outdoors without sacrificing the perks of being indoors. Owning one makes for some glamorous camping or “glamping,” as it is actually called. Take a look! 1. The Soul Box by Studio Allergutendinge Studio Allergutendinge 2. Open t...
Here’s How To Light A Fire In The Wild With Just A Battery And Some Foil

Here’s How To Light A Fire In The Wild With Just A Battery And Some Foil

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We've all found ourselves in a situation where we need to start a fire but don't have matches or a lighter handy. Maybe you got lost in the woods, were being tested as a Scout, or just ran out of matches. Either way, knowing what to do could mean the difference between being a bit colder without a cozy fire...or worse. Grab a battery and some foil and watch this video! Even if you're camping, odds are you have both those items with you, so you should be set if worse comes to worst. Stay safe and warm this winter!Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fire-starter/