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Re: For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...

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avatar For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...
March 12, 2014 05:13PM
Well, not all 41 "hacks" mentioned in this article do I find to be clever (some aren't even "hacks"at all), but a number of them certainly could be useful...



41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

“These tips and tricks will guarantee you’ll be a totally happy camper this summer....


BuzzFeed.com: 41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius






Great ideas, thanks for posting. I don't think I am going to try the roasted Starbursts although I would like to try the Mountain Dew thing.
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troutwild
The Mountain Dew thing is a hoax.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/mountaindew.asp

When I read that, I was wondering how it would work. I have mixed peroxide and baking soda together to clean my tile grout but it never glowed so I thought there was something in the ingredients of Mountain Dew that might do that. I have not looked at a bottle of Mountain Dew in decades so I have no idea what is in it.
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March 13, 2014 11:21AM
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parklover
I have not looked at a bottle of Mountain Dew in decades so I have no idea what is in it.

One thing in it is brominated vegetable oil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Dew#Ingredients
avatar Re: For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...
March 13, 2014 01:28PM
After a little more digging, it unfortunately appears that the Mountain Dew glowing bottle "hack" that is mentioned is too good to be true:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/mountaindew.asp

crying
avatar Re: For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...
March 13, 2014 04:21PM
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eeek
One thing in it is brominated vegetable oil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Dew#Ingredients
I prefer glycerol ester of wood rosin.
avatar Re: For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...
March 13, 2014 08:22AM
Tylenol makes a great fire starter.... but then you have to use a match to light it.
avatar Re: For those car camping in Yosemite (or elsewhere): 41 clever camping "hacks"...
March 13, 2014 11:44AM
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Dave
Tylenol makes a great fire starter.... but then you have to use a match to light it.
Rolling on floor laugh
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March 13, 2014 04:17PM
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tomdisco
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Dave
Tylenol makes a great fire starter.... but then you have to use a match to light it.
Rolling on floor laugh

A few tablets will burn long enough, longer than the match, to get some damp kindling going.
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