30 Outdoor Travel Hacks To Turn You Into A Backpacking Badass

Whether you’re backpacking in the great outdoors or backpacking abroad, some of these might just save your life (or at the very least, make things a little easier).Whether you’re backpacking in the great outdoors or backpacking abroad, some of these might just save your life (or at the very least, make things a little easier).

Need to know how much daylight you’ve got left?

Don’t bring the whole roll

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Keep a DIY first aid kit in a used medicine bottle

Or better yet, DIY Survival kit

Cotton pads dipped in wax are great for starting fires

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And chips make great tinder

An Altoids tin holds a remarkable amount of essentials

Including everything you need to charge on the go

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Waterproof your backpack with a trash bag liner

You don’t need an enormous backpack if you know how to pack properly

But if you take one, know how gear should be dispersed

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You can reuse that empty toilet paper roll… as an iPhone speaker

A straw makes awesome single-use toothpaste or ointment packets

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They also make good holders for spices

And for longer trips, upgrade to tic-tac holders

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Forget emergency candles, a crayon will burn for about 30 minutes

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You can waterproof a remarkable amount of things with a little beeswax

Ditch the pillow, all you need is a bag and the clothes you already packed

Or, use a ziploc as an inflatable one

Eliminate the tube, make toothpaste dots

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“Ok maps” could save your life

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Caffeine Junkie? These brew for less than $1 a cup

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Pack a small microfiber towel instead

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Bring a bar of soap (for bug bites if nothing else)

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Upcycle an empty plastic soda bottle into disposable utensils

A lanyard makes a great DIY shower caddy

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You can use dental floss to repair a ripped anything

Get one of these

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3 Replies to “30 Outdoor Travel Hacks To Turn You Into A Backpacking Badass

  1. Tumble drier lint and wax also makes great firelighters – layer lint into the bottom of an egg box and melt wax over the top.

  2. – Any soda can can be turned into a portable camp stove – anyone that can get this to work is a badass.
    – Cotton pads dipped in wax are great for starting fires – Vaseline soaked cotton balls works great!
    – Ditch the pillow, all you need is a bag and the clothes you already packed – this is WHY I carry a pillow. If you can sleep like this, you are a badass.
    – Or, use a ziploc as an inflatable one – badass again – if you don’t sweat with plastic on your face, you’re pretty badass.
    – Bring a bar of soap (for bug bites if nothing else)- I carry the hotels soaps – takes up less room and costs nothing.
    – You can use dental floss to repair a ripped anything – and if you don’t have a needle, a multitool and pine needles work. Patched my tent 5 years ago and it’s still holding. Did you know the filaments inside paracord can be used for floss?

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