TIPS For Backpacker: 30 OUTDOOR TRAVEL HACKS TO TURN YOU INTO A BACKPACKING BADASS

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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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