Monday, December 3, 2007

Oak bark wilderness tip

Use film canisters for carrying things when backpacking. I usually label them with a piece of masking tape on the side. Put them in a plastic bag for extra security - the tops will sometimes pop off. Of course, these may be hard to find soon, with everyone using digital cameras.
Toothache? Pieces of oak bark can be chewed for relief. Don't take it from the trunk, but scrape softer pieces off branches. Use in moderation, as the tannic acid can be hard on the stomach.
To test a tent site, lay out your groundcloth and lay down on it to see if it is a comfortable place. Remove rocks and sticks. You can even scrape a small depression where your hip will be, for greater comfort.Camping stoves tips.

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