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Crafty Camper – Things to take on a Camping Trip

April 7, 2016
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I recently went on a yurt camping trip with my girlfriends so I thought I would share a few things that I made for the trip.  I found both of these tutorials on Pinterest (Be sure to follow our page for great new ideas).

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The log carrier has been one of my favorite projects.  It’s very easy to make and it has proven to be useful on many occasions.  It carries good size logs without a problem.  I used sticks as handles instead of dowels.  It looks better in my opinion and it’s sturdier.  Plus sticks are cheaper than dowels. Here is a tutorial to make the log tote.

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I used contrasting duck cloth which is inexpensive and can be found in beautiful patterns at most fabric stores.  The handles can be easily removed and the tote is machine washable.

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If you are going to walk through the woods collecting firewood you might as well be cute doing it.

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I have ordered fire starters from an Etsy shop before.  They worked great but this time I wanted to try to make my own.  I used this easy to follow tutorial.

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I used old crayons as my wax source, an old tin can, lint and a cardboard egg carton.

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Simply fill the egg carton with lint.

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I first filled the can pretty full of crayons but quickly figured out that less was more.  I filled it about half way with crayons and as it melted I would pour it onto the egg carton and then melt more.

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I found this to be a handy way to melt the wax quickly.  I used tongs to hold the can upright in the boiling water without it touching the bottom.  Then just used oven mitts to hold the can to pour the wax out.

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I used enough wax to saturate the lint well.  The tutorial suggests using another carton underneath in case any wax leaks through as you are pouring it.  I didn’t have another carton so I used wax paper which worked fine.

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I tried the fire starters last weekend and they worked great!

I just tore off a few of the egg wells and placed them in the fire pit and lit them.  They burned for a long time which helped get the other wood burning.  I would highly recommend these!  Happy Camping!

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If you are looking for the perfect hammock for your camping trip, check out my review of the ENO hammock!

Crystal

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