- Extra large, black, trash bags
Not just for trash... can be repurposed as a poncho with a couple of cuts. You can also put your sleeping bag inside them for an extra layer of warm insulation & waterproofing.
- 100+ feet of Paracord
Hundreds of uses... repairing tent guy lines, constructing lean-to's, hanging lanterns, triplines, snares, alarm systems (with some empty cans), and many more.
- Extra tarp
Used as an extra rain barrierr when your tent leaks (The rain fly waterproofing usually is not that good), or to build a lean-to, rain cover for picnic table.
- Extra backpack or duffel bag
Bear bag... Use to store food high above ground level to keep bears and other animals out.
- Road flares
Auxilliary fire starters (Will dry out and ignite even wet wood), also for signalling if you run into trouble.
- Solar powered / crank powered weather radio / gadget charger
- Flint & Steel
What happens when you fall & crack the case on your Bic lighter or lose your Zippo?
- 9V battery & fine steel wool
Touching the battery to the steel wool causes it to become hot enough to ignite your fire tinder. (A cell phone battery & steel wool may be used in an emergency)
Oft-forgotten Camping Supplies
Here are a few camping supplies you might not think to include in your regular camping kit, bit they can prove to be incredibly useful...
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