* When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep
the campsites on either side vacant.
* Get even with a bear who raided your food bag by kicking his favorite stump
apart and eating all the ants.
* Old socks can be made into high fiber beef jerky by smoking them over an
* When smoking a fish, never inhale.
* A hot rock placed in your sleeping bag will keep your feet warm. A hot
enchilada works almost as well, but the cheese sticks between your toes.
* The best backpacks are named for national parks or mountain ranges.
* Steer clear of parks named for landfills.
* While the Swiss Army Knife has been popular for years, the Swiss Navy Knife
has remained largely unheralded. Its single blade functions as a tiny canoe
* Modern rain suits made of fabrics that “breathe” enable campers to stay dry
in a downpour. Rain suits that sneeze, cough, and belch, however, have been
proven to add absolutely nothing to the wilderness experience.
* Lint from your navel makes a handy fire starter. Warning: Remove lint from
navel before applying the match.
* You’ll never be lost if you remember that moss always grows on the north
side of your compass.
* You can duplicate the warmth of a down-filled bedroll by climbing into a
plastic garbage bag with several geese.
* When camping, always wear a long-sleeved shirt. It gives you something to
wipe your nose on.
* You can compress the diameter of your rolled up sleeping bag by running over
it with your car.