Camping tips and tricks to try

9NEWS at 8 a.m. 09/03/16.

FIX THIS - Heading out camping this weekend? We have a couple hacks and a recipe for you to try.


To illuminate a large space, try taking an empty milk jug and attaching a head lamp to it. With the light of the head lamp facing into the jug, the light will evenly disperse and light up your campsite or tent.


Matches are essential for camping. If you're like me  and take matches every time you see them up for grabs at restaurants. This is a way to save them all in one place, using items you might already have at home.

To start,  grab an empty mason jar and a sheet of sand paper. Remove the band and remove the lid.

Use the lid to trace a circle onto the sand paper. Cut it out and place it back in the band. The sandpaper will work for the matches that are not waterproof. For the matches that are storm proof. Place the strip in the middle of the sand paper. Now you can use both are store them in the same place.


This next hack is the perfect alternative to s'mores. Campfire cones combine your favorite dessert topping in one, delicious, place.

And they are pretty simple to make. First you fill the cone with the ingredients of your choice. I used marshmallows, dark chocolate chips and strawberries.

Next wrap the cone in foil. To heat - place it on a grill for about 5 to 10 mins or over a campfire for about 3 to 5 minutes.

The marshmallows and chips will melt into a gooey treat that is ready to serve as soon as it is unwrapped.

We know there are tons of outdoor tips and tricks you have to share. Send us your camping hacks using the #FixThis Hashtag.

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