If you need to pitch a tarp or tighten a fly, you can make an impromptu tarp clip from a split twig, a matchstick and a bit of string. Works best if the clamping part is long enough to go over the folded edge of the tarp.
In fact, some fall in love with the great outdoors so much that sometimes such a retreat is later extended into a lifestyle. Such is the case for filmmaker Zach Both, who converted an empty cargo van into a one-of-a-kind camping van/work studio.
A Swedish fire log, also known as a Canadian candle, is a log that has been vertically cut and set on fire. The log burns from the inside out and the fire can last for two to five hours depending on the size and material of the wood.
This is the quickest and best way to start a fire in adverse conditions. Take a small square of foil, a cotton ball coated with Vaseline and fold the cotton/vaseline soaked ball into the foil in a small square. When you need to start a fire, cut an X in