Summer is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing—more outdoorsy things to do.

Sure, the pandemic is still a thing, but if you’re smart about it, it won’t be a problem at all. Take camping, for instance—miles away from any outside human contact, and if you’re there as a single household, bam, you get to enjoy summer with people and Ms. Corona can’t do anything about it!

Instead, however, you will have to worry about things like mosquitoes and the occasional bear wandering to your campsite. Or, you can also, you know, not worry because Bored Panda created a handy dandy list of some of the most essential tips, tricks, hacks, and general know-how about camping.

Check out the list below, vote and comment on the submissions you enjoyed the most, and while you’re at it, why not share some of your camping wisdom with other soon-to-be camping Pandas!

#1

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TheVaal Report

Mimi M
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one.

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#2

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TheVaal Report

Uhulifant
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2 months ago

But not Facebook

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#3

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TheVaal Report

brukernavn340
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2 months ago

In Norway camp fires are prohibited between 15 April and 15 September.

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#4

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TheVaal Report

J Rob
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2 months ago

We used to call them Tin Foil Dinners.

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#5

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gertuitoust Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

I never trust my AT-AT on ice, no matter the thickness. I’m more comfortable with a Tauntaun for that

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TheVaal Report

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago (edited)

Camping tip, you will definitely need more than one headlamp.

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TheVaal Report

Sue Mullen Andersen
Community Member
2 months ago

I have a 3rd degree burn scar on my foot from stepping in a pile of embers that someone covered with sand. It took almost a year, multiple surgeries, and a lot of pain to heal. DO NOT leave embers anywhere. Always put them out with water.

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TheVaal Report

Rhea
Community Member
2 months ago

Beware: depending on the kind of food this can work wonderfully (meat, bread, soup, butter, sturdy vegetables such as peas/cauliflower/beans, grated cheese, etc), acceptable (fresh fruit like berries) or terrible (fresh fruit such as apples/oranges, leafy vegetables, hard cheeses such as Gouda/Emmentaler)

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#9

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randomusefulbits Report

hydrostatic joints
Community Member
2 months ago

Would you be able to use dried-up pine needles for tinder?

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#10

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TheVaal Report

kennedy1209
Community Member
2 months ago

and extra carabiners.

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#11

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LIS1050010 Report

Uhulifant
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually really cool and helpful

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#12

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TheVaal Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

Did not know that about catnip. You might keep the mosquitoes away, and end up with 3 cats on your lap lol

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You can minimize your risk of falling on the ice. The Penguin walk helps remind us how to walk on ice.

Keep your weight forward and on your front foot
Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance
Walk flat footed and take short shuffling steps
Wear footwear that provides traction
Step down, not out from curbs
Keep your knees slightly bent
Walk on snow or grass if possible

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
2 months ago

You mean waddle

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#14

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TheVaal Report

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

This is why I stay inside—I don’t need knots to check out a library book.

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Chilla
Community Member
2 months ago

swedish torch looks cool

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loveless
Community Member
2 months ago

if I ever saw a possum's footprint I would think there is a baby in the woods or sth

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dartmaster666 Report

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

I don’t ever, ever, ever want to be in a “Survival Situation”

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#18

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Mishka Katira
Community Member
2 months ago

why?

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
2 months ago

Beaufort Wind Scale. Developed in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort, U.K. Royal Navy.

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#20

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LordCornish Report

tomruns12
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do men need this stuff and not women?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, you know, general helplessness and such...🙄

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Mimi M
Community Member
2 months ago

Note: If you have female body parts, none of these solutions will work, or you will never be in a situation requiring them, so you can safely disregard.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

No, as a man you shouldn't keep female body parts in the booth, that's just bad manners. [Yet I'm a bit confused how this obviously 70s graphic has 'cell phone' in it.]

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Radek Suski
Community Member
2 months ago

Is there another guide for women ?

No one
Community Member
2 months ago

change title to " Things Every Person Should Have In There Car "

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Or perhaps “Things Every Person Should Have In Their Car”

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Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry women, I guess you get stranded- perhaps a more knowledgable competence male will help you out?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

“Oh please mister stranger man, please do get me out of this mess of my own making!” [Simpery voice and dimple twirling mandatory!]

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doris van natta
Community Member
2 months ago

Kitty litter for tire/tyre traction.

doris van natta
Community Member
2 months ago

The kitty litter is great for traction getting out of packed snow, or on light ice.

Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't forget the snacks! Not the snacks!

Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
2 months ago

It woman.

memeaubdoctor
Community Member
1 month ago

why does it say men and not women. What is it imposing that women don't own cars?

Red Hair Blue Soul
Community Member
2 months ago

How about calling this "things every ONE should have in their car". Not just men.

SandraG_lak
Community Member
2 months ago

Choose the kitty litter wisely. These days it comes in many different formulations and would be useless. You need something that is like the old stuff which was basically small gravel.

Xan Maranya
Community Member
2 months ago

I guess you mean small bits of clay. Gravel is not absorbent.

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

good to see that the Dukes of Hazard stow such useful items in the General

tail_bite
Community Member
2 months ago

*things every *person* should have in thier car

Improperplays
Community Member
13 hours ago

What about woman

J Sauires
Community Member
1 month ago

What should every woman have in her car?

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
2 months ago

really missing the rock-salt and shotgun, though. Bit disappointing.

Olga G
Community Member
2 months ago

Some of these items have an expiration date or may need to be resupplied. Checking before a long journey should be mandatory. Also, add a red bandana for signals. And duct tape!

Werner Strauss
Community Member
2 months ago

why only men can't women have this in their car or is this just sexist for a reason?

Xan Maranya
Community Member
2 months ago

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Ava Grace Ashley
Community Member
2 months ago

Why a "Man" not everyone

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
2 months ago

Every MAN??? Seriously? Good grief. And no, you don't need to bring windshield wiper fluid, if you're out and it's some sort of dust emergency, just fill with water. Also, roadside flares have been superseded in most emergency kits with reflective triangles which work just as well, don't have a limited use time, and aren't caustic.

Nudge
Community Member
2 months ago

Correction: things everyone should have in their car 💁🏼‍♀️

Danni
Community Member
2 months ago

But only the men! women can fork off..ugh!

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 months ago

I have no problem having snacks in the car...

Dawn Thomas-Cameron
Community Member
2 months ago

Every man? That's a little sexist don't you think?

Merciful Minerva
Community Member
2 months ago

...of course a woman brought the car

June
Community Member
2 months ago

Man... Yeah. Reminds me when I explained men how to use jumper cables (mine, btw)

Nik
Community Member
2 months ago

Sounds like Canada in the winter. Kitty Litter is used to try to provide traction to get out of snow. (and also provide extra weight if you have a front wheel drive car)

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
2 months ago

You mean it adds weight if you have a rear wheel drive car? Because unless you've got some weird rear-engine front-wheel-drive car, the weight (engine) is already over the drive wheels on a front driver.

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
2 months ago

The kitty litter absorbs moisture and keeps the windows from fogging up or freezing on the inside. (To everyone who thinks you should use it for traction.)

Anne Reid
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s good for both.

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kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

strange... looks old but it has a" Cell phone charger"

Grant Barke
Community Member
2 months ago

I would also add a raincoat, umbrella, condoms and a gun in case of close encounters of the third kind. No way am I going to let aliens abduct me and give my behind any probe inspections.

Richard LaJeuenesse
Community Member
2 months ago

Do women not own cars?

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

It varies from county to county...

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Mishka Katira
Community Member
2 months ago

why do you need kitty litter? for the cat?

Mya Lugar
Community Member
2 months ago

traction under your tires in case or mud or ice?

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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

and women should have ..... a make up kit?

Alex Luiz
Community Member
2 months ago

Good thing I'm a lady so I don't need any of that stuff!

SueMcB
Community Member
2 months ago

Apparently women don't need anything.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

We ourselves are the complete deal!

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Kay blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Or make you need the loo constantly throughout the night.

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Pezor Zass
Community Member
2 months ago

under Brown Recluse, "Only 10% of bites result in anything more than a small red mark" should be the first point, not the last.

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Kay blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Adding flour really isn't a good idea.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Just say NO to introducing unnecessary elements into your camping environment!

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