Multi-use Milk Jug
What can you do with the jug after you finish your gallon of milk?
- Fill it with water. Freeze it to keep the food fresh in your cooler.
- When the ice melts, set a flashlight beside the jug to create a lantern.
- Use it to store clean, refreshing drinking water.
- Cut it in half and use it to scoop up things on your campsite.
Freeze water in a jug
for your cooler
Use a flashlight to turn
water jug into a lantern
Cut jug in half
to make a scoop
Duct Tape Fixes Everything
Wrap some duct tape around a water bottle and peel off as needed. Have a blister? What about a tear in your tent? This duct tape trick is way better than carrying a whole roll, and wherever you carry your water bottle, there’s your duct tape.
Wrap some duct tape around
your water bottle for use anywhere
Spice It Up with a Straw
Instead of stuffing an assortment of spice bottles in your bag, campers can use a lighter to singe the end of a drinking straw closed and turn it into a super handy spice vial that’s lightweight and easy to pack.
Singe the end of a straw
and fill with spices
Cut spice straws
to add a dash of flavor
A Culinary Loophole with Belts
A clever camper can use a belt and a few S-hooks to hang pots and pans on a tree. Just be sure to hang them facing down or you could attract unwanted critters.
Tie belt around tree
Place S-hooks on belt
Hang items from hooks
Coffee Made Easy
You can’t bring your espresso machine into the woods, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some quality coffee. Put the grounds in a coffee filter to create a makeshift tea bag. Then drop it in hot water for your morning fix.
in a coffee filter
Tie it up and steep
Enjoy your morning fix
Eat like a lumberjack by pouring your pancake batter into a cleaned out ketchup bottle, funnel in some water, shake it up, and then squeeze onto the pan for some homemade goodness.
Shake pancake batter
in a squeeze bottle
Pour in pan and cook
Hang sheet on a line
Anchor sheet with filled jugs
Stream away with
OnStar with 4G LTE
Perry Keydel is an avid outdoorsman who has spent months on end living in the woods, where he taught teenagers the necessities for outdoor survival. When Perry isn’t working at an outdoor recreational store in Birmingham, Mich., you can catch him in the woods blazing a new trail. For him, it’s all about getting out there and encouraging campers to connect with nature, from the backcountry to the backyard.
Don't Get Lost
The easy-to-use, personalized services from OnStar can enrich your outdoor exploration. Use your vehicle mobile app3 to send Turn-by-Turn directions4 to your vehicle before heading to a new campsite or fishing hole. Forgot to get directions in advance? Push the blue OnStar button and an Advisor can help you find your way.
1 Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Some services require data plan.
2 Devices must be WPA2-compliant with active OnStar service and data plan. Wi-Fi devices manufactured prior to 2006 may not be compatible. Please consult your device manufacturer for information regarding the WPA2 security protocol and Wi-Fi device compatibility. Visit onstar.com for deatails and system limitations.
3 Requires data plan, compatible vehicle and compatible device. Some features require factory-installed remote start, power locks, Tire Pressure Monitoring System or active OnStar service.
4 Requires ABS and Directions & Connections plan. Visit onstar.com for coverage map. Services vary by model.