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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

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14. Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

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Place a scoop of coffee grounds into a coffee filter and tie it up with dental floss. When you're ready to brew, just make it like you would make tea in a teabag!

22. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don't need to be refrigerated.

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Get the full recipe here. You can also find powdered eggs at most grocery stores (if you don't shudder at the thought).

28. Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

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Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.

32. Forgo pasta for a quick-cooking alternatives like polenta, quinoa, or couscous.

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Polenta is especially versatile because it can be shaped into patties and pan-fried for a sweet or savory meal. Get a recipe for grilled polenta cakes.

39. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

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They'll keep your food cold, and you'll have plenty of water to drink for later.

Other things you can freeze to use for later: pasta sauces, chili, and pesto.

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CORRECTION: Item #3 was swapped out when it came to BuzzFeed's attention that the previously listed hack did not work. Apologies to anyone who felt duped by this egregious error.