* A potato baked in the coals for one hour makes an excellent side dish. A
potato baked in the coals for three hours makes an excellent hockey puck.
* You can start a fire without matches by eating Mexican food, then
breathing on a pile of dry sticks. 
* In emergency situations, you can survive in the wilderness by shooting
small game with a slingshot made from the elastic waistband of your
* The guitar of the noisy teenager at the next campsite makes excellent
* Check the washing instructions before purchasing any apparel to be worn
camping. Buy only those that read "Beat on a rock in stream." 
* It's entirely possible to spend your whole vacation on a winding mountain
road behind a large motor home.
* Effective January 1, 2006, you will actually have to enlist in the Swiss
Army to get a Swiss Army Knife. 
* Bear bells provide an element of safety for hikers in grizzly country. The
tricky part is getting them on the bears. 
* In an emergency, a drawstring from a parka hood can be used to strangle a
snoring tent mate.