Helpful Hints for Truck Camping

Bugs and Smells

Dryer sheets?
This seemed like an easy way to protect from mice. I did try this out for a few months and was not impressed. What ended all mice attacks was hard work. Everything was first put in a plastic bag, then shut in a box. I also was very careful about picking up/sweeping out all crumbs. In extreme circumstances I spray the tires with ammonia.

Keep the inside of the truck smelling fresh : grow lemons.

Grow lemons


Please use organic lemon seeds since some non-organic lemon seeds may be incapable of germinating.
1. Soak the lemon seeds for 24 hours.
2. Gently pat dry.
3. Carefully peel the outer shell – do not damage the inner seed.
4. Plant the seeds approximately one-half inch deep in the potting soil, moisten the soil slightly.
5. Add just enough small pebbles to cover soil.Cover the top of the pot in which you planted it with plastic wrap to reduce evaporation so that the seed soil will not rapidly dry out.
6. When you see the lemon seeds sprouting remove plastic wrap. Be careful not to over water – soggy seeds will be a fungus.

Your lemon tree will very likely produce tasty lemons in about 15 years. This lemon hint came from here

Another tip came from a site that no longer exists in my memory.

While the blood is gushing hold pressure and crack open an egg. Peel membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure) The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches.

First Aid with an Egg


This egg was a clever trick if there are two people. Hard to find an egg, crack it open, find and peel membrane, all while blood is gushing. I use bandaids.

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