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Camping is one of those adventures that allow you to see the beauty of life from a landscape different from yours. Nevertheless, how do you prepare for a camp trip without electricity? Most campsites offer power, but most times people want to experience camping the original way. If you're one of those die-hard camping people, read on!
1. Learn to make a campfire
There are many videos on YouTube that can teach you how to make a bonfire and how to keep it ablaze. In a camp trip with no electricity, that will be your most significant source of light and warmth during cold nights. If you don't understand how to make a fire, make sure you go with a friend who does.
2. Research your campsite
Always do some research about the area you'll be camping. Find out the nearest access roads and hospitals, the closest source of electricity and most especially, find out if there have been strange occurrences in that area. Such research helps a great deal in a moment of emergency.
3. Let someone know your location
Whether you're camping with a bunch of kids at school, or perhaps with your family, it is imperative that you let someone else know your camp location. In the event of an emergency, this ensures someone always knows where to find you or your group.
4. A good flashlight and power bank
Since there is no electricity, having a good flashlight is necessary to see at night, and a power bank can help your mobile phone stay on. So, always bring a spare battery or two for those flashlights.
Can you have fun without electricity? Especially at night? Absolutely yes, but it requires planning. So, don't forget to bring things to keep you busy when you're not exploring like playing cards, a guitar, etc. If you are going with your mobile phone and friends, you can download a multiplayer game that allows you to compete.
Camping without electricity is an adventure on its own. Some would even say it’s thrilling. When you come back from such a trip, you might feel like someone who just came back from an adventure to find the mystical lost diamond or perhaps, the Holy Grail. So, what’s not to love? Ask your travel about the best spots to camp the original way.
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Your dishwasher is one of the best appliances that you own. It saves you tons of time and aggravation from hand-washing all of the dishes each and every night after dinner. It’s not an appliance that we replace often, so you need to make sure that we maintain it correctly in order to get a good lifespan out of your investment. Taking good care of your appliances can also help to keep up the value of your home when you go to sell it. Homebuyers prefer to have appliances that are updated and well maintained. Below, you’ll find some tips for extending the life of your dishwasher. You may not think that an item that cleans needs to be cleaned itself, but there’s plenty of things that you can do to keep your dishwasher clean and working well in order to have sparkling dishes.
Load It And Use It
This may seem obvious, but it’s important to actually use your dishwasher. Running cycles regularly can help you to keep the machine running smoothly and keep away debris and food particles. If you don’t have a full load, try and run the dishwasher at least every other day. You’ll save money and energy if you wait to run the washer on a full load, so don’t overdo it. You just don’t want to go a week or more without running the dishwasher, as it will allow a lot of buildup to occur, making the dishwasher work harder to clean the dishes that are loaded in it.
To keep the washer running effectively, you’ll want to always load it correctly according to the guidelines for your particular dishwasher. For a thorough clean, use a commercial dishwasher cleaner from time to time when you run the washer on its own without any dishes in it. This will keep a stench from building up and allow your dishes to clean more thoroughly.
Scrape Food Debris
Although your dishwasher and the detergent are equipped to get rid of food debris, scraping food off of plates prior to loading them into the dishwasher can help to prevent damage and maintain proper drainage from the washer itself. The dishes will also come out of the cycle a bit cleaner than if you have left a ton of food and sauce debris on your plates. Scraping the food rather than pre-rinsing the dishes also is a good way to conserve water. While pre-rinsing your dishes may seem like a good idea, over the life of your dishwasher, you can save tens of thousands of gallons of water.