Keep matches dry by dipping the tips in wax and scraping it off as you need them.
Also make sure you put them in a waterpoof container.
More Outdoor Tips
When camping, measure and package all ingredients for each meal in advance.
You can pack them into tupperware or ziplock bags. This will help cut down on prep time, and allows you to forego packing unnecessary prep materials. Make sure you also label your bags.
When hiking in an area with a high tick prevalence, wear light colored clothing.
Additionally, wearing long sleeves, and long pants as well as tucking your shirts into your pants and pant legs into your socks will ensure you create a barrier to entry.
Bring dryer lint to use as a fire-starter.
Packed in a waterproof container, dryer lint is great tinder for fire starting.
Use trick candles to help start a campfire.
Need to start a fire and worried about the wind or rain being a factor? Bring some of those "magical" trick birthday candles and you should have no problem getting the fire started. Wet your fingers to extinguish the candle and save it.
Bring cornstarch to the beach to get wet sand off your feet.
Healthier than using baby powder (due to carcinogens) and dries instantly.
If you're going hiking, download and print (or buy) a topographical map of the area.
You might have a good map on your smartphone but it won't matter if the phone breaks.
Learn and how to use a firearm.
You don't need to be Rambo, but understand how to handle, maintain, and use a gun. Gaining a clear understanding of laws related to firearms in your area will also be a good thing to learn.
If you get lost somewhere, always retrace your steps instead of going further into the unknown.
Disoriented in an avalanche? Clear away enough snow so you can see which way your zipper hangs.
Gravity will be your friend in this situation. Start to dig your way out opposite of where you see it hanging. This can apply for anything that also hangs off of you (necklace, goggles, etc).
Never attempt to swim under a waterfall.
The water falling from above is known as a "super critical flow". The water below is known as "subcritical flow".\n\nAs the water falls, it pushes the water below it to the edge of the river, which bounces off the riverbed and back up, ad infinitum.