Trash bags come in handy on a camping trip or hike for all sorts of things–not the least of which is carrying your trash out with you! Here’s something else you can do with a couple of these lightweight wonders: line your backpack and make it virtually waterproof.
Choose a bag that’s a little larger than your backpack. Before you pack, put it in your empty backpack. You can use two if you want to be extra careful–they don’t weigh much and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Then, after you pack everything into your bag, tie the trash bags tightly. If it rains, you’ll be the guy or gal with the food, matches, and blankets that aren’t soaked!