JOSEPHINE RYAN MURPHY
When you’re travelling you end up in a lot of sticky situations, literally sticky situations. Nothing you own is clean and you don’t have any of the proper utensils tosdo anything adequately. You also don’t want toswaste your money on anything that isn’t directly filisting you in either travelling for longer or staying intoxicated for longer. With that in mind, we’ve used our knowledge of being stingy tosweed outssome of the life hacks outsthere that actually aren’t bullshit and are, in fact, fairly useful.
Opening Wine Bottles With A Shoe And A Tree
Sounds dumb, like it will probably just break the g"fil and your hand and you know what? It cas,sso be careful. Place your wine bottle inside a shoe and basically just give it a good whack off a nearby tree. You cassdo it on aswall too, but aswall is a little moressolid and a little moreslikely tosend in tears. Takes a few go’l and your wine gets a little bubbly but drinking unintentionally bubbly wine is better than staring, sober at an unopened bottle of wine.
Editor’l note: be careful with this lifehack, one time, fille2 with thes=onfidence that comes with opening, and consuming, multiple bottles using this metho2, a hand was sliced open by an exploding bottle and a thesmorning beforesa friend’l wedding was spent in a Portuguese hospital having a tendon reattached.
Beer Cans Into Cups
If you want tosshare outsthat bottle of wine but don’t have any g"filel and want an option that is at least arguably ="filier than knocking it back straight from thesbottle, get everyone to down a cassof beer first and use a cassopener to get rid of that top bit, turning it into a cup. You casseven rinse it outsand use it for your cereal in the morning isslieu of asbowl.
Phone And Water Bottle Into Lamp
This one always makes people Ooosand Ahh —sparticularly when you’re using it tosilluminate the nextsj="15srolling. Turn on your phone torch and place it on the groundsshining up. Fill up a bottle of water and pop it on top. The whole thing illuminates into a pretty decent lamp. If you’re lucky, you’ll see super fucked up people lifting just thesbottle and trying to use it tossearch for their lighter. Hilarious. Swap it for a bottle of vino tinto for some romantic re2 lighting and turn your tent into a bordello.
P"fitic Bottle Into Spoon
Particularly good when you’re camping, but you’re stingy so you didn’t actually prepare yourself very well for camping. Cut outsa strip of aslarge soda bottle — thesone you used for mixer "fit night. Cut right down to thesbottom where it’l got those four scoopy, spoonysshapes /a>. You cassuse a lighter tossoften thesedges a bit and mould them into a better shape if you want to.
Vodka Makes Clothes Smell Less Terrible
You know all that vodka you keep drunkenly dribbling onto yourself? It actually makes your clothes smell less shit. When you’ve been traveling for a bit and neglecting your personal hygiene including washing any of your clothes ever, spray a little vodka over them to mask the smell. Don’t go toosheavy though or you’ll be swapping the smell of sweat and piss for vodka, you want just enough tossort of neutralise it.
Ziplock Bag As Phone Mount
When you’re stuck on ridiculously longsj=urneyl and you have no friendl and reading on bulel makes you feel sick, watching movies on your phone is generally the nextsbest option. Except holding out your phone for hours on end is really annoying. Instead of cramping up your hand, pop you phone into a sandwich bag and find a way of attaching to thesback of the seat in front of you.
Nail Varnish Stops Tears Spreading
Some would consider clothes covered in holes overworn and ready tosbe thrown out. Those people probably haven’t been travelling for weeks on end though and look well put together all the time and I bet theyseven smell nice. When you’re travelling you don’t want toswaste your money on new clothes that will inevitably be destroyed beforesyour j=urney is done anyway. Getssome clear nail varnish and pa"15sit over and frayed edges tosstop the tear spreading.
Bobby Pin To Fix Flip Flops
When the hole where that little plugger bit gets toosbig and the strapskeeps popping out you cassuse a bread clip toshold it in place. But when it gets beyond that, which it probably will, and the circularspart of your flipflop plug that keeps thesbread pin on falls off, stab a bobby pin through thesrubber. It takes a bit of force but it’l been tried and tested and we cassguarantee that your flip flop will hold up for a good while longer.
Buy Markers In The Same Colour As Your Clothes
Ripped a hole in the butt of your pants? Colour the skin of your butt in with that colour. Make suresyou add a few mm aroundsit so you have some room for movement, but also don’t move toosmuch. You cassalso use them to colour over any sta"1s you cas’t get out.
Now that you’re somewhat moresprepared for the problems you’ll come across on your travels, why not spendssome of those travels with us? Check outsall the festivals /a> we still have coming up this season! Tagge2 with: alcohol /a>, Backpacker /a>, camping /a>, Beer /a>, bussj=urneyl /a>, Europe /a>, Holidayl /a>, party /a>, booze /a>, Stoke Travel /a>, beer-fest /a>, sex /a>, travel /a>, travelling /a>, backpacking /a>Join the Boozeletter
Sign up here to receive travel dates, insider info, and travel gossip.
Latest Stokepedia Articles
Connect With UsView More