If you forgot the filters for your coffee pot, tear off a piece of paper towel or use a paper napkin in the bottom of the basket. Add the grounds, and water and go ahead with your normal coffee routine.
If you forgot (or didn't want to buy) the lid lifter for the Dutch oven, use your regular hardware-store hammer. The claw goes under the loop, the head of the hammer presses on the lid, and you can turn or lift the lid without getting burned!
"G.I. forgot" Box. Put in a few of whatever often gets forgotten: sanitary napkins, tampons, toothbrushes, sample size deodorant, pocket pack Kleenex, and anything else your family or group tends to walk off without.
Source: Other Girl Scout leaders and parents!
By Eileen M. from Elk Grove, CA
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