Campers Blog - Tips & Tricks

Welcome to the tips page. Here you will find tips and tricks from myself as well as from campers. There is a chest full of resources. What do you think you can offer to help others in their Minecraft adventures?

Goin' Fishin'

posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:35 PM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 1:36 PM ]

Thanks to Beckham and Conrad

Make a Jack-o-lantern

posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:17 PM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 1:17 PM ]

Thanks to Beckham and Conrad

Many Crafting Recipes

posted Jun 10, 2015, 10:56 AM by Zach. Prowell

Enchanting Guide

posted Jun 10, 2015, 10:49 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 10:59 AM ]

Just having basic tools in minecraft can be useful, but what if you want to enhance them? Through the use of the enchanting system, you can make your tools more powerful. From swords, to pickaxes and even fishing rods, almost all of your tools can be enchanted! To get started you'll need an enchanting table, this is the most important part of the process. An enchanting table can be crafted like this:
If all you want is basic enchantments, then this is the only tool you need. If you right click on this block, it opens up a menu that looks like this:

It will be blank like on top if there isn't an enchantable tool in the slot, if there is then it will look similar to the bottom. There will be a few options that you can choose from to enchant your tools. The weaker enchantments are generally on top and the stronger are usually on the bottom. The green numbers display how many levels you need to enchant that tools. You can get experience from hunting mobs, mining ores, smelting and breeding. The cryptic symbols are random and don't have an important meaning. The level cost varies from 1-30. To get the higher level enchantments, you need to place bookshelves around the enchanting table with one space in between the table and the bookshelf, like this:
If you don't know how to make a bookshelf, then check the resources available to you! This is just the basic, the enchantments you get are random and some are better than others, but they all have different useful effects to make your tools more powerful!

Make a Flamethrower

posted Jun 10, 2015, 9:11 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 9:11 AM ]

YouTube Video

Thanks to Colin

How to Harvest Obsidian

posted Jun 10, 2015, 8:48 AM by Zach. Prowell

Here are the steps I take:
  1. Take a bucket of water, diamond pickaxe, and find a lava pool.
  2. Pour out the water to make the initial obsidian where the lava used to be.
  3. Pick up the water, then put down a piece of coblestone or any other block in the middle of the obsidian.
  4. Put the water on top of that block you just laid.
Thanks to David and Nolan

Make Boots, Chest plates, and Helmets

posted Jun 10, 2015, 8:42 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 8:43 AM ]

You can use various materials such as iron, gold, etc.

Thanks to Arvin and Aayush

Use an Anvil to name things like backpack

posted Jun 10, 2015, 8:36 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 8:39 AM ]

  1. To make an anvil, place 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots in the 3x3 crafting grid. When making an anvil, it is important that the blocks of iron and iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 blocks of iron.
  2. You put the backpack on a slot of the anvil. Type in the name you want. You can also repair by putting two of the same items together. Use expense level by killing mobs. It's like buying something with your experience.
Thanks to Sophia P, Evelyn, Abby

Make a Brewing Stand for Spells

posted Jun 10, 2015, 8:33 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 8:35 AM ]

1 Blaze rod and 3 cobblestone
Thanks to Arvin and Aayush

Make a barrel instead of a chest

posted Jun 10, 2015, 8:31 AM by Zach. Prowell   [ updated Jun 10, 2015, 8:32 AM ]

Thanks to Nolan and David

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