USE THESE CAMPING HACKS, TIPS, AND QUITE GENIUS TRICKS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT CAMPING TRIP EASY AND FUN
There’s nothing quite like camping and connecting with the quant majesticness of mother nature, allowing you to recharge, recoup your energy, decouple from the stresses and burdens of everyday life, and relaxing with your favorite people. Yes we know a lot of people like to toughen it out which is all fun and good — But why not make it fun and easier on your next adventure?
Take these top camping hacks along with you for the weekend and use them for all of 2019. These camping tips and tricks are not only incredibly easy to apply, they’re actually pretty ingenious as well. The best part about them is they’re sure to save you space, time, and most importantly your hard earned money.
These are by far one of the most life changing products created when it comes to camping especially if you like to hike. These bottles come double walled and are insulated so your drinks stay hot for 8 hours or cold for 24 hours. If you’re out on a day hike or a hot day you will have ice cold water with you no matter what the outside temperature.
No more having to deal with drinking warm water. If you like to drink beer you’re in luck! instead of carrying a bunch of heavy cans or bottles in a backpack and drinking them warm, just pour them into your bottle and now you have cold beer with you the entire trip.
If its cold out and you want to heat up with a nice hot coffee you now have hot coffee all morning and afternoon that you can take with you on the go. No matter the situation or weather these stainless steel water bottles are extremely handy and a must have on any camping trip or hike.
MAKE A LANTERN OUT OF A HEADLAMP AND A JUG OF WATER
Need to light your surroundings but don’t want to spend money on a lantern? Make your camping trip a whole lot brighter by putting together a makeshift lantern.
The best part about this hack is how easy it is to assemble. The only ingredients needed are a gallon of water and a simple headlamp. You can use any type gallon, but the greatest effect you will get is from a cloudy or murky color so you can see the water moving inside.
Simply face the headlamp inwards towards the water. The water then disperses the light all around you so whether you’re cooking a meal, retrieving an item from your tent, or just hanging around the campfire you are covered.
USE ½ GALLON/GALLON JUGS OF WATER AS ICE PACKS IN YOUR COOLER
Taking ice with you on a camping trip can be a pain in the you know what. It can melt fairly fast and transform into a soaky and soggy mess, ruining any non plastic food containers.
So instead of constantly filling your cooler with ice, simply take half gallon/gallon bottles of water, freeze them overnight, and use them as your ice. They’ll keep all your food and beverages just as cold, but the best part is as the ice warms and turns into water, you’ll have drinking water available without having to haul extra.
Water is by far the most essential component to pack on a camping trip but it is also the heaviest as well. Thus it’s important to pack more than ample drinking water, but it's also important not to waste water as well — like ice that will melt and become undrinkable.
So this hack is extremely helpful because it helps on multiple fronts. It helps keep your food cold and then after serves as drinking water for everyone.
START TAKING VITAMIN B A FEW WEEKS BEFORE TRAVELING TO AREAS WITH MOSQUITOS
We all want to keep mosquitoes away and one of my biggest hacks on how to do it is to start to start taking Vitamin B before going on your camping trip. If you get bit it makes a big difference to how itchy and annoying the bites will feel.
Make sure you are prepared with the correct mosquito repellent gear! I highly recommend picking up some mosquito repellent, and mosquito bracelets before you hit the road – you should be well prepared to avoid mosquito bites all together this way.
BRING INSTANT COFFEE WITH YOU
You’ll hear a lot of people tell you to use a coffee filter filled with ground coffee then to tie it up with dental floss and use it like a teabag in hot water but the problem is you get watered down coffee and it's a pain.
The easier way is just to buy Nescafe or Folgers Instant coffee. Literally just heat up water then scoop, pour, stir, and WHALA! You have yourself hot delicious coffee in a few minutes
CARRY A PORTABLE CHARCOAL GRILL
Next time you’re finished with your eggs instead of throwing the carton away turn it into a charcoal grill for your next camping trip. Simply fill the empty egg carton with charcoal. Light the carton. Now you have a grill
I was in the Anza Borrego desert camping with some friends and all of a sudden a friend of mine bust out a bag of starbursts, puts it on a stick, and holds it over the fire like it was a smore. It was the first time I ever saw it and I was pretty surprised.
I was also curious as to how it would taste. Lets just say the next thing I know the entire bag was gone! Tip...Get a bag of the tropical flavor if you can or whatever flavors you like best.
NEVER LOSE YOUR KEYS IN THE WATER AGAIN
Simply attach your keys to a wine cork and if you ever drop your keys in water instead of them falling to the bottom they will float and be easy to retrieve
ROPE KNOTS CHEAT GUIDE
Simply print out step by step instructions on how to tie the knots you like or keep this website on hand so you can easily look them up Rope Knots
POCKET FIRST AID KIT
You obviously should be well stocked with a full-sized first aid kit, but a nice pocket version can rid you out of serious issues when you’re out and about on a hike, day trip, or excursion away from your campsite. You can easily assemble one using a tiny, compact container. Simply put it together with 4-5 Band-Aids, an itsy bitsy bottle of antiseptic, an antiseptic swab, tweezers, four analgesic tablets, and a few cloth wipes, which expand to full size with a few drops of water.
HERBS AND SPICES STORAGE
You don’t need large amounts of items such as spices when camping and you don’t need to bring large containers. These 35mm film canisters are perfect for the camping: They are light, compact, small, airtight and uniform in size and shape. A strip of tape provides an easy surface to label each container’s contents.
PORTABLE UTENSIL HANGER
An old belt with a few bent wire hooks makes a handy companion around a campfire. The belt can go around any nearby tree and, on the attached hooks, you can hang all those useful fireside tools that you’re going to need to prepare succulent campsite meals.
COTTON BALL FIRE STARTER
A cotton wool ball coated in Vaseline is a guaranteed fire starter. Rub the petroleum jelly into the cotton wool ball and wrap it in aluminum foil. You can prepare these at home before you leave and drop them into a bottle or plastic bag. Once lit the smeared cotton will continue to burn for up to seven minutes, giving you a good chance of starting a fire even with damp kindling.
Tea tree oil has yet another brilliant use — tick deterrent! Just mix a couple of drops of the oil with a little water and spray yourself; especially your ankles and boots. If you dislike the smell of tea tree, consider this: Lyme disease is way worse than smelling a little pungent for a couple of hours.
NEVER GET LOST
Getting lost is no fun, which is why biodegradable trail marking tape is so important. If you are out camping with your kids, make sure they have a roll of this trail tape to mark their way while on hikes. It is super fun for kids to use and helps to prevent disorientation on longer treks for the young and old alike.