If you’re new to camping, it can be a frightful experience to live in and amongst nature after spending your whole life in the comforts and luxury of civilization. But fear not! Follow these camping tips to make your camping experience full of stories about nature hikes and comradery with friends and not about waking up to hundreds of bug bites or sleeping out in the cold.
1. Your Rake Has More Than Just One Use
You can use it to cook all your hot dogs at the same time. This works if you don’t have a grill.
2. No Need for Lunchboxes
Pack any type of food in foil. This keeps the food fresh for a long time if wrapped correctly.
3. Conserve Matches
Using Vaseline, coat a ball of cotton and wrap it in aluminum foil. This can last for up to 10 minutes.
4. Try This for a Firestarter
Dip circular cotton pads in wax. It’s that simple.
5. Create Your Own Torch
Fill an empty Altoids tin with cardboard then add wax on top.
6. Create a Makeshift Grill
All you need is an old or unused egg carton and charcoal. Put the charcoal into the egg carton. You’re good to go.
7. Don’t Lose Your Keys
Especially in boating activities, attach your key(s) to a cork.
8. Carry Your Pre-Made Pancakes
Prior to your camping day, make your pancake batter and store enough batter for each pancake in plastic bags, then freeze them.
9. Use Rosemary in Place of Marinade
Place the rosemary beneath the meat and directly above the charcoal.
10. Got valuables?
Make a fairly deep hole in your soap and fit them safely inside. If it works for the Boy Scouts, it can work for you.
11. Keep Your Toilet Paper Protected
Take a can that is equivalent to the size of the toilet roll. Cut a fairly long slit along the can. Put the roll into the can and seal it with the lead.Useful Tips and Tricks to Make
12. Create Your Own Lantern
Strap a head lamp to either an old soda bottle or gallon jug of water. This will ‘magnify’ the light and keep your tent well lit.
13. No Need for Speakers
Instead of packing your phone’s separate plugin speaker, simply place your phone in a mug. This will work perfectly, provided the mug is ceramic.
14. Natural Repellents Work Best
If your campsite is infested with mosquitoes, don’t waste money on repellants. Sage is a natural herb that keeps mosquitoes away when it comes into contact with fire.
15. Easiest Way to Pack Your Spice
Your food doesn’t need to be bland just because you’re camping. A Tic Tac container is the best way to store whatever spice(s) you may have in mind.
16. Heading to a Cold Campsite?
Put on the clothes you intend to wear the next day and climb into your sleeping bag. While you sleep at night you’re actually warming your clothes. This trick works best, especially during winter.
17. No Kindler? Use Doritos
If you’ve ever done this, you know that Doritos are a great way to kindle fire. Do this if you’re not having much luck lighting damp wood.
18. No Need for a Coffee Maker
All you need is a coffee filter and dental floss. Put your desired amount of coffee into the coffee filter and use the dental floss to tie it up. This will act somewhat like a teabag.
19. Conserve Soap
Peel your bar of soap into thin slices which you can use for each bath you take.
20. Zipping Made Easier
Attach a keyring to small sized zippers that give you a problem when you’re wearing mittens or gloves.