12 camping hacks

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12 Camping Hacks for Every Camper

If you love to go camping, or even if you have never been camping before, here are 12 camping hacks that are definitely worth a try!

These camping hacks can make your camping experience an easier one, and even help you to be a little more comfortable while you are out enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Take a look at these 12 camping hacks for every camper and see if they will be helpful on your next camp out!

1. Pack the big plastic baggies.

Take a package of big plastic baggies on your next camping trip to see how helpful they can be. You can mix ingredients in them while cooking, you can use them to keep toilet paper dry, and you can even store wet bathing suits and other damp items in them.

2. Make your own fire starters.

One of the easiest fire starters to make is to use empty toilet paper rolls filled with dryer lint. Then all you need to do is set them on top of some kindling and light them. Your fire will take off in no time. When waiting to use your fire starters just store them in a plastic baggie as mentioned above.

3. Try some lavender.

Lavender oil when dabbed in the skin can repel bugs. You can even burn fresh lavender on your fire to keep bugs at bay. Add a drop or two to your skin lotion for all over protection that smells great.

4. Make tin foil meals.

Place some chopped carrots, potatoes, and raw hamburger on a piece of tin foil. Add a little butter and salt and pepper. Wrap the foil up around the food tightly and grill for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. When you open it up you will have a ready to eat feast.

5. Get creative with dessert.camping hacks

Try the same concept above but instead add sweets to the inside of a waffle cone. Try chocolate chips, peanuts, marshmallows, and other sweet treats. Wrap the cone in tin foil and bake on the flames for just a few minutes. When you unwrap it you will have a tasty mess!

6. Try pool inflatables.

Your basic pool inflatables can make sleeping a little more cozy. Kids especially will enjoy sleeping on pool mat as opposed to the hard floor. This is also a more budget friendly option as opposed to buying a blow up mattress.

7. Pre-make French toast at home

Make up a loaf of French toast and place it in freezer bags in the freezer. When you’re ready to leave for your camping trip, pop them into your cooler. All you have to do to enjoy a delicious breakfast is heat the French toast on a stove or campfire! 

8. Freeze gallon jugs or water bottles and place them in your cooler

They will keep your food cold, and you will have plenty of water to drink for later!

9. Mason jar matchbox

Keep your matches dry and ready to use at a moments notice by creating a simple DIY mason jar matchbox!

10. Store scrambled eggs in a bottle

Try this if you are only making scrambled eggs on your camping trip! Avoid the mess of cracked eggs by prepping the eggs at home and storing the egg mixture in a lidded plastic bottle. Use a permanent marker to label the bottle to show the number of eggs in hash marks.

11. Make face cloth soap holders

How smart is this idea? Make face cloth soap holders for each member of your family to make washing up a breeze! All you need is a bar of soap, a face cloth and basic sewing skills!

12. Don’t forget the microfiber cloths.

Microfiber cloths are awesome for cleaning up picnic tables, drying hair after a swim, and even for washing dishes. They can literally do any job and wear well, even in the rugged outdoors.

Are you ready to give these camping hacks a try? Keep these hacks in mind for your next camping trip and see how much easier they can make things for your entire family.

Do you have any tried & true camping hacks?  Please share in the comments!