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It’s the 21st century, so there’s no reason we should go about treating camping like we’re cavemen. Camping can be difficult and hectic but there are some secrets to making it easier.
We’ve gathered 10 incredible camping tips and tricks so you can really kick back enjoy your camping trip like the mini vacation it should be. Use these tips to make your next camping trip less chaotic and a lot more enjoyable.
Camping coffee has never been easier to make than this! Here’s how to eliminate any difficulties or possibilities of it being ruined…
Just take a coffee filter and pour your preferred amount of coffee into it then tie it up with dental floss. Then you have a coffee bag! Use it the same way you would a tea bag either in a single cup or a pot of hot water, drink and enjoy.
Protective Match Box
Matches are crucial when you go camping, but they can get ruined by water or they can be crushed.
To protect your matches, pack them in a plastic container. Make sure that they are strike anywhere matches then glue a piece of sandpaper on top of the container lid.
If you’re going to be boating or near water on your camping trip then this trick is for you.
To ensure you don’t lose your important keys in the water attach them to corks so they will float if the accidentally fall out into the water and you can easily get them.
Sleeping in a tent can be hard on your back, it’s a lot easier and comfortable if there is padding between you and the ground.
Do this easily by using a yoga mat beneath you… it’s easy to pack up and doesn’t take much space.
If you tend to burn through millions of matches trying to start just one fire this tip is great for you.
Avoid burning up your matches by making quick and easy firestarters. Take a cotton ball, coat it in vaseline, and wrap it in a square of foil. When it’s time to use cut an X in the foil, pull some cotton out to twist into a small wick and light it. These last for at least 10 minutes.
It’s the worst when you’re bathing and drop your soap and it sinks to the bottom of the lake.
Instead of running into this problem… take your bar of soap and peel it with a vegetable peeler. Use just one slice for each bath.
Camping food tends to be bland because none of us want to drag all of our spices with us. So to spice up that bland food just take some empty tic tac containers and fill them with the spices you’ll need.
Mosquitos are terrible and ruin everything. Instead of dousing yourself in mosquito repellent or using those huge candles just throw some sage on the fire every now and then to keep mosquitos away. Sage is a natural mosquito repellent.
Protected Toilet Paper
To keep your toilet paper from getting dirty, wet, or crushed… take a coffee can, pop in your toilet paper, then cut a small slit into the side so that you can run the paper through.
Water Bottle Duct Tape
Duct tape fixes everything right? Well maybe not everything but it does help out and you never know when you might need some. Before you go camping wrap your water bottle with duct tape so you have it with you in the case of emergency.
There are so many tips and tricks for camping out there to help you have a better experience. That’s exactly what these 10 incredible camping tips and tricks are for. So on your next camping trip, you can have a less hectic time and get to enjoy as much as possible.
Do you have any camping tips and tricks you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments!
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