Looking for some new camping hacks to make your trip a success? Camping is all about good planning. If you don’t pack the right gear, you can’t just whiz home to fix the mistake.
So, listen to the experts. Below you’ll find 5 hacks to make your campout epic. When you’re ready to discover what you shouldn’t forget, read on.
1. Dinner Camping Hacks
Everything takes longer when you’re camping. Yep, that includes washing, preparing for bed, and even cooking. To make your trip successful, do what work you can while you’re still at home.
For the rest, do your best to simplify.
For food, make a simple dish in a single pot. A Dutch oven is the easiest method. It’s a type of all-in-one, multi-cooker pot.
Simply pick one of your favorite Dutch oven camping recipes. Then, perform all the preparation work at home. When you find your camping spot, heat, and serve.
2. Dessert Camping Tricks
Tired of smores? No problem. Instead, pick 3 of your favorite fruits, berries, or nuts.
Now throw them in a waffle cone along with some chocolate chips and marshmallows. Wrap the whole thing up in foil and store it upright in a spot they won’t get damaged.
After you finish your camping cookout, add the desert wrap to the banked coals. Be sure you leave the foil on. Remove your dessert wrap from the fire when it’s good and melted.
Then eat up!
3. Water Bottle Camping Tips
Sure, staying hydrated is important, but what about staying warm? You can use your water bottle as a portable heater.
We recommend a 32-ounce indestructible bottle, like a Nalgene. They’re small enough to curl up with and they won’t crack under the heat.
Simply pour hot water into your bottle and wrap it with a spare shirt or another piece of clothing. That’s to ensure the bottle doesn’t burn you. Then slip into the bottom of the bag to keep your feet warm during the cold night.
4. Lighting Tips for Camping
Headlamps are a must for most campers. They’re portable, hands-free, and last for hours. Unfortunately, they may be too bright.
Have you ever tried to hold a conversation with someone who’s shining their headlamp in your eyes? It’s like staring into the sun. The effect grows worse when the sun goes down.
Instead, pull your headlamp over a 1-gallon jug of water. Point the lamp inward, toward the water. It’ll diffuse the light and brighten a much larger area while keeping it out of your eyes.
5. Mosquito Tips While Camping
Mosquitos are ubiquitous. If you don’t have a plan to repel them, then you’d better have a plan for treating mosquito bites. You’re going to get them.
But with a little proactive thinking, you can discourage the brunt of those little pests. Bug repellant is a tried and true method. But what if you have small children or you’re allergic to the foul-smelling stuff?
You can always try candles that include bug repellant. Citronella candles are one alternative. You can also try burning sage in your campfire.
It’s a naturally repels bugs. You can even pick wild sage if you want to add it to your camping experience.
Now you have 5 of the best camping hacks to ensure your success. Remember to plan and pack early. That’s the key to guarantee your campout is epic.
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