Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience. That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.
If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.
It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!
Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!
Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.
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By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!
Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.
All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.
Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.
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Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.
It’s that easy!
Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.
That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.
For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.
You never know what you’ll need and when.
Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.
By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.
Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.
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With these 30 tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!
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