Camping season is in full swing and all those who go camping are always looking for neat and nifty tips and tricks to make their camping trip that much cooler! Here are 13 awesome tips and tricks that you will no doubt want to try on your next adventure!
Mac n’ cheese, please.
There are tons of genius ways to make your favorite foods outdoors. Blog Lauren’s Latest uses mini pie tins to pre-make individual macaroni and cheese servings that can be heated over the fire later.
Get the recipe at Lauren’s Latest.
Fun distractions for little ones.
Stop by the dollar store for the makings of camping kits that’ll keep kids entertained while you’re cooking or setting up camp.
Learn more at The Coupon Project.
Create A softer landing!
Use foam floor mats to shield your feet against the hard surface of the ground!
Learn more at : Alittlecampy
Glue sandpaper to your matchbox
Your matches will stay dry and assure you that you always have a nice striking pad to light a match.
Learn More At: craftaholicsanonymous
Hang in there.
Blogger Amanda from Mama Momtourage keeps her family organized by using what she calls the “Ziploc bag packing method” and by hanging this Ikea organizer to separate everyone’s stuff.
Learn more at Mama Momtourage.
Make hand washing easy!
Create a sink by refilling an old laundry detergent jug with water and placing a bucket below to catch all the runoff.
Learn More At: Outdoorsmom
Whip up a batch of travel-friendly booze.
This set-and-forget sangria was literally invented for camping and formulated for large batches. You’ll need white wine, vodka, fruit, and (what else?) a Mason jar.
Get the recipe at The Mighty Mrs.
Light up the night.
Add glow sticks to bottles to use for mood lighting and illuminating paths to tents and restrooms.
Learn More At: Moore Minutes
Build a campfire in no time.
You know how you’re supposed to remove lint from the dryer after each cycle? That’s because it’s highly flammable, aka the perfect ingredient for DIY fire starters. Just be careful!
Get the tutorial at Frugal Family Home.
Protect your paper!
Nothing puts a damper on a camping trip like having no toilet paper or even worse…having toilet paper that is soaking wet! Keep yours dry by storing it in an old CD spindle.
Simplify skillet pancakes.
Bring the fun of pancakes to the campsite without all of the mess. Pour batter into freezer bags before you leave, store them in the cooler, and then snip off the tip when you’re ready to make breakfast.
Get the tutorial at A Mum ‘n the Oven.
Keep ice contained!
Use frozen water jugs as your main source of keeping your foods and beverages cold. This will ensure that your food and goods do not become wet and soggy as they typically do when filling a cooler with just ice.
Learn More: campingblogger
Manage your meds.
Nix the bulky bottles and bring just enough of what you might need in a days-of-the-week pill case.
Learn more at Or So She Says…
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