Tips For Your Next Camping Trip


Tips For Your Next Camping Trip


  • Remove mildew from your tent by mixing 1/2 cup of Lysol in 1 gallon of hot water. Wash your tent with the solution and let it air dry.
  • Make your own single use antibiotic packages. See instructions here
  • Protect toilet paper from rain and dirt by storing in a plastic tub . (like a Folgers Coffee container)
  • Make a box just for camping items. Downloadable check list here
  • Keep supplies and utensils organized with a shoe bag organizer than can be bought very cheap.
  • Use empty Tic Tac containers to store your spices.
  • To waterproof matches dip the first half of the match in clear nail polish. Dry (then dip the other half to completely seal.)
  • Save your peanut shells for fire kindling. Toss the shells in among your other kindling and they’ll act as wood chips.
  • Use citrus fruits pealing like lemons and oranges to toss in your campfire to give it a nice clean smell.
  • Take a bottle of vinegar for soothing sunburns.
  • Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.
  • Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like. You can google pictures.
  • For a natural Tic deterrent put 1 part tea tree oil and 2 parts water into a spay bottle. Spray into shoes (socks and pant cuffs.)
  • Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder for easy lighting. Make sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.
  • Place a scoop of coffee grounds into a coffee filter and tie it up with dental floss. When you’re ready to brew (just make it like you would make tea in a teabag!)
  • For extra light around the campfire drill small holes at the bottom of long candles and insert dowel rods. Place around the camping area.
  • Shave a bar of soap with a vegetable peeler and put in plastic bags for single time use.
  • Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.
  • Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
  • If you’re going to be hiking (use biodegradable trail-marking tape.)
  • Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

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