School is back in session soon, and I’m busy planning our last camping getaway! We are scheduled to head out this Friday, and I am more than eager to get out into the great outdoors and have some fun in the wilderness! Camping can be tricky, I know this very well! If you were a fan of our last “Camping Hacks” post, you’ll love this update! Keep reading for more handy camping hacks!
Every camper needs a place to stash their favorite beverages! Recycle your tin cans, and turn them into drink holders fit for camping. Use a different pattern for each person at your campsite! You’ll save so many water bottles this way! This idea appears courtesy of Positively Splendid.
Cooking while camping is enough to make even the most relaxed Mom completely stressed out. Next time you head out, pack an over-the-door shoe organizer with you just in case! Hang one in your cooking area, and keep all of your tools and spices completely organized. See more from Life Hacker.
Every camping party needs a completely cute invite! These ones are magnetic, so they hang easily on a fridge. When they hang this easily, no one will forget about your party! Print these out at Spell Designs.
If you forgot a lantern, never fear, we’ve all been there! Use a full gallon jug of water to create a luminary that will reach across campsites. All you need to do is attach your headlamp, super easy, huh?
Store your spices in empty Tic Tac containers! They make for easy transportation, and with a quick labeling, they can be taken along on a camping trip. Stash them in a hanging shoe organizer! Idea from Seattle Sundries.
No one wants bears and other wildlife to enter their camp at night. Keep the critters at bay by hanging both your cooking tools AND your food up high at night! If you forgot rope, a leather belt and a set of ‘S’ hooks make for a great makeshift hanging tool! From DIY N Crafts.
Every camper needs to start a fire, and we may as well make it as easy as possible! Reuse an old egg carton and place block of charcoal in the dividers instead. Packing charcoal this way saves tons of space (not to mention, energy!) and you’ll notice how much lighter your backpack feels! From Sew Many Ways.
Turn your orange peels into candles! Take a few oranges on your next camping trip, and use them as a snack AND as a camping tool! You can use any citrus rinds you have available, but you’ll need this tutorial from Instructables to transform them into yummy smelling candles.
Every adventurer needs a relaxing place to hit the hay! If you don’t want to bring an inflatable mattress, you can bring hop scotch pads instead. They make for great padding, and extra insulation. You will definitely notice the extra layer of warmth! See how they did it at A Little Campy.
I eat popcorn almost every day; in fact, my husband has had to run to the grocery store in the wee hours of the morning to pick me up a few bags of that delicious Boom Chicka Pop. If you can’t take your favorite bagged popcorn on your camping trip, you can make some instead! Use tinfoil, popcorn kernals, and this tutorial from Real Simple to help you out!