Camping and the great outdoors is quite the unique, but wonderful experience. You experience life at its simplest and purest form. There are no distractions like email or text messages. No internet to distract you from the world around you. It’s just you and Mother Nature.
But for many of us, camping can be quite daunting because we are simply not used to life without technology. That’s why you need to be prepared before you go outdoors and camp.
Luckily, we have compiled a list of must-know camping tricks that will help you when you are outdoors.
Bring foam tiles for a better night’s sleep
Foam tiles provide a nice cushion and padding for you to sleep on.
Strap a lamp to an empty jug of water. This will emanate light to the rest of your tent.
Pack bread in a tin can
This is an easy way to carry bread. Learn how by clicking here.
Know poisonous plants
Some plants are poisonous. Make sure you are well aware as to which ones are.
Sandpaper to help light a match
Add sandpaper to the top of a matchbox so you can easily light any match.
Toilet paper holder
Keep toilet paper dry by making this efficient holder out of an empty coffee container.
To go toothpaste
Dab toothpaste onto a paper plate. Then let them dry. Put them in a plastic bag and you have on the go toothpaste.
Campfire crescent rolls
You can fill these with delicious stuffing such as Nutella or pizza toppings. See the tutorial here.
Store spices in empty Tic Tac boxes
Store various spices in empty Tic Tac cases.
Snuggle in a two-person sleeping bag
Hang out in a hammock
Find these awesome hammocks here.
Create single-use pouches for various supplies such as lotion and ointments by following these instructions.
Single serve coffee
Using dental floss and a coffee filter you can create single serve coffee. Find out how by clicking here.
Or just bring single-serve coffee packs from your favorite coffee store.
DIY candlesticks for a romantic evening
Create a nice romantic atmosphere with these DIY candlesticks. Learn how to make them by clicking here.
DIY Hand Washing Station
Create your own hand washing station by using an empty detergent bottle.
Store a first aid kit in a pill bottle
It’s small and easy to carry.
Premade pancake mix
Make pancakes over a fire by using this mix. Find instructions here.
DIY washing machine
Make your own washing machine using a plunger and a bucket. Find instructions here.
Store charcoal in an egg carton
It’s easy to carry and combustible out of the box.
Pocket-sized oil lamps
Using travel shampoo bottles, you can make oil lamps. Instructions can be found here.
Use fresh herbs on charcoal for flavor
Don’t use rub or marinade that can get messy. Use fresh herbs instead.
Follow directions here.
Toast Starburst as a fun treat
They taste great with some heat.
Don’t these look delicious? Find the recipe here.
Mark your trails with this tape. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt the environment.
Cotton swab fire starter
Dip cotton swabs in wax for a quick fire starter.
Freeze gallon jugs of water to keep food cold. You can also melt to drink!
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Emergency fire kits
Use empty Altoids tins, cardboard, and wax to make an emergency fire kit. Find instructions here.
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