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Camping Hacks Compilation

Roughing it should be fun! Here’s a list of some of our favorite camping hacks to make your camp life a little easier. Read on, and camp smarter.

Fire Starters:
– Stuff some empty toilet paper tubes with dryer lint for an easy, eco-friendly fire starter
– Corn chips (Doritos!) can also help get a fire started in a pinch
– Don’t forget to pack matches in something waterproof – might we suggest an old mints tin, or a small plastic food container. Glue a small patch of sandpaper to the container so you can strike them
– If you’ve got rogue some birthday candles hanging around at home, they’re more waterproof than matches

Keep it dry:
– Keep your toilet paper protected in an empty plastic coffee container or CD spindle. Bonus points if you cut a slit in the side to easily pull the paper out
– Instead of packing your coolers with ice cubes, pack frozen jugs of water. This will keep your food from getting soggy and as the ice melts you’ll have clean drinking water 
– Microfiber towels are light, compact, and super efficient
– Pack a pair of warm socks and keep them in your sleeping bag just for sleeping – this way you always have dry socks to keep your feet warm at night

Bugs at bay:
– A deodorant stick can help relieve the itchiness of mosquito bites
– Adding bundles of sage to the campfire will keep the mosquitos away (and make your campsite smell amazing)
– A prescription pill bottle makes a perfectly pocket sized first aid kit (band aids, antibiotic ointment, etc.)

Food:
– Collect condiment packets before your camping trip and take them with you instead of packing bulky bottles
– Tic Tac boxes are the perfect size for storing spices
– Check out our blog post on new s’mores recipes here

Safety Check:
– If you’ve got an accident prone camper, bring along some pool noodles (cut them open lengthwise) and cover up the awning arms to avoid head injuries
– Glow in the dark tape can be a life saver when it comes to outdoor walkways and stairs
– A headlamp attached to a filled water bottle or jug makes a perfect lantern


Can’t get enough? Check out these sites for some more awesome camping hacks!
https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/22-camp-hacks-from-rei-experts
https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius?utm_term=.ai9XE0zVbO#.mo3Gy4wQ8M
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/30-brilliant-camping-hacks-wish-knew-earlier.html