Corn chips (like Fritos or Doritos) make a great substitute for kindling when starting a fire
Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor
Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler. They’ll keep your food cold, and you’ll have plenty of water to drink for later.
Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting
Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like
Get these seat hammocks for car camping
Make crescent rolls over the campfire
Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler
Try roasting Starburst. Sounds crazy, but it’s actually delicious. Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside. Roast it until it’s bubbling.
Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away
Line your pie iron with foil for easy clean up
A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box
Stovetop popcorn (like Jiffy Pop) can be made over a campfire
Keep extra duct tape for emergencies right on your water bottle.
These compact towels can dry off two people after swimming and are dry to the touch within an hour of use
Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire
Bailey’s dipped toasted marshmallows are a must for camping
Make a last-minute camping spoon with a knife and a plastic bottle
Carry your seasonings in straws. Just use a lighter to real.
Blue cheese filled bacon-wrapped mushrooms are the savory version of a campfire s’more.
With regard to your tarp, use a small stick to help secure the main center line. When pressure is put on one end, the line will tighten evenly, keeping the grommets from being torn out.
Carry some emergency TP in an Altoids container. Especially if you’re going to be venturing off on a hike or nature walk
A 16-ounce water bottle will hold 8–9 large eggs. Prcrambling your eggs will save you the trouble of having to figure out a way of transporting them. It also eliminates the need for a separate bowl and whisk.
For fewer burrs, rub the laces of your hiking boots with paraffin before hitting the trail
Wrapping your meat in cabbage leaves will keep it from getting burnt to a crisp
Make flaming Jell-O marshmallow shots. Fill the marshmallows with a Jell-o mixture and dip into rum
Silicone cups are unbreakable and super easy to pack
Pre-make your food and vacuum seal it to keep it fresher for longer
Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns
Keep your TP dry in a CD spindle
Instant grits will keep ants away from your campsite Just sprinkle wherever you see the ants
Use biodegradable trail marking tape so you don’t get lost while hiking
Your deodorant doubles as a mosquito bite itch queller
Make an inexpensive candle lantern out of a used tuna can and a candle. The foil will reflect the light and create more glow. It could potentially block some wind, as well
Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder. Keeping your matches in a tupperware or stainless container will ensure they don’t get wet
Make pizza in your pie iron with biscuit dough
Make camping sangria concentrate using a mason jar