Camping seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate. I’m more of a RV camper myself but no matter if you’re sleeping under the stars, camping in a tent or glamping, there are things that you can do to better prepare yourself and your family. There are lots of challenges you could face such as temperature changes so it’s important to do your research beforehand. Learning from the more experienced campers is great and picking up on their camping hacks, or the fun & clever way they do things, is smart!
Break out your mason jars (plus a few other simple items) and create an Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier to bring some light to wherever you are camping.
For even more light in your tent, you can take a headlamp and turn it into a lantern.
Save your left over orange peels! You can use them to make floating candles to light your campsite.
Speaking of orange peels, set a few aside and use them to bake cinnamon rolls in! What a great breakfast!
Also for breakfast, make your pancake batter at home and add it an cake icing bag with a clip on the end. Super easy to make pancakes every morning!
Smore’s are a great camping treat but if you’re looking for something just as great but a little different, try making Campfire S’more Cones.
If you’re going to do a lot of cooking but don’t want to lug a bunch of spice jars with you, use Tic Tac containers for your favorite spices. (FREE printables, too!)
Want a little more comfort under your sleeping bag? Use foam floor tiles to cushion the ground under you.
Do you have one of those over-the-door shoe holders? Take that with you when you go camping to keep all of your kitchen utensils, napkins and so much more, up off the ground, away from bugs and animals.
Make your own insect repellent with essential oils. It’s natural with no added chemicals.
Grab a cheap hand towel from your favorite store and create your own DIY Soap Pouches to take with you camping.
Make your own Cushioned Bucket Seats. Not only does it give you extra seating at the campsite, you can also fill the bucket with small camping gear.
Or, if you have a few milk crates, you can use them for more seating as well.
Grab a cardboard egg carton and add charcoal to the compartments. Now you have an easy campfire starter.
You can also use dryer lint, broken crayons and cupcake liners to make your own campfire starters, too.
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