Camping is supposed to be an enjoyable experience and you don't get any extra points for struggling. Here are some great camping hacks that will make your next camping trip much more enjoyable:
1) Glow Stick Necklace
When the sun goes down it does not mean your kids will. To make your life so much easier looking after them, hang a glow stick necklace around their necks so that you are aware where they are at all times.
2) Water Jug Lantern
Turn your head torch inside out against a water jug that's filled with water to make an instant lantern. While on the subject of head torches when you buy one, make sure it's got a redlight function, your fellow campers will love you.
3) Oral gel For Bites
Oral gel works great for those itching and irritating mosquito bites ( in facs for all bites).
4) Belt and Hook Pot Organiser
A belt and some hooks will help you organise your camping kitchen. Hang all your heavy pots and pans out of the way.
5) Biodegradeable Flagging Tape
6) Soap and Cotton Balls for Ticks
Soak a cotton ball in some hand soap and place it over a tick thats on your skin. After a short time the tick will let go.
7) Roll Duct Tape on a Water Bottle or Lighter
Duct tape has a million and one uses and can be a lifesaver on a camping trip. Instead of carrying a big roll, tape it around your water bottle or lighter to have it with you all the time.
8) A Water Bottle Holds 8 Eggs
Stop stressing about eggs breaking for your trip. Drop them in a water bottle for easy transport.
9) Sticks and Stones Won't Break My Bones
Missing a grommet to hang your tarp up, put a stone where the grommet used to be and tie a knot around it, Voila, there is a new grommet. Insert a stick through a loop in your rope for easy tarp suspension.
10) Vacuum Seal Your Food
Preparing your food prior to your trip will save a lot hassle in the dark. Cutting and prepping the the food will not only save yourself some problems but will also make it last a lot longer.
11) Tic Tac Containers
From tackle boxes, first aid kits to spice containers, Tic Tac boxes make fantastic containers for camping.
12) Lube A Sticky Zipper With A Candle
Rub an (unlit) candle over a sticky tent zipper for easy movement. While on the subject of zippers, stick a large keyring through it when you are camping in cold weather so that you can get your fingers through while you still have your gloves on.
13) Orange Candle
Kids love this one! Use the top side of an orange peel, fill it with some olive oil for a lovely smelling camping candle. Just be careful, they are not too stable. Here is a link on how to make one.
14) Soda Can Stove
This simple hack makes a great camping stove out of a soda or beer can. Here is a tutorial.
15) Shoe Rack Kitchen Organizer
16) Folding BBQ Grid
The folding BBQ grid is the only grid you should have. Steaks, fish, toasties or gourmet dishes, this type of grid eliminates tongs and can handle anything with just a flip.
17) Camping Bucket Toilet
Hate those midnight trips to the loo, this is a great little DIY project.
18) Frozen Jugs for your Cooler
Freeze bottles of water for your camping cooler. It saves on ice, stops your cooler from getting full of water and ice slush and you will have extra water when it melts.
19) Foam Floor Tiles
Foam floor tiles in the bottom of your tent will make it very comfortable to walk and sleep on. If it has holes in it, all the sand falls through to the bottom and if you combine it with one of these CGear mats outside, a sandy tent is something of the past.
20) Speaker In A Cup
Don't have a speaker to listen to some music around your campfire?Just drop your phone into a cup or bowl to amplify the sound
21) Solar Lights Around Your Tent Pegs
Bang some solar lights in next to your tent pegs to avoid those midnight accidents.
22) Hand Wash Station
When you are camping with kids this station is a great idea!
23) Locker Divider
Inserting a locker divider inside your cooler will keep items out of the water when the ice starts to melt.
24) Pop-up Trash Can
This pop-up camping trash can cost nothing and folds into next to nothing.
25) Glow In The Dark Bubbles
Kids go mental over this one! Carefully cut open a glow stick and pour the fluid into your bubble mixture, give it a shake and let the fun begin.
26) Toiletries On A Rope
Hang all your toiletries on a lanyard for easy trips to the showers.
27) Glow Stick In A Cooler
Drop a glow stick in your camping cooler so that you can easily get your drinks in the dark.