Suggestions For The Best Camping Experience
Camping can be as amazing as it can be nerve-racking and bewildering. For every time you are spellbound by the majesty of the great outdoors, you have that shocking realisation you forgot something important. Many regular campers still manage to forget something.
If you are going out camping soon though, we thought we’d use our experience and share some of our red hot tips for making camping an even more amazing experience than it already is.
Use Clothes And A Pillowcase As A Pillow
Space is a major issue when you go camping. Rather than packing unnecessary camping pillows, by filling your pillowcase with clothes.
Use A Headlamp As A Lantern
Rather than taking an additional lantern or night light, transform your headlamp into a lantern by strapping it with the light facing inward against a transparent plastic bottle or container.
Prepare Food Before You Leave
Before you actually leave to go camping, prepare food at home. Not only will this reduce mess, but it will reduce the cooking time. Pack pre-chopped ingredients for meals that require these and pre-scramble eggs.
Tic-Tac Boxes Are Excellent Spice Containers
Who said camping food lacked flavour or excitement? Take all your favourite spices in used Tic Tac boxes. They don’t take up much space and mean you can bring those camp-fire meals to life more.
Need Kindling? Doritos Do The Trick
Having trouble starting a fire? Rather than spending a fortune on expensive starter sticks, pack a bag of Fritos or Doritos. As these corn chips are high in oil and dense, they are easy to light up and will last for ages, making them perfect kindling.
Pack Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap
Use unscented soap from Dr Bronner rather than foam or liquid cleaning materials. It can be used for everything including laundry detergent, washing up detergent, shaving gel, mouthwash, body wash and shampoo.
Pack Microfibre Towels
Weight is an issue if you are carrying all your camping equipment. Microfibre towels can help you reserve some space and are lighter than normal towels, but more absorbent. They also dry much quicker too.
Pack Compact Cooking Sets
Even if you are not worried about space, compact mess and cooking kits are ideal as they are easy to stack, versatile and incredibly durable.
Invest in A Block Of Ice
If ice costs you too much to fill your backpack cooler, think seriously about buying a big block of ice. It melts at a slower rate.
Always Plan Before You Leave
Checklists are essential for camping, with regards to packing. Plan out your checklist well in advance and decide on what bags will hold what.
Below is an example of a checklist.
- Compact First-Aid Kit
- Portable charger for phones and tablets
- Mosquito and bug spray
- Compact stove and cookware set
- Sleeping bag
- Small sleeping pads
- Marmot Tent (lightweight)
- Microfibre towels
- Dr Bronner’s Liquid soap
We hope you find the above hacks helpful for your next camping trip.