There’s no other soul-nourishing experience in this world than camping in the natural beauty of the great outdoors. The best things are found in nature. When you go camping you are practically bonding with nature. There’s no limit to what you stand to gain from summer camping. Enjoy the fresh air, lie down under the beautiful light of the moon or, simply find peace in the silence.
The most memorable experiences come from proper planning and having the right equipment. When it comes to equipment, you do not have to stuff your backpack with lots of equipment. This article will outline how various items can be replaced by the most basic of items.
The following are a few camping tips to get you started on having a successful outdoor trip. I trust that these will come in handy in one way or another especially if you’re planning a summer camping trip. Good luck.
These easy-to-do tricks will give you an advantage over other campers in more ways than one. What’s more, they save you that extra cash that may come in handy in the near future. I’m sure you get the point. Let’s get to it, shall we?
1. Keep Your Toilet Paper Protected
Take a can that is equivalent to the size of the toilet roll. Cut a fairly long slit along the can. Put the roll into the can and seal it with the lead.
2. Create Your Own Lantern
Strap a head lamp to either an old soda bottle or gallon jug of water. This will ‘magnify’ the light and keep your tent well lit.
3. No Need for Speakers
Instead of packing your phone’s separate plugin speaker, simply place your phone in a mug. This will work perfectly, provided the mug is ceramic.
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4. Natural Repellents Work Best
If your campsite is infested with mosquitoes, don’t waste money on repellants. Sage is a natural herb that keeps mosquitoes away when it comes into contact with fire.
5. Easiest Way to Pack Your Spice
Your food doesn’t need to be bland just because you’re camping. A Tic Tac container is the best way to store whatever spice(s) you may have in mind.
6. Heading to a Cold Campsite?
Put on the clothes you intend to wear the next day and climb into your sleeping bag. While you sleep at night you’re actually warming your clothes. This trick works best, especially during winter.
7. No Kindler? Use Doritos
If you’ve ever done this, you know that Doritos are a great way to kindle fire. Do this if you’re not having much luck lighting damp wood.
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8. No Need for a Coffee Maker
All you need is a coffee filter and dental floss. Put your desired amount of coffee into the coffee filter and use the dental floss to tie it up. This will act somewhat like a teabag.
9. Conserve Soap
Peel your bar of soap into thin slices which you can use for each bath you take.
10. Zipping Made Easier
Attach a keyring to small sized zippers that give you a problem when you’re wearing mittens or gloves.