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41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

Camping season is finally here and it’s time to get out into nature! Not all of us are too wilderness savvy so camping can be a bit of a messy inconvenience for those of you city folk. Well, here are 41 camping hacks that will make your trip more fun, easy and entertaining. Get a pen and paper ready or favorite this post for an easy reference to make your camping trip perfect for the family.

1. Use foam floor mats for a softer tent bed. They are easy to store once separated from each other.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

2. A water lantern

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

3. Mountain dew, peroxide + baking soda = awesome lantern.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

4. Make tin can sandwich bread. Click here for the recipe.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

5. Take a mental note of these poisonous plants you want to avoid.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

6. A great natural tick deterrent.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

7. Buy some “strike-anywhere” matches and glue a piece of sandpaper to the top of a waterproof case for a handy durable match container.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

8. Re-purpose an old coffee can to store and easily unroll your toilet paper.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

9. Make crescent rolls over the fire by simply wrapping them around a smooth stick.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

To maximize the flavor, consider adding some Nutella and marshmallows or wrap them around some hot dogs.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

10. Use old Tic-Tac boxes to store some delicious spices.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

11. A double sleeping bag is easy to pack, convenient, and provides plenty of room for cuddles. Cabelas has one for about $85.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

12. These hammock chairs are perfect for fishing and lounging around. They fold up very compact and hang from a tree or your vehicle. you can find them here.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

13. Take a straw and fill it with pocket-sized amounts of first aid ointment. Use a lighter to reseal the straw.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

14. Rather than bringing all the supplies to make coffee, you can make individual coffee servings by using floss to tie up a pre-filled coffee filter. Drop it in the cup and pour in hot water.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

15. These little things are also very handy for camping coffee because they take up no room.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

16. For a romantic ambiance around the campsite, make these candle torches for a dim flicker of light to set the mood. Click here to learn how to make them.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

17. Use a vegetable peeler to make single use soap bars. Also you can rub the soap on mosquito bites to relieve the itching.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

18. Use a laundry jug or a plastic container to set up a hand-washing station.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

Simply fill with water.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

19. Use a belt to hang your pots and pans for storage and drying.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

20. Campfire cones are an amazing treat to enjoy in the outdoors.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

21. Make a pocket first aid kit for hiking using an old prescription bottle.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

22. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated. You can also find powdered eggs at most grocery stores (if you don’t shudder at the thought). Get the full recipe here.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

23. Place a battery-powered votive candle inside of a cleaned out plastic jar for a cute little lantern.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

24. Use a 5 gallon bucket, a knife, and a plunger to make an outdoor washing machine.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

25. Make an easy to light fire starter by placing match light charcoal briquettes into a cardboard egg carton. Simply light the carton and the charcoals will ignite easily.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

26. Doritos are flammable and make great kindling.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

27. Make a pocket oil lamp out of old small bottles. Click here for instructions.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

28. If you don’t have any seasoning when grilling, place fresh rosemary over your charcoal after it has turned white for a delicious flavor added to your meats.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

29. Wax covered cheeses are excellent camping snacks because they can last at least a week without refrigeration.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

30. Add bundles of sage to your campfire to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

31. A delicious campfire treat is grilled Starbursts. Heat them up until they bubble and you will have an awesome treat with a crispy outside and a gooey center.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

32. Try some quick-cooking alternatives like polenta, quinoa, or couscous. Polenta is especially versatile because it can be shaped into patties and pan-fried for a sweet or savory meal. Get a recipe for grilled polenta cakes here.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

33. Cook your cinnamon rolls in hollowed out orange peels over a campfire. The taste will amaze your taste buds.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

34. If you enjoy hiking, pick up some biodegradable trail marker tape. Tie this to the right path every time you come up to a Y in the trail so you can easily find your way back.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

35. Keep the kids busy with a fun scavenger hunt.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

Use a paper bag so they have a container to keep their findings.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

36. Use a milk crate and a bucket as a perfect campground toilet. Click here for instructions.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

37. Dip cotton pads in wax to use as very easy fire starters.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

38. A small microfiber towel is very convenient when cleaning up dishes or yourself. They dry very quickly and are easy to keep clean.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

39. Freeze a jug of water to keep in the cooler. This stays cold longer and prevents the gross melted water that fills the cooler after a few days.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

40. Make an emergency light source using some cardboard, wax and an altoids tin. Click here for instructions.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

41. Why not camp in style with this portable sandwich griller. Make delicious paninis with this press for about $26. You can find it here.

41 Genius Camping Hacks To Make Your Camping Trips Awesome This Summer

Camping is a great way to escape the monotony of the day-to-day hustle. It is a chance to get outside and enjoy nature and the outdoors. Camping is the perfect place to rejuvenate yourself in a beautiful, peaceful environment. With these 41 camping hacks, I know my camping trips are going to be amazing and I know that my friends will be very jealous of my newly acquired skills. With these hacks you can now camp in style so get outside and enjoy!

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