Best Camping Ideas Ever!!

 Best Camping Ideas Ever!! – 41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These are the Best Camping Ideas EVER!!

You all know by now, that I love to go camping! I came across these Camping Ideas today and just had to share! Some of these ideas are especially great, if you have kids!

The Best Camping Ideas EVER!!

 

1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.

Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor. Source: alittlecampy.com

 

2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.

Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. Source: listorama

 

3. Also: Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.

(My kids thought this was their favorite of all camping ideas posted here!)

Also: Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern. Source: pinterest.com

 

4. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option.

Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option.

Get the recipe here.

Source: thereadystore.com

 

5. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.

Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like. Source: sheknows.com

 

6. Bring a tick deterrent.

Bring a tick deterrent.

 

7. Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.

Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.

Be sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.

Source: craftaholicsanonymous.net

 

8. Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.

(One of the most useful camping ideas, if it might be raining!)

Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP. Source: fieldandstream.com

 

9. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

For maximum yumminess, fill ‘em with stuff like marshmallows and Nutella. Or wrap hot dogs with them.

 

Get the directions here.

 

10. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.

Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices. Source: skruben.blogspot.ca

 

11. Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.

Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.

This one is $84.99 from Cabelas.

Source: cabelas.com

 

12. Get these seat hammocks for car camping.

(This is one of the camping ideas that I think is a bit over the top – but if you want to live in style – this one is for you! You might also like this blog post: 30 Things You Had No Idea You Needed)

Get these seat hammocks for car camping.

Buy ‘em here.

Source: hammocks.com

 

13. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.

(Not the worst of these camping ideas… my last camping trip resulted in a few scrapes and these are perfect for the mini First Aid kits listed here, as well – although I wonder how hard they would be to open once properly sealed….?)

Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.

Use a lighter to seal up the ends.

Source: moononaleash.blogspot.com

 

14. Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

Place a scoop of coffee grounds into a coffee filter and tie it up with dental floss. When you’re ready to brew, just make it like you would make tea in a teabag!

Source: scjohnson.com

 

15. Need your coffee? Bring a few of these.

Need your coffee? Bring a few of these.

They’ll keep you from going into caffeine withdrawal.

Source: pinterest.com

 

16. Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.

Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.

Get the directions here.

Source: asubtlerevelry.com

 

17. Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.

Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.

You can also rub soap on mosquito bites to relieve the itchiness.

Source: asubtlerevelry.com

 

18. Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.

Source: greatwildoutdoors.com

Just fill it up with water.

 

19. Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans.

Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans. Source: pinterest.com

 

20. Make campfire cones!

(One of the camping ideas I have to try with my kids! :D )

Make campfire cones! Source: kidactivitiesblog.com

 

21. Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.

Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin. Source: chasinggreen.org

 

22. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.

Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don't need to be refrigerated.

Get the full recipe here. You can also find powdered eggs at most grocery stores (if you don’t shudder at the thought).

Source: onegoodthingbyjillee.com

 

23. Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.

Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.

 

24. Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.

Get the directions here.

 

25. Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.

Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.

You just have to light the carton and the fire will catch on to the charcoal.

Source: sewmanyways.blogspot.com

 

26. Source: macbrosplace.com

(One of my favorite camping ideas, which really works – tried and true!)

27. Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.

Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.

Get the directions here.

Source: instructables.com

 

28. Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.

Source: marthastewart.com

 

29. Bring cheeses in waxed packaging as well as hard cheeses.

Bring cheeses in waxed packaging as well as hard cheeses.

Aged cheddar, Parmigiano, and/or Gruyère will keep for at least a week unrefrigerated.

Source: cutefoodforkids.com  /  via: bonappetit.com

 

30. Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.

(One of my favorite camping ideas – because mosquitoes think I am THEIR favorite! LOL – and I love the smell of sage!)

Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away. Source: google.com

 

31. Try roasting Starburst.

(My daughter told me she tried this before with a friend – and it was a success! One of those camping ideas that you might want to combine with a good teeth brushing afterwards :) p…)

Source: clarkandsuz.blogspot.com

Source: clarkandsuz.blogspot.com

Sounds crazy, but it’s actually delicious. Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside. Roast it until it’s bubbling.

 

32. Forgo pasta for a quick-cooking alternatives like polenta, quinoa, or couscous.

Forgo pasta for a 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.

Source: bonappetit.com

 

33. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

Get the full details here.

Source: trulysimple.com

 

34. If you’re going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking t

ape.

If you're going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking tape.

Buy

it here.

Source: gofastandlight.com

 

35. Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.

Source: thetaylor-house.com

Source: media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com

Write the items down on a paper bag so they have a receptacle for the items.

 

36. Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

(P.S. important: Use a sturdy toilet or trash bag inside for mess-free disposal and dump at a dump station after you’re done camping!)

Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

Get the directions here.

Source: rootsimple.com

 

37. Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.

(Or, try another version of this: recycle dryer lint smothered in Vaseline and store it inside small aluminum foil “envelopes”)

Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters. Source: pinterest.com

 

38. Bring microfiber towels — they’re super absorbent and lightweight.

Bring microfiber towels — they're super absorbent and lightweight. Source: amazon.com

 

39. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

(That one works with most juices, too! One of the best camping ideas for the heat of summer, hands down!)

Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

They’ll keep your food cold, and you’ll have plenty of water to drink for later.

Other things you can freeze to use for later: pasta sauces, chili, and pesto.

Source: campingblogger.net

 

40. Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.

Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.

Get the instructions here.

Source: instructables.com

 

41. Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.

Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.

 

No matter how far you have to carry this thing, YOU NEED IT. Get it here for $25.95.

Read more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius

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