Easy Camping Hacks

With summer on its way, here are some easy camping hacks that'll make your next trip into the wilderness your best one yet (check the link for more):

  • Make your own pillow using a pillowcase and your clothes. Bring along a pillowcase on your trip and stuff your clothes into it at night to make an ad-hoc pillow that doesn't take up any extra space.
  • Pack spices, sugar, etc. in empty Tic Tac containers. 
  • Use Doritos or Fritos as kindling. Believe it or not, dense, oily corn chips are easy to light on fire and will last for a long time, making them ideal for starting a fire.
  • Transport creams, lotions, etc. in a contact lens case.
  • Make mini-soap bars beforehand using a vegetable peeler. Single-serving sizes of soap are perfect for camping because you'll never have to deal with repacking a wet bar. Just peel slices off a regular bar of soap beforehand and stash them in a Ziploc.
  • Burn sage in your campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Bring along pre-scrambled eggs in a water bottle. Mix up eggs beforehand in a bottle and stash that in your cooler to make eggs with at your campfire, instead of bringing whole, raw eggs.

Source: OrdinaryTraveler.com