12 Camping Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier
Make sure your next outdoor vacation goes off without a hitch.
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So you decided to go camping. You're hot, you're sweaty and the LAST thing you want to do is go digging through your bags/cooler again to find the bug spray. Or the toilet paper. Or a beer. Well lucky for you, we have a few genius solutions for all of those things and more.
Six-Pack Carrier = Utensil Caddy
In addition to utensils, I fill mine with napkins, cups and permanent markers for cup individualization.
Tissue Box = Plastic Bag Dispenser
Bungee Cord = Hanging Paper Towel Holder
CD Case = Easy TP
Shoe Organizer = Hanging Storage
Mesh Laundry Bag = Dish Dryer
Breakfast in Bottles
Instead of packing a carton of eggs or hauling all of the ingredients for pancakes, make them ahead of time and store in old plastic bottles for easy use.
For Eggs: Scramble one dozen eggs, plus any seasonings, and pour into a 16.9-ounce water bottle. Shake before use.
For Pancakes: Clean out an easy-squeeze condiment bottle, prepare pancake mixture, then pour into the bottle. Simply squeeze out as much as you need for cooking. Prepare as usual.
Keep crunchy bagged snacks safe from destruction by packing them in water bottles or other plastic containers.
Tacos in a Bag
Simplify your meal prep, planning and cleanup with a delicious meal you can eat straight out of a bag. Look ma, no plate!
Get the Recipe: Walking Tacos
Because holding a flashlight in one hand while digging for a brewski with the other is annoying.
Old Glass Bottles = Citronella Torches
Photography by Mike Faulkner
Make This: DIY Glass Bottle Citronella Torches
Dryer lint + toilet paper roll = kindling. Simple as that.