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.

Crush-Proof Snacks

Camping Hacks

Camping Hacks

Keep crunchy bagged snacks safe from destruction by packing them in water bottles or other plastic containers.

Tacos in a Bag

Walking Tacos Recipes

Walking Tacos Recipes

Get the Food.com full recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/walking-tacos-35179?photo=375479

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

Glowing Cooler

Because holding a flashlight in one hand while digging for a brewski with the other is annoying.

Old Glass Bottles = Citronella Torches

Handmade Glass Bottle Tiki Torch

DIY Glass Bottle Citronella Torch

These beautiful citronella bottle torches take less than 10 minutes to make and do a great job of keeping away those pesky bugs.

Photo by: Mike Faulkner

Mike Faulkner

Fire Starter

Dryer lint + toilet paper roll = kindling. Simple as that.

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