Planning a campout? The Miss Pursuit team knows a thing or two about the outdoors. Use these time-saving tips and camping hacks to spend more time enjoying nature and less time setting up camp. Take note of these essential tips for your next camping trip!
- Pre-cook meals and freeze them. Helps keep things cold in the cooler too.
- If you don’t mind eating scrambled eggs, crack them into a Nalgene bottle for transport.
- A dedicated pair of socks to sleep in will help dry out/keep your feet warm.
- Pack a small dustpan/broom into the tent bag to keep the tent tidy.
- Heavy-duty pie tins (not aluminum) double as plates/skillets.
- Pre-make breakfast burritos, wrap them in tinfoil, and just heat them up on the fire or grill!
- Always pack extra socks and rain gear.
- Use totes rather than suitcases or duffle bags. They pack easily and keep everything dry.
- Pre-made meals in tinfoil ready to throw on the grill/fire.
- Battery-operated/solar lights are a must, or even glow sticks.
- Pack spices in pill containers.
- Bring a rope and clothespins for a clothesline.
- A water jug or used laundry soap jug for hand washing.
- Use a headlamp as a tent light by hanging it up inside. If you have a jug of water you can wrap it around there to illuminate like a lantern.
- Tea Tree oil to keep ticks away
- Bundle of sage over the fire to keep mosquitos away (can we tell I don’t like bugs??)
- For camping with a little one, I set up a pack-n-play. I tried the little baby tents when she was younger and that didn’t go well. I also hear you can blow up a little pool and use that for a toddler bed. I might test that out this summer.
- Create a meal plan and sort all ingredients into separate small bags. Put them all into one gallon-sized bag and label it with the day you will use it.
- Keep a smaller cooler with the food you need to access easily during the day (snacks, sandwiches, etc.)
- Make Pudgy Pies!
What are your best camping hacks?
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