These tent camping hacks are something that all campers, no matter new or old, need to know!
Camping outdoors can be an experience of a lifetime that you will not forget. While most prefer to camp in a camper or RV, I prefer to pitch a tent. There are millions of people all around the world that prefer a good ol’ tent. Tent camping is the truest form of camping out there. I have some awesome tent camping hacks below you will want to know this summer. Sit back and let the sun shine down and enjoy the good ol’ outdoors with a tent and some gear.
In the elements, no air, no power, nothing…And while tent camping isn’t exactly hard, it isn’t for everyone either. Nothing beats a good camping hack, and I have plenty listed below. Head over and see the camping trip food items you will want to pack with you!
Tent Camping Hacks You’ll Be Thankful to Know
1. Don’t forget the stakes
Trust in the fact that you’ll need something to hold that tent down if you happen to camp during a storm. And if you do forget the stakes to hold your tent in place, find something/anything to hold down the straps on the four corners of your tent. A great hack is to walk around and find heavy logs or rocks and have them on the corners as they could be a good alternative when that wind starts to blow.
2. Always, always, always bring a tarp
Not only does a tarp work well under the tent to keep you and your body off the elements of the ground, but it’s also a good idea to put over the top of your tent if it starts raining as well just in case you may have holes or something else going on that you are unaware of. And if you happen to have multiple tarps, having one right in front of your tent door is great too to have shoes and other items on as well to now be tracking grass and dirt into your tent each and every time that you go in and out.
3. It is fun to plan ahead!
Planning ahead may not sound like fun, but with a camping planner it can be fun to be walked through the preparation process. The worst thing is forgetting something. Promise. Been there. Done that. One trip we literally forgot the toilet paper!! Never again! The $7 spent on the Camping planner is well worth it!! Your sanity is worth it!!
4. Save those egg cartons
Who knew that there were so many uses for egg cartons when camping? It’s a great way to pack eggs of course…but they also rock for holding paint for your kids and their craft projects or can work as good firestarters as well. (if they are made from paper, not the styrofoam or plastic kind) There also a fun way to store “finds” if your little ones like to treasure hunt when camping. Pretty rocks, pennies…anything little will fit nice and neat and perfectly in one of the egg carton holders.
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5. Freeze your water before you leave
Fill up a few plastic water jugs or bottles and freeze them a few days prior to your camping trip. The day of, take them out and with you on your camping journey. They will start to slowly thaw which will help to give you nice, cold water for a longer time than any other option! It’s a great way to get some great sips of cold, refreshing water.
6. Don’t rely on your Boy Scout or Girl Scout Skills
Be prepared. Pack multiple lights, firestarters and any other items that you think you may need to use more than once. While you may have trained for many scenarios and feel prepared, something out of the ordinary could absolutely happen and you need to be prepared for those types of changes.
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7. Pack plenty of tinfoil.
If you plan on cooking any type of food over the fire, tinfoil will be your best friend. Not only does it do a great job of keeping the food from getting burnt, but it’s also light and easy to pack as well. Plan ahead and pack a lot because you can cook veggies, meat, and most other items right inside the tinfoil with ease.
8. Pack those wet wipes
Wet wipes are one of the amazing inventions that work well in most situations. When camping, wet wipes can clean up anything, wipe down anything, be used to give a quick bath of your own body, or also as a great alternative to use rather than toilet paper. Plus, if it’s super hot, they can be used to wipe that sweat away quickly and easily without leaving any type of residue.
9. Don’t forget the portable toilet
Did you know that sometimes, you may run into a campground or area that doesn’t even have a bathroom? When that happens, you need to be prepared! You can easily use a bucket system or head to the store and find a portable travel toilet that you can take with you on your trip.
10. Always bring extra bug spray
If you think that one bottle is enough, think again. Those bugs love to go camping too and are certain to join in on the fun! If you have room to bring several different types of bug spray and tick repellents, do so! This is one item that you really don’t want to skimp on!
When it comes to tent camping, be prepared! Choose wisely what you want to pack, and then pack a bit extra for this “worst-case” scenarios. Follow a few of these tent camping hacks above and you’ll find that you may be the type of person who absolutely loves to tent camp! The great thing about tent camping? It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s also super affordable!
Do you enjoy camping in a tent or an RV?
Do you have any tent camping hacks to share?