Camping is already an exciting and wonderful activity on its own. Getting to spend time with friends and family while experiencing the beauty of nature is the perfect holiday getaway. However, this does take quite a lot of preparing and energy especially if you have kids on the trip. Sometimes it can get a little stressful. Here is a guide of life hacks to make up for the inconveniences and enhance the fun on your camping trip.
This one is especially helpful if you are tent camping. Save some extra time and hassle by cracking your eggs in a container and keeping them in a cooler until you are ready to use them in the morning. For some quick scrambled eggs, shake the jar and pour them into the pan.
Easy Fire Starter
Starting a fire can sometimes be difficult, especially with moist wood. You can bring an instant fire starter with you straight from your house. Take out the lint from your dryer and place it inside a toilet paper tube. When the time comes to start a fire, place the tube at the bottom of the wood stack and light it. You can also use hand sanitizer to start a fire instantly.
Campgrounds normally have bathrooms, but when it’s late at night, it’s much easier to use the restroom that is right next to you. Attach a toilet seat to a bucket and line it with a garbage bag. Then, add cat litter and you now have an easy access bathroom 24/7.
Have a Scavenger Hunt
This one is going to be for the kids. Sometimes they don’t appreciate nature and the outdoors, so you have to find a way to have them enjoy it. You can make a scavenger hunt for them, and tell them there’s a prize at the end for some extra motivation.
When it gets dark, you can make your very own lantern with a container or jug of water by strapping a headlamp at the bottom of it. It may not be as bright as an actual LED lantern or flashlight, but it is definitely a useful alternative.
Make a Pillow
Pillows are big and tend to take up space in your bags. You can make a pillow instantly by placing clothes or towels inside your sleeping bag sack.
Save Your Phone
If you spilled water all over your phone or dropped it in a river, place it in a bag of rice for a day or two. This one is not guaranteed, but it can work if you cross your fingers hard enough.
There will be times when you and your friends or family just need to relax by the campfire. Make this more exciting by bringing playing cards or board games. You could even come up with some on your own. This is a great way get cozy, have fun and bring everyone together.