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6 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Camping is always an adventure. However, there are some things that can be difficult about camping. There can be mosquitos or maybe someone forgot the matches or the spoons. Something is always bound to go wrong. Don’t worry, these camping hacks will save you whenever you’re in a jam. Knowing these hacks will help you make the most of what you have so that you’ll still have an awesome trip. Here are 6 genius camping hacks you’ll wish you thought of sooner.

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Use an Altoid Container

Altoid containers are the perfect size to fit in a pocket. They’re also perfect for storing small essential equipment. Put your matches, lighter, pocket knife, and some emergency toilet paper in your Altoid container. The container will protect these things from water or dirt. Plus the container closes nicely so that nothing falls out. 

Make the Most of Corn Chips

If you can’t find any good kindling around, use some corn chips like Fritos or Doritos. Corn chips will burn well and get your fire going. Sometimes if your surrounding area is too wet, you won’t be able to find kindling that is dry enough to start a fire. Luckily, you know that corn chips can get the job done too. 

Use Tic Tac Containers

Tic Tac containers are also great for holding small items. These are perfect for holding matches or bobby pins. They can also hold fish hooks or fishing line really well. Tic Tac containers are small and compact so they won’t take up any room in your suitcase. These little guys can be stuck anywhere. 

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Add Sage to Your Campfires​

Are there too many mosquitos around? Add sage to your campfire and the mosquitos will disappear. Mosquitos hate the smell of sage and will flee from it. Most people actually really like the smell of sage so it’s a win-win for them because the smell is great but the mosquitos hate it. You’ll be able to hear yourself think again without hearing the constant high pitched buzzing of the mosquitos. 

Pre-Scramble Your Eggs

Egg cartons take up a lot of room when you’re trying to save space. Instead of trying to fit in an entire carton of eggs, scramble them and put them inside an empty water bottle. A water bottle is a lot easier to find a spot in the cooler for instead of an entire carton of eggs. Then when you want to cook your eggs, all you need to do is pour the bottle out. You won’t have to crack any eggs and it’ll save time. 

Make Toothpaste Drops

Put little drops of toothpaste on a plate and let them dry for 2-3 days. Then sprinkle some baking soda over them and pop them off into a ziplock bag. This makes it really easy to brush your teeth on the go. Grab a drop of toothpaste and your toothbrush and you’re ready to go. Or if you forgot your toothbrush you can just grab a toothpaste drop and swish it around your mouth with some water. 

Summing Up

These camping hacks are bound to make your life just a little easier. You’ll be surprised at how much time and effort these camping hacks save. You’ll have a more successful camping trip because you’ll be prepared for all the problems that you might face. We all know that being prepared is one of the most important things when you go camping. These camping hacks will always help you be prepared for what could happen, and when you’re camping so many different things can happen. 

Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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