GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted June 1st,


    10 Practical Camping


    Happy Camper Blog



    To help you
    celebrate National Camping Month this June, we’ve put together a collection
    of practical tips and tricks you can use to make your life a bit easier on
    your next camping trip:

    1. Bring Boredom Busters for the Kids

    On her blog Creativecapitalb.com,
    blogger Sky shares some games, activities and craft projects to keep the kids
    busy on your next camping trip. Just prepack the supplies for each activity
    in a zip-top bag, place the bags in a basket and you’re ready to

    Bring Boredom Busters for the Kids









    2. Keep Bugs Out of Your Drinks

    Let’s face it, it’s pretty annoying to find a bug floating in your
    lemonade. Mavis, who writes the blog Onehundreddollarsamonth.com offers
    a clever and creative way to keep that from happening by using a combination
    of Mason jars and colorful cupcake liners.

    Keep Bugs Out of Your Drinks







    3. Store Your Paper Products Efficiently

    A blogger named Becky who writes the blog Organizingmadefun.com came
    up with a clever dollar store solution for keeping paper plates and napkins
    organized in your RV.










    4. Stick with Duct Tape

    Duct tape has so many uses around the campsite. It comes in handy
    for making quick repairs and has other practical uses like providing an easy
    way to remove ticks from clothing. To save space when you’re packing for your
    trip, wrap strips of duct tape around your flashlights and water bottles so
    the tape will be handy whenever you need it.

    5. Make Your Campsite Glow

    Carissa, who writes the blog Creativegreenliving.com,
    has a fun idea for making table lanterns with simple supplies like glow
    sticks and glass jars.

    6. Try Edible Kindling

    Believe it or not, corn chips like Doritos or Fritos make great
    kindling (that is, if you can resist the temptation to eat them). The reason
    is that the oil used to make the chips helps get the fire

    7. Save Your Soap

    Instead of hauling a full bar of soap back and forth to the
    shower, use your vegetable peeler to make “single-use” slices.

    8. Start Your Grill in an Eggstra-Efficient Way

    Save your cardboard egg cartons and place a piece of charcoal in
    each compartment. The cardboard carton will serve as kindling to get your
    grill off to a fast start.

    9. Pre-scramble Your Eggs

    Speaking of eggs, to save space (and avoid arriving at the
    campsite with cracked eggs), pre-scramble your eggs and use a funnel to put
    them into a container like a plastic water bottle or store them in a zip-top

    10. Save Your Electronics

    When you’re packing for your next camping trip, remember to toss
    in a zip-top bag filled with uncooked rice. It will come in handy if your
    cell phone or another electronic device gets wet. If that happens, just place
    the device in the bag and the rice will absorb the excess moisture.

    Find Your Next Camping

    Use our “Find a
    feature to find a great place to go on your next
    camping trip. You can search by state, city or campground name and even
    narrow your search to find parks with the amenities and services you