GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted April
    4th, 2016


    Clever Camping Hacks


    Happy Camper Blog



    When it comes
    to ingenuity, it’s hard to beat all of those avid campers out there who
    continue to come up with clever ways to make camping more enjoyable. Here are
    a few tips you may want to try yourself:

    Convenient Caffeine

    If you just can’t start your day without a steaming cup of Joe,
    here’s an easy way to bring it along on your next camping trip: 
    make several “coffee bags” (similar to tea bags) by putting a scoop of coffee
    in a paper coffee filter and tying it up with dental floss. Just steep each
    one in hot water as you would a tea bag and enjoy!

    Camping Cookware Storage

    A Shoe-in for Storing

    Instead of constantly digging through your supplies to find that
    spatula or meat fork that you need, bring along an over-the-door plastic shoe
    organizer and hang it up at your campsite. The pockets will make it easy to
    store — and find — your cookware items.

    Simple S’Mores

    If the kids just can’t wait until that nighttime campfire to enjoy
    the taste of s’mores, here’s an easy way to keep them satisfied: Make a
    s’more snack mix by mixing together two cups of mini marshmallows, two cups
    of bear-shaped graham cracker treats and one cup of chocolate

    Make Flies Fly Away

    There’s nothing more annoying than having flies hanging around
    when you’re trying to enjoy a meal. Next time, try this: Fill a spray bottle
    with a mixture of half pine-scented all-purpose cleaner and half water, then
    spray it on your table and other surfaces. Flies apparently hate the scent of

    Keep Your Keys

    If you’re planning on going boating or participating in other
    water sports, here’s a simple way to make sure your keys don’t fall out of
    your pocket and end up at the bottom of the lake:  Attach them to a
    cork and they’ll float right to the surface.

    Water Jug Headlamp Lantern

    Light Up the Night

    For an easy way to make a lantern, fill a plastic gallon jug with
    water and then strap a headlamp around it with the light pointing in. Voila!
    Instant lantern.

    Nice Spice Storage

    Instead of bringing along all of your individual bottles of
    spices, save space by using rectangular plastic breath mint boxes to store
    them. These tiny boxes will take up very little space yet you’ll still be
    able to see which spice is inside each one.

    Garbage in, Garbage

    Here’s another space-saving idea: bring along a collapsible
    laundry basket, then place a garbage bag in it when you reach your campsite.
    It will make it easier to stash your trash.

    Cheap Tricks

    Check out the plastic storage containers at your local dollar
    store to find some compact, inexpensive (and waterproof) ways to store your
    camping staples like playing cards, first aid supplies and food