25 Genius Camping Hacks

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Summer time is truly a time for family time. Going camping as a kid is such a wonderful experience. It is that whole being one with nature and getting to sleep outside that is a true treat for kiddos.

If you are one that plans a family camping trip during the summer you know being prepared is a must. After all there is really a lot that goes into getting everything packed up and the commute. Whether you are glamping or camping in a tent the whole process can go super smooth with these 25 genius camping hacks!


25 camping hacks

25 Camping Hacks

1. Don’t go camping without your own homemade bug spray made that will keep those bugs at bay! Crystal & Co

2. Assemble these eggs in a bottle for the easiest breakfast done in no time and no worry about broken eggs! Lifehacker

3. Be prepared with this idea to keep toilet paper dry when camping. Field & Stream

4. Make sure you keep your matches dry in a jar for easy access and storage. From Like to Love

5. Prepare breakfast ahead of time with these pancakes in a bag that you just snip the ends and done! A Mum n’ the Oven

6. Easy transport spices in empty tic tac containers. Lifehacker

7. Here is a great tip for waterproofing your shoes just in case you run into some rain or wet weather! Brit & Co

8. Create your own handwashing station that makes keeping hands clean a breeze! Making Memories With Your Kids

9. Starting a fire will be a cinch with these homemade fire starters. Dukes & Duchesses

10. Use a shoe organizer to keep everything you need with arm’s reach and nice and orderly. Starling Travel

11. Take along this soap pouch for easy use in the shower and no mess. Whimsy Love

12. Make these easy salt and pepper shakers from jars you prob have at home! The 36th Avenue

13. Take along Orajel to stop the pesky itch of mosquito bites. Camping Livez

14. If you are in the mood to build your own tent then check out this tutorial for making it easy. The Merry Thought

15. Repel mosquitoes with these survival bracelets that are really simple to make. One Good Thing By Jillee

16. Toss a few glowsticks in the cooler to make it easier to find things at night. Camping Livez

17. Make these outdoor candle stakes for some awesome lighting around your campsite. A Subtle Revelry

18. Keep those nosey bugs out of your drink by using a cupcake liner on the top. Mom 4 Real

19. You can also make these really awesome glowstick table lanterns for some colorful lighting. Creative Green Living

20. If you are in a hurry to get to the bathroom this emergency potty is a great thing to have on your campsite.Mom With a Prep

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21. Sleeping on something soft is a must so try this yoga mat idea for under your sleeping bag. Happy Money Saver

22. This briquette fire starter makes getting a fire going for cooking super easy and fast. Sew Many Ways

23. This pill bottle first aid kit is so handy it can even be carried in your pocket! Chasing Green

24. Here is some hanging storage that makes your camping experience organized. Mama Momtourage

25. Use inexpensive magazine storage for holding all of your paper goods! Organizing Made Fun

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  1. Summer is a great time to do camping. My children and hubby love camping. This is a great post of some things that we often forget. Thank you very much for sharing with us at Family Fun Friday.

  2. Great hacks that would be super helpful for anyone for camping. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

  3. Thank you for the great camping ideas as we prepare for an upcoming adventure. Love the pancake in a bag idea!

  4. I go camping with my Scouts and we use some of these techniques, particularly the spices in the TicTac containers. It’s amazing how a few simple tricks can make camping sooooo much easier.

  5. I always love to hear new camping tips and tricks! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


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