Camping, the big outdoors, campfires and the food you never usually eat back in the city; it’s the best time of the year. However, things can get a little bit tricky when we are temporarily staying with Mother Nature. Here are 20 DIY camping tricks to help make your next camping trick the best one possible.
1. Using Sage As A Repellent
Put some sage in your campfire and Mosquito’s will definitely leave you alone.
2. How To Get Rid Of Ticks
Want to know how to get rid of ticks? Put liquid soap on some cotton balls, then place it on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will stop chewing eventually, and come off with the cotton ball. If the tick was sucking for a considerable amount of time then you should keep it in a container and check it later for potential Lyme disease.
3. Microfiber, Compact Towels
Microfiber towels are extremely easy to dry within an hour of using them, and easy to store.
4. Egg Yolk In A Bottle
Keep all your egg yolk in a bottle to prevent any unnecessary mess later at the campsite. Plus you won’t need to take a whisk or extra bowls.
5. Chips For Nachos
Nachos are incredibly simple to make, easy to pack, and very light. They are also really tasty.
6. Doritos For Kindling
If you still don’t know, Doritos can be used to start a fire. Be careful though.
7. Unbreakable And Compact Cups
Awesome to cups, highly recommended. Get these while you still can!
8. Tick Tack Boxes For Ingredients
Keep all your spices and cinnamon’s in a neat and compact place with tick tack boxes.
9. Stick To Secure Your Tent
Place a stick straight in the center line. This will ensure that the pressure is even throughout, which stops grommets from being ripped out.
10. Foam Noodles To Prevent Injuries
Clumsy people know how easy it is to smack your head and cause an injury. By putting a foam noodle on awning struts and other poles that can be potential hazards, you narrow down more accidents that are waiting to happen.
11. Wrap your Meat In Cabbage
This will stop your meat from burning. No, this is not a myth, it will REALLY stop it from burning. Moistness in the cabbage is the best barrier.
12. Deodorant For Itchiness
Deodorant can be used to kill off any itchiness or irritations you may have.
13. DIY Shower
You will only need a large jug and watering can! Full instructions here.
14. Toilet Paper Holder
By using a plastic coffee container, you can create a toilet paper holder. Just cut a hole in the side and place the toilet paper in the container for easy operation.
15. Prescription Bottles
Use these handy little containers to keep first aid essentials. They are amazingly useful when hiking as they don’t take up much space, they will also keep everything dry.
16. DIY Reading lamp
These are incredibly useful sitting in your tent at night, as they light up the entire tent. All you need is a gallon milk jug filled with water, and a headlamp pointing towards the water.
17. Solar-Powered Lights Are More Useful Than You Think
These neat little solar-powered lights can be placed near tent stakes and other potential hazards. This will prevent anyone from tripping over lines after dark.
18. Eggs In A Jar
Place as many eggs as you like into a jar for simple travel. They can then be placed in a cooler without you worrying about them breaking. Just take as many out as you need.
19. Amazing Pancake Hack
While you’re preparing everything for your outdoor adventure, don’t forget to try this pancake camping hack. Fill baggies with pancake batter. You will then need to tie the ends, once you are ready, cut the smaller ends to use like a piping bag. Now you are ready to cook! No mess.
20. DIY Fire Starter
Before throwing out things you don’t need, make sure you create a fire starter. Get all your old dryer lint, place it inside toiler paper tubes, and you’re done.
They just make you want to pack the car up and head off for an outdoor adventure, right? Or maybe you have an RV or a van to take on a long camping trip, either way – camping is AWESOME.
Do you have any camping hacks you’ve used before? Let us know in the comment section below.
10 thoughts on “20 DIY Tricks You Can Use While Out Camping”
Man, you have so many tips here and I didn’t know about any of them. Maybe I haven’t been camping enough? After reading these tips/tricks, I’m excited to hit the great outdoors just to use them. I mean, the eggs in a jar thing is so simple, but useful. Eggs were the last thing I would think of bringing on a camping trip, lol. Thanks for the tips man!
Hey John, I know right, there’s a lot of little tips and tricks that people can be using on camping trips to make life a lot easier but they’re hardly using them. That’s why I decided to write this article to let people know some easy ones to try out, because they’re not really that hard. Thanks for the comment!
This article is very interesting. These are some great tricks I would never have thought of, like putting eggs in a jar and strapping a headlamp to a water bottle. I’ll be referring to these in the future.
That’s good that you found these tricks useful Ange, and yes please do come back and check them out before your next outdoor adventure. Thanks for stopping by.
Wow, that’s a very helpful list. I really liked the idea about the pool noodle on the awning bar. I can’t even count how many times I’ve hit my head against that. I had no idea about the nachos too! I’ll have to try that out…cheaper than fire bricks! Any good idea on how to keep the eggs cool when you put them in the jar? Or do you just suggest eating them relatively quickly so they don’t go bad? Great post!
That’s awesome that you found this post helpful. I’d suggest that you just keep them in a cooler or refrigerator if you’re taking an RV. Thanks for the comment! Good day to you.
Hey I checked your post and it’s quite great, to be honest I’ve never go to camping, but I really want to because I think it’s an experience really great just to go out to the nature and enjoy the nature sounds and such without the sounds of the cars all day. I will take some of these tips when I go to camping.
Best reagrds. Saúl
Hi Saul, I really think you should do that. Most of Humankind has actually forgotten what it’s like to be in complete outdoors in nature. Because of the busy cities and rush hour weeks, we get too use to the fast life and never really remember how we use to survive before all of this. Go do some camping friend and tell me what you think.
My goodness! I’m in awe of this article. Most of these things seem simple and basic, but I had never thought of doing any of these. Maybe it’s because I don’t go camping often. The trick that wowed me the most was the DIY reading lamp one. Might seem like common sense, but I wouldn’t have known it if I didn’t just read it.
Thanks for this!
Haha, glad you learned something Medu! That reading lamp puts out a lot of light believe it or not, and really awesome for illuminating your tent while you tell ghost stories 🙂