Top Ten Camping Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Who doesn’t love the family camping trip or going camping with your friends? A chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply relax for a bit. But not everyone can prepare for everything when planning to spend the night outdoors. And that’s when life hacks like these top ten camping tricks can come in handy. 

For the record we are looking for specific hacks or things you would not normally use in the camping environment, used in different ways to help you have the best experience possible.

Get your sleeping bag and tent ready because we are about to check out the top ten camping tricks that will blow your mind.

10. Easy Flap Jacks

Getting things started on our top ten camping tricks list, is this handy method of making pancakes outdoors. Take pancake mix in one container and shortening and dry milk in the other to make pancake mix easy with no need to refrigerate.



9. No Mess Showering

Take a vegetable peeler and a bar of soap and make one use soap chips that you can take with you to shower. No need for messy bags or saving one huge bar of soap.



Rubbing the soap on a mosquito bite can lessen itching as well.

8. Best Part of Waking up??

Take an empty coffee can and modify it to hold your toilet paper. Cut a slit in the side of the plastic can so you can pull the paper out and tear easily.


7. Coffee bags on the go 

Take coffee filters and ground coffee beans and tie them into little bags. Use dental floss or plain string and tie up no mess-one use coffee bags on the go.


6. Tic Tac Boxes as your spice rack


5. Mountain Dew lantern

Rounding out our halfway point on the top ten camping tricks that will blow your mind, is our Mountain Dew lantern. Take a 1 liter bottle of Mountain Dew and take a small sip or pour just a bit out of the bottle. Mix in baking soda with peroxide for your own portable disposable lantern.


4. You need a bigger lantern?

Take a head lamp and point the light inward towards the water to make yourself a heavy duty lantern for large areas or reading. 


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3. Single Use anything

Take scissors and cut small sections of straw out and then pack them with whatever lotions or ointments you may need. 
Neosporin, anti itch creams, lotion or antibiotics made simple, easy and on the go.

2. Use children’s tiles to make the floor softer

Children’s tiles will add a nice cushioned padding under your sleeping bag or air mattress, giving you a solid comfortable night’s sleep.



Something you’ll need when camping outdoors.

1. Kindling in any weather

Taking the top spot in our Top Ten Camping tricks that will blow your mind, is the use of Doritos as kindling. The greasy chips will light up quickly and burn very strongly, giving you a good base to build a campfire.

What do you think about our Top Ten Camping Tricks? Have any camping tricks you would like to share? Leave us a comment and let us know!