5 Creative Camping Hacks

5 Creative Camping Hacks

 

Camping is about getting away from it all: ditching the computer screen for a few days, embracing the wild and tuning into the sounds and views of nature, writes Tourism and Travel expert, Kate Gibbs.

But as more people head into the bush armed with a tent, too often now an outdoor adventure means hordes of other campers, their unwanted tunes and personal habits, as well as the obligatory bugs and the tent turning into a collapsed heap at midnight. Here are some fun practical camping hacks you can try on your next camping trip, that will make outdoor camping a breeze and you an effortlessly happy camper

 

Repel insects without smelly bug spray

Nature-deprived adults might list little critters as a major deterrent, but there's no need to adopt the them-or-us resignation. Burn a bunch of sage leaves over your campfire at night to steer the mosquitos elsewhere, and hang a bouquet of lavender and rosemary over your head through the night to tell the bugs who's boss.

Nature-deprived adults might list little critters as a major deterrent, but there's no need to adopt the them-or-us resignation. Burn a bunch of sage leaves over your campfire at night to steer the mosquitos elsewhere, and hang a bouquet of lavender and rosemary over your head through the night to tell the bugs who's boss.

Hang out in a hammock

Fellow campers can have all the inflatable chairs and fold-up loungers they like, everyone's going to wish they're sitting with you when you hang your hammock. Hammocks are the epitome of camping style, and can be propped just about anywhere there are two sturdy things. Even if a day trip with a picnic is all you can muster right now, a hammock lifts your outdoor game.

 

Location, location, location

Many are content with perching by the toilet block on the sea, one hundred other campers sweltering in their hot boxes by day and stealing all the hot shower water by night. Better to head to the actual great outdoors, closer to the stuff of nature, to secluded off-path nooks under the canopy and the stars. Search for a national park in your destination, and if you're heading to the United States the remarkable HipCamp.com resource opens up your search to private properties as well.

Many are content with perching by the toilet block on the sea, one hundred other campers sweltering in their hot boxes by day and stealing all the hot shower water by night. Better to head to the actual great outdoors, closer to the stuff of nature, to secluded off-path nooks under the canopy and the stars. Search for a national park in your destination, and if you're heading to the United States the remarkable HipCamp.com resource opens up your search to private properties as well.

Plastic containers are your friend

Keep your load light and carry charcoal in an empty egg container. But, if you forget coal altogether then camping rumour has it corn chips work well as fire starters. 

 

Source: How To Be A Happy Camper with 5 Creative Camping Hacks

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