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
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
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.