When you go camping with kids, there’s always so much gear to organise, pack up, unpack, set up! Check out these 10 super handy camping hacks for the best camping trip ever!
#1. Freeze Juice or Water
Either freeze juice cartons or gallons of water to use in your coolbox as ice packs.
I have found the tetrapak juice cartons the best because they don’t take as much room.
#2. Consider using Polenta instead of Pasta
Polenta can be bought ready-cooked, perfect for slicing and frying up in a pan or grilling over a BBQ.
Or you might like to cook couscous which is very quick to cook, it only requires some boiling water and to be left for a few minutes to steam cook, instead of having to wait for pasta or potatoes.
#3. Portable Campfire or BBQ Starter
This is a great idea from Sewmanyways to fill a cardboard (not styrofoam) egg carton with ready to light charcoal to boost up your campfire or bbq quickly and easily plus the egg box is easy to transport.
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#4. Pack a Mini First Aid Kit in a Prescription Bottle
Chasinggreen.org has this good suggestion, to reuse a prescription bottle as a mini First Aid Kit for camping.
Pop in some plasters/bandaids, a couple of folded alcohol pads, a miniature tube of antiseptic cream and a couple of cotton balls.
#5. Use a Tin To Keep your Toilet Paper Dry and Clean
#6. Hang up pots with a belt and hooks
Use a belt and hooks to hang pots and utensils off a tree or pole when camping.
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#7. Use Foam Floor Tiles for the Tent Floor
Buy sets of foam interlocking floor tiles to put down on the tent floor, they will add a bit of padding to sleep on top of.
#8. Use a Shoe Organiser for Cooking Bits
Hang a Shoe Organiser to put all the cutlery and bits for the kitchen at your cooking space.
Fold it up when you are packing up to save having to unpack and repack it.
#9. Make a Lantern out of a Headlamp and Gallon Jug of Water
Stretch the band of a headlamp around a gallon jug of water and face the light inwards, the water will diffuse the light and shine it out again.
#10. Give the Kids Scavenger Hunts
Hand the kids scavenger hunts to have a go at while you get the camp set up, it will help keep them amused and out of your way.
Finally, we love this family camping infographic from Fix.com