Set up your camp on soft ground
It’s really uncomfortable to walk on rocks, branches or even roots when you’re traveling in your tent, so to enjoy the joy of sleeping under the stars without spending the longest night of your life, or you break your back, it’s easy to remedy the situation and give your feet a little softness by setting up your tent in a foam-filled space. You can place your floor mats on it.
With this brilliant idea, you can experience the joys of camping with maximum comfort!
Don’t forget your belt
To avoid ending up with dirty pots and pans lying around on the ground, all you have to do is tie your belt around a tree; to which you insert a few hooks to hang your kitchen utensils, a very practical and ingenious trick, you had to think about it!
Save your corks for your fire
Ditch the classic fire starters you buy at the supermarket.
There is an economical and ecological trick to light your fire quickly. It is enough to use corks which will make efficient and free firelighters.
It’s a very simple, effective and economical trick!
Take cheese but hard
For cheese lovers, remember to bring Cantal, Gruyère and Parmesan for your camping holidays, these hard cheeses have the advantage of keeping for at least 1 week without a refrigerator. Same for the Babybel which will delight the whole family for gourmet and well-deserved snacks after a day at the bivouac!
We still thought of the diehards of the camembert box, you can melt it over the campfire in a wooden box, as a fondue.
Bring back products that cook quickly
Notice to all the smart ones who have piled packets of pasta in their motorhome or their backpacks, hey, it’s not really the idea of the century for cooking while camping!
In this case, we forget the pasta, and we turn to other alternatives that cook faster such as polenta, quinoa or semolina. Polenta is particularly versatile because it can be cooked into patties and pan-fried for a sweet or savory meal.
Store frozen water bottles in a cooler
The cooler is the essential accessory to keep your food cool when you go on a mop. And to lower the temperature of your cooler one more level, place a can of ice water in it, previously kept in the freezer. The cooler will be cooler and you will have plenty of fresh water.
Thanks to this trick, you can also freeze them for later use: pasta sauces, peppers, pesto, in fact everything that can be kept in a jar.
Create light by putting a lamp on a can of water
A flashlight is very practical, but it doesn’t give much light. To obtain a more diffuse lighting than a light beam, you can transform your water canister into ambient light; to do this, simply attach a headlamp against the filled water canister to diffuse a soft 360 degree light. Take care to direct the light towards the inside of the bottle.
You’ll be amazed that your new lantern will light up your whole tent, very handy whether you’re looking for something inside the tent to clean the picnic table or starting a campfire, thanks to this improvised lamp, your night becomes much easier and more serene.
Put rosemary on your embers
Nothing like a good marinade for a fragrant seasoning, with this idea, you will find the delicious taste of your favorite grilled meats and vegetables even while camping, so to save time you just have to place fresh rosemary sprigs directly on gray charcoal and voila!
Don’t forget your tick repellent
If you go camping or hiking, you must be prepared for all eventualities and some inconveniences such as bites from small animals such as ticks! Yes, these insects do not only attack animals, so if you want to enjoy the moment without suffering from these unpleasant critters, consider bringing a repellent to keep them away.
You can also concoct a very simple homemade repellent; in a spray bottle, prepare a mixture of essential oil of tea tree and water (1 part essential oil for 2 parts water), shake before spraying it on the bottom of the pants, the shoes and the socks. Result, we obtain a natural repellent simple, fast and effective against ticks, to you the naps suspended in the hammock well in the shade!
Put your spices in Tic Tac boxes
The famous little boxes of Tic-Tac are excellent for efficiently packing spices. Each box contains 2 tablespoons / 30ml of spices: just the right amount for a camping trip or to prepare a specific recipe.
So before going camping, gather all these small utility boxes to transport spices or any other consumable food in small quantities. A real space saver with these tiny formats.
Single doses of toothpaste or ointment
A great tip for brushing your teeth even in the middle of the bush! We make single doses of toothpaste, cream or antibiotic ointment, practical for trips and weekends camping.
Just cut the straws into several small pieces that make the doses, then close the ends of this miniature container by bringing them close to the heat of a flame or just using tape for the solid elements in this case.
Bring a double sleeping bag
To avoid dying of cold in the tent, which could make hiking quite difficult, and that would be a real shame, consider investing in a sleeping bag designed for two people.
You won’t regret it, because thanks to this tip, you’ll sleep warm with a few extra degrees of heat, and you’ll be in top shape to explore the mountains, yes the mountains win you over!
portable coffee filters
If you are one of those people who cannot give up the sacrosanct morning coffee even in the middle of a camping session, you can prepare small pockets of coffee using filters and dental floss. With this clever trick, you will be able to calculate the exact amount you need and it will also take up much less space.
Let it infuse for a few minutes and taste its small pods like at home, what else!
Learn about poisonous plants
You don’t need to be very competent in herbalism, but as a safety measure, you still need to have some notions and above all remember them well, concerning the poisonous and toxic plants that you risk encountering when you return to nature, so if you opt for the United States, Canada or South America for example, beware of these herbs such as “Western sumac, climbing sumac or even poison ivy”.
You have been warned!
Make one-time-use soap sheets with soap and a vegetable peeler
A practical solution also here for fans of traditional soap, it is also possible to reduce its size thanks to a very ingenious trick. Take your soap and use a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife to compartmentalize it into thin strips of soap that are easily transportable.
Store them in one bag and grab one before you shower or just wash your hands.
A fire starter with a carton of eggs
If you’ve always dreamed of being able to light a fire in the middle of nature in less than a minute but without ever succeeding, then this tip is for you!
To light your fire, you will just have to take an empty cardboard egg box and provide yourself with pieces of coal that you will slip inside the box, then you close the cardboard box that you put directly in the fire and , Oh joy the fire was lit in less than a minute, successful bet!
Start a fire with chips
If you can’t get a fire started, you may not have the right fuels on hand. Indeed, according to camping experts (and Franck Dubosc!), crisps would be very effective for starting a campfire.
To do this, just pour half a large bag under the logs and you’re done! So, the good excuse to nibble the whole pack of Doritos!
Photo credits: The Star
Keep mosquitoes away with sage in the fire
To drive away the nasty mosquitoes whose vocation is to camp in tents with us and spoil our lazy moments at the same time, we can remedy this problem without taking out the insecticide bomb.
Indeed, it turns out that these critters do not like sage too much; just burn it in our campfire, and hop no more unwanted visitors and as a bonus the sage diffuses a good scent! If despite your efforts and this effective weapon, a mosquito has managed to bite you, apply a little stick to reduce the itching.
Firestarter: make make-up remover discs with wax
Make-up remover discs that are coated with wax or Vaseline are a very effective and practical way to light a fire, and moreover it is a real space saver.
Don’t forget the microfibers
Bring a microfiber cloth. They are very absorbent and light. When camping, the objective is to be as lightly loaded as possible. To do this, replace your thick cotton towels with microfiber towels. More absorbent and above all much thinner, just roll them well so that they take up a minimum of space in your bag.