BadAss Camping Hacks


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If somebody asked us, “Are camping hacks worth the effort?” our answer would be a resounding YES!

These camping tips and tricks will make your next journey into the outdoors even more exciting and fun.

When the season calls for some time away from it all, no one else is more excited to put the preparedness or survival skills to the test, there is no better way to approach camping than with these unique and surprising hacks.

Of course the traditional Boy Scout survival skills are always welcome, but it’s also refreshing to think out of the box sometimes. No camping trip is perfect, however hard you try. That’s one of the charms of the experience but it’s always a good thing to be prepared.

Check out these camping hacks that we have pulled from our previous posts plus some new ones. Just remember, the great outdoors does not belong to you. The plants and animals have as much right to it as you do. Let’s share and enjoy nature together. 

1. Camping Lantern 

In today’s culture, if we need something, we buy it. Fortunately, improvisational skills can be learned and thanks to the vastness of today’s resources, it’s never been easier. Books on the topic of Survival abound, but the real boon lies on the World Wide Web. A Google search for “survival tactics” yields 10,600,000 results! The following improvised lantern how-to was actually passed on to me by a friend some years ago. Read more

2. Silicone Drinking Cups 

These break-proof cups are campsite friendly as they are easy to use, wash, and transport. See more 

3. Soap Pouch 

Make this out of a wash cloth and a bar of soap for convenient campsite scrubbing. Continue reading 

4. Cowboy Bed Roll 

The basic idea of a cowboy roll is a sleeping pad and a sleeping bag all rolled up in a big piece of canvas. This makes sleeping on the ground, under the stars comfortable, warm, and weather resistant. The canvas is a waxed canvas that is not waterproof, but if dew falls that night, you will not get soaked. So the canvas should be a little more than twice as wide as your sleeping pad and a little more than twice as long. Read more 

5. Outdoor Toiletry Kit 

Too often situations occur when a properly packed outdoor toiletry kit is truly needed.  These times mostly occur when we’re outdoors, far away from the comfort of home or during desperate scenarios commonly labeled as emergencies.  In short, everybody knows of that uncomfortable and vulnerable feeling of having to use an unfamiliar latrine or simply having to go outside.  Fortunately though there is a way to beat such a terrible dilemma by keeping properly prepared outdoor toiletry kits in the car, at home, and even with various outdoor gear in case such an emergency arises. See more 

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