Camping is a great time, but it's hard to remember to pack all the essentials and stay organized in the great outdoors. In order to improve your camping experience, why not try some of these amazing camp-hacks? From easy lighting solutions to delicious camping meal ideas, we've got you covered. Warning: If you happen to find yourself within close proximity to a bear on your camping trip, there is absolutely nothing on this list that can help you - perhaps try offering it an orange peel cinnamon roll?Learning to differentiate poisonous plants will spare you a lot of grief - and a body full of itchy hives - while camping.
Do some easy cinnamon rolls.
You're obviously not going to bring a ton of cookware with you on a camping trip. Instead of a pan, use orange peels to cook your pre-made cinnamon rolls. The shape of the peel helps the roll maintain its shape.
Get creative with your light sources.
Point a head lamp at a gallon jug of water to fill your entire tent with awesome light. You can do this with multiple lamps & jugs to light your outdoor area as well.
Use Doritos or Fritos to start a campfire.
They make excellent kindling.
Use waterproof matches.
1.Dip the head end of the match into clear nail polish far enough to cover at least an eighth of an inch below the head.
2. Hold the match for a few seconds to allow the polish to dry.
If it rains, your matches won't get destroyed.
Make a DIY grill.
A tin can makes an easy grill. All you have to do is cut the can into strips, line it with foil, add charcoal, and start grilling.
Get creative with breakfast.
Pour egg whites and maple syrup over bread and cook over a fire for some delicious French toast before your morning hike.
Create a cardboard oven.
When it comes to makeshift grills, a little tin foil goes a long way. Just make sure that all of the cardboard is adequately covered in order to prevent a fire.
Piece together a centerpiece.
Planters have holes in the bottom, so they make a natural base for your lantern when you don't want to hold it.
Make all your meals in foil.
When it comes to cooking and camping, you can't fail if you use foil.
Prep some easy camping pancakes.
Plastic bags make pancake batter easy to portion out - not mention easy to store in a cooler.
Add sage to an evening campfire.
Sage is a natural bug repellent, so burning it in your campfire will keep away fleas, bees, and mosquitoes.
Make homemade bug spray.
Witch hazel, baby oil, vanilla, cloves, and a spray bottle are all you need to create a bug spray without all the chemicals.
Be ready for emergencies.
Check out these five ideas for small emergency kits that will prepare you for plenty of camping mishaps.
Make a clever toilet roll dispenser.
Keep your toilet paper close at reach and out of the dirt while camping with this handy and creative idea.
Fashion an easy campfire starter.
Charcoal and a cardboard egg holder work well to start fires - just make sure that the egg container is 100% cardboard, lest it let off some obnoxious fumes.
Shower with a lanyard caddy.
If you've got an outdoor shower - or access to one - this lanyard packed with essentials makes a great cleansing companion.
Make solar lanterns out of mason jars and solar disks.
This is a great alternative to a bulky lantern, and you can reuse the jars each time you take a camping trip.