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13 awesome camping tricks to make summer even more enjoyable.

13 awesome camping tricks to make summer even more enjoyable.
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The camping season has already begun and you cannot wait until Friday to pack your camping stuff and have fun in the wild with your children !?

Do you also like good tips to make your life easier? You will love these 13 camping hacks!

PANCAKE PARTY

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When camping, we often eat toast, bacon and eggs or cereals because it's convenient! But rarely pancakes because it's a little more complicated.

Prepare the batter before leaving and put it in small baggies! Eat it on the first day of the weekend. Children will love this idea A LOT! 

MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO UNWANTED INSECTS!

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Always carry a lint roller with you when camping. Roll it all over and under the mattresses, on and inside sleeping bags and on your clothes before going to bed to make sure there are no unwanted insects.

Toothpaste

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While camping, you’ll use campsite’s showers. Rather than buying toothpaste for every member of the family, prepare individual doses. Allow them to dry for 3 to 4 days in a dust-free area and once dry, place them in small zip bags and give one to each member of the family. With water, toothpaste will get its original texture back.

Water resistant shoes

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Grab a candle and a hair dryer, you will be able to make every shoes water resistant! Just rub a white candle all over the fabric. Then use a hair dryer to melt the wax! Your shoes are now water resistant. Simple as!

BULLDOG PAPER CLIP

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Protect your razor’s blade! Everything in your luggage AND your fingers will get protected! Nice tip!

VASELINE AND COTTON BALLS  

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Roll cotton balls into vaseline! Put them all into a Zip bag! When the time comes to make a fire: throw 2 to 3 cotton balls in the fireplace! You can now light the fire like a pro! It's an excellent fire starter!

HAND WASHING STATION

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If your hands are always dirty, make yourself a homemade hand washing station!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • A bucket to recover dirty water! You can re-use the water to wash the underside of your shoes
  • A laundry detergent container, well rinsed and filled up with fresh water
  • One luggage clamp with hooks
  • Paper towel rack
  • A roll of paper towel
  • A soap dispenser 

HAVE FUN WITH THE KIDS

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Some kids are not fond of camping! It's up to you to find interesting activities for them! Here is a great way to have fun with them or let them play on their own!

Organize a TREASURE HUNT! Children will need to find:

  • A pine needle
  • A green leaf (extra points for larger leaves and/or smaller ones, you decide) 
  • A brown leaf
  • A root
  • A leaf eaten by an insect
  • A sharp stone
  • A tree bark
  • A smooth stone
  • A pine cone
  • A acorn
  • A wild flower (extra points if the child knows the name of the flower)
  • Wild berries
  • A treasure that is not on the list !? Interesting!! (here again, you decide!)
  • A tree branch found on the ground
  • A dead or a living insect
  • A bird feather
  • A can of soft drink
  • Plastic
  • A coin
  • An end of rope

BEING ORGANIZED

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A shoe holder is perfect to organize everything! It's downright awesome!

Also, a luggage clamp with hooks will allow you to hang the roll of paper towel! 

NO WORRIES - NO INSECTS

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Had to think about it! But it is absolutely brilliant! Steel cupcake pans works better here! Avoid having insects in your drinks. With this trick, your drinks will be protected!

THIS IS BRILLIANT!

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If you can’t find a tree with a low branch nearby your campsite, you can make this with a branch found on the ground. Just use a luggage clamp with hooks so you can hang the garbage bag up in the daytime!WARNING!Go carry your trash to the designated spot on the campsite before going to sleep! Raccoons climb trees!

WITH A COFFEE CONTAINER

Keep your toilet paper dry and away from insects! Place it inside a coffee container. Make a small notch in the container so you can use the toilet paper!

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