Camping in August can be fun especially if your budget does not allow you to vacation in some special place. You can choose going outdoors in case you like the idea of frugal vacationing and you can certainly reduce the amount of money you spend on a camping trip using smart ideas for DIY camping gear.
From Tic Tac to Spice
Breath refreshing mint boxes are small but smartly designed. In case you have a few empty ones to spare you can use them to carry your spices for camping cooking.
Single Use Soap
In is annoying to guard the soap while camping. It often falls on the ground and gathers all kinds of debris making the washing task annoying. Instead of dealing with that go for single use soap pieces. Get an organic soap bar and peal slices using a veggie peeler. Store them in an air-tight container and you solved an annoying camping issue.
DIY Washing Station
In case you camp in a place where water is not at hand , having a smart washing station can make a lot of difference. Just fix a paper towel dispenser on a big water canister using rope. Place a soap dispenser near it and add a bucket under, to collects the used water.
Toilet Paper Holder
In many cases by accident or because of wet forest air we are no longer able to use our toilet paper because it is excessively moist. To avoid this and make your camping life easier place the toilet paper roll in a an empty coffee can with a sliced opening on the side so you can unroll the paper when you need it.
Cotton Swabs Camp Fire Starters
In case you are not an experienced camp fire starter you should not choose chemicals to start the fire. Dip some cotton swabs in some melted wax and let them dry. You can take them with you in your camping trip and use them as a base for the camping fire.
Mini First Aid Kit
Most likely you will like to go hiking when on a camping trip and taking the whole first aid kit with you will not be exactly confortable. This is why you should use a prescription drug bottle or any other similar small container to take with you some bandages and some disinfectant napkins. The same type of containers can be used to store cotton swabs or antiseptic gel.
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