10 Random Camping Ideas

family campingSure you know that you are supposed to keep food containers tightly closed in case of bears in the area and you know you are supposed to be prepared for all types of weather including tornadoes and flash floods but we have come across some very random tips and ideas that we are willing to bet you have not thought of.

  1. Take postage stamps in case you want to send postcards to friends or family members not accompanying you on the camping trip.
  2. Did you know that 80% of heat loss occurs through the head? That’s right so if you are camping in an area or season that gets chilly at night pack a wool hat to sleep in. This will keep you warmer.
  3. If you are camping with your family or a large group of people consider using a large trash can for your dirty laundry storage.
  4. Take a plethora of Ziploc bags in a multitude of sizes. You will be surprised at how many things these will come in handy for you.
  5. If you are traveling and camping with your family make sure you have a recent photo of your children with you. This photo will come in handy should your children disappear you can show other campers and even campground security the picture and the likelihood of them being found sooner than later is higher.
  6. Always have with you the following items: snacks, matches, water and a flashlight. Have these items with you even when you are hiking or biking or fishing. These items can come in very handy in a sticky situation.
  7. Never ever hike alone. Always hike with a friend.
  8. Always have a roll of duct tape with you. Another odd item that you would be surprised at how many uses duct tape has and how many sticky situations it can help you in.
  9. Did you know that baking soda can be used to deodorize many different things including your tents and sleeping bags? Baking soda can also be used to deodorize shoes and clothing items that got wet so they will not smell moldy or like mildew. Baking soda can also be used to remove stains and as an on-site cleaner.
  10. Bring a door mat from home and use it just outside your tent. This will greatly decrease the amount of dirt and other grime that you track into your tent.