A classic summertime activity like camping is one of the best ways to spend some quality time with your family members. It brings a lot of happiness to the family and helps you create some amazing outdoor memories.
Even though it might sound like a “fun thing to do” during summer, it takes plenty of time and energy to plan for it. And if the entire “planning responsibility” is under your shadow, then you have to be extra careful.
Camping can at times become a lot to handle. And at that time, other than knowing the “normal camping hacks”, you may have to come up with some weird ideas to overcome such situations. If you haven’t understood what it means, here are a few weird ideas that you can actually follow and that works tremendously. Take a look –
1. Use Natural Insect Repellent
Camping outside means there is going to be insects everywhere. And that is something really irritating. And trust us when we say this, but sometimes, the commercial bug and mosquito repellents are not enough. What can you do? Well, try and find sage herbs around you and burn them when mosquitos bother you during the nights. Even better if you carry them from home.
2. Create Your Own DIY Toilet Paper Dispenser
The call of nature can happen during any time of the day. And you simply cannot stop it. However, it is always important to be ready for such events – keep a DIY toilet paper dispenser handy with you. Create your own dispensers with the help of some old plastic buckets with lids. Ensure that it should be light enough to carry and should be durable.
3. A Bathtub in the Wild
Jump into the river nearby when you are feeling like taking a bath. Or – dig yourself into a nice pit and then line it with a groundsheet – and hey presto! There is your bathtub! Fill in the bathtub with a hot water – and pour yourself some wine or whiskey. Lay in the bathtub and enjoy the beautiful stars listening to Bob Marley. Perfection – isn’t it?
4. Make Your Own Camping Lantern
Try and skip the store brought lanterns for a change and go DIY with your camping lantern. All you need is a glass bottle, old t-shirt and a can. These are quite handy and you also don’t have to worry about any damages. Also, you get to have some fun while doing it – accept it.
5. An Outdoor Toiletry Kit
Most of the times an outdoor toiletry kit becomes highly essential. And when you are outside and away from your home you may require something that can be helpful for your toiletry needs. Try and make some DIY outdoor toiletry kits for your camping days. Pack things for your oral hygiene, body hygiene, hair and facial hygiene. These are some essential things that you should not miss out on at any cost.
These are some weird and yet very crucial camping hacks that you should follow in order to make sure that your camping experience is a great one.