Are you a camping pro or just starting out? Regardless, here are some Camping Hacks to help you make the most of your adventure!

  1. Don’t Forget the Utensils! Unless you brought all finger food, you will not want to settle in with your hot soup, or baked beans without something to eat with!

  2. Food storage, foil, baggies, etc. You may have extra food or just want to save some for a snack later, so be sure to have something to store your food in!

  3. Don’t forget the cooler! Spend a little money on a good one as well. You will want one that can keep food cold for as long as you will be camping, easily without buying ice every day!

  4. Prep your food BEFORE you get to the campsite! Peeling and dicing potatoes is a lot easier at home, on your countertops, than trying to find space and bug-free areas to do it at the campsite!

  5. Pack extra blankets! You never know when you are going to need them! Better to have too many, than to be freezing and shivering all night long!

  6. Pitching a tent? Make sure you have done it before and have all the parts needed! The last thing you want is to realize in the middle of nowhere that you have no idea how to put it up, or that you are missing tent poles!

  7. Have a shoe plan for rain! If you are outside and get caught in the rain, you don’t want to mess with your muddy wet shoes while trying to get in your tent! Have a pair of “tent shoes”, slippers will work just fine, so you can have something to wear inside your tent that is clean and dry!

  8. Make sure you bring bags to clean up your trash with! Leave the campsite looking like you were never there!

  9. Have some chair cushions? Bring them along to sit on in the tent!