17 Camping Hacks Every Survivalist Should Know

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When it comes to camping outdoors, just like everything else, there are constantly excellent ideas and also camping hacks that could make your trip a little bit easier or simpler. If anything, some survival hacks can make them much more fun and enjoyable. We have taken the opportunity to scour the internet for the very best and most effective hacks available and have narrowed it down to a top 17 list. So, without further ado, listed below you will find our best of the best camping hacks.

Please note, we realized that there are far more than just 17 top suggestions or hacks available. The reality is we could list over 100 hacks if we were so inclined, but really felt that we needed maintain this list brief. That said, we are open to any suggestions if you really feel that something should have made it into our list.

Camping Hacks To Make Your Next Trip A Positive Experience

1. Mac n’ cheese

There are lots of brilliant ways to make your preferred foods outdoors. Use small pie tins to pre-make individual mac and cheese portions that can be heated u over a fire later.

Mac n Cheese

2. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor

Use foam floor mats to protect feet from the gravel underneath the camping tent. This camping hack also helps insulate the floor from cold air, maintaining your mattress or sleeping pad nice and cozy during the night. Camping Hacks

3. Know which plants are good and which you should avoid

Dangerous plants are all over the place. They’re in the woods, the forests as well as the mountains. As a matter of fact, a few of them might even be in your backyard. This makes bugging out seem a bit dangerous, but it isn’t.  Just make sure you do not eat or touch any of plants and you should be ok. If you have concerns or questions pick up an edible wild plants book on amazon to learn about the do’s and don’ts.

4. Manage your medications

Nix the cumbersome bottles and just bring enough of what you might need in a day or bring a pill box to separate them. Camping Hacks

5. Point a headlamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern

This portable light is gallon of water. With the headlamp aiming right into it. Its a creative way of repurposing the light and making a soft light excellent for lighting up the outdoors or just using it to read.

Headlamp Jug of Water

6. Pack the bottom of your sleeping bag with dry clothes

If snuggling up to a bottle of warm water goes against your better judgement, try some dry clothing. They will soak up any type of moisture in the bottom of your sleeping bag and also keep your feet very warm and cozy.

7. Dry your shoes with crumpled clothes

Don’t make a fuss over wet shoes. Remove your insoles and stuff a completely dry shirt or some newspaper in your boots overnight to dry them out. Camping Hacks

8. Protect your toilet paper

Save a coffee can or a large plastic coffee canister to take with you. It’s the ideal size for a roll of toilet paper, and with the lid on the roll it will stay dry.  Nothing will ruin your trip more than damp toilet paper.

9. Natural insect repellent

In some cases, commercial mosquito and bug repellents are no adequate enough.
There are just those insects that are too stubborn. Get mother nature to assist you in order to get rid of all the aggravating insects. Camping Hacks

10. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.

Get a couple of straws and cut them into pieces.  You fill them with antibiotic ointment and seal them by burning the ends.  Make sure you put enough ointment for individual uses.


11. Candle wax makes great zipper lubricant

Keep your zippers zippy by applying a little bit of candle wax from a very un-lit candle.

12. Use an empty bottle of detergent as a hand washing station

create a sink station by filling up an empty laundry detergent container with water as well as placing a bucket below to catch any runoff water. Camping Hacks

13. Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder

Matches will stay dry in a reusable plastic container; a swatch of sandpaper makes a reliable striking pad.

14. Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans

Hang a belt around a tree and put some hooks on it that will allow you to hang pots and pans. Camping Hacks

15. Bring a solar charger

Keep your gadgets juiced up by bringing portable solar panels with you.  While you won’t be using your devices much you do want to have juice in them in case of an emergency.

Best Solar Charger

16. Keep everything organized

You’re managing a lot of stuff when you go camping. Numerous little items like boots, gloves, socks that are just laying around. Its really simple to lose things. having a well thought-out system of where you will put stuff once you’re inside the camping tent will mean you won’t run the risk of losing things.

17. Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin

You can put anything you want in your first-aid kit as long as it fits without damaging any of the other components. The bigger your pill bottle, the more stuff you can put in your first aid kit. While it’s not a full-fledged bug-out bag, what you put in your pill bottle can help you in a dire emergency.  Know the basics you and your family will need and fill up your first aid kit with the necessary items. Camping Hacks

Can you think of any other camping hacks we missed?  Let us know in the comment section below.