These awesome camping hacks will improve your outdoor experience and make life easier on your next camping trip.
After all, George "Nessmuck" Sears was right when he said, "We're not out here to rough it. We're out here to smooth it."
1. The Portable Porta Potty
All you need to make this nifty stool is a milk crate, a five gallon bucket, and a toilet seat. Never lean against a tree again.
2. Truck Bed Motel
Put a cap on your pickup, install a mattress and sleep in comfort.
3. Store Your Spice
Reused and labeled tic-tac containers are perfect for storing spices. This awesome camping hack will ensure that you and your crew eat well.
4. Hang Those Pots
A belt and some wire hooks fixed to a tree make a great pot holder at camp.
5. Rake in Some S'mores
A lawn rake is the perfect tool for roasting hot dogs or making s'mores for a crowd. Just make sure it is clean.
6. The Tailgate Toilet
This toilet seat attaches to the tow hitch of your truck. Unless you are leaving immediately, I suggest adding a bucket to this set up.
7. Make a Tote Tub for Your Kids
Plastic totes are great for hauling your camping gear. After you unpack them they are also great for cleaning those dirty little devils up.
8. DIY Firestarters
Fill toilet paper tubes with dryer lint to make a lightweight, free, and effective firestarter.
9. Light Up the Night
Strap a headlamp to a gallon jug of water to fill your tent with light.
10. Cool Your Camp Down
Use bungie cords to suspend a box fan from your easy up and enjoy the cooling breeze.
11. Make Your Own Candles
Fill an Altoids tin or some bottle caps with wax and wicks to make some easy and cheap candles. Add some citronella and keep bugs at bay.
12. Start a Fire with Doritos
No kindling? No problem. A handful of Doritos will get that fire going in no time.
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