We had a family campout last weekend. And as much I hate camping…I love camping.
I’m a complex woman.
So I wanted to share the fun things we did on the blog this week! Today is awesome things that I WISH I had. 20 ideas and crap to buy that will make or break your camping trip!
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first…start off with a packing checklist…so you don’t forget anything!
a lantern that doubles as a mosquito and fly zapper.
Glow in the dark tent stakes…. so nice to not trip over when stumbling to your tent in the dark!or glow in the dark rope for that matter!
Save up those tic tac containers to use for your seasoning (a weekly pill box would work too!)
Colorful fire packets!! How totally cool would these be!
Need a quick spoon?
A cooler light–yeah. this is pretty much like a duh. Don’t know how I haven’t realized I needed this before.
speaking of coolers…
throw down some cooling racks to keep it organized. (I hate digging trying to find something!)
Okay..this is crazy expensive (or at least for this cheap broad) but I had to share this bunk bed...it’s pretty freakin cool!
Those cheap shoe/pocket organizers are AMAZING! I have one in my tent AND one by my “kitchen”
I also sewed up a fun one for the kids (they each got to decorate their pocket with puff paint) and then they get to keep their water bottles, cups and if we wanted to give the kids treats or glow sticks we would stick them in there!
We always try to pack as light as possible…so this 12 in 1 tool is amazing.
- Scissors, screwdriver, magnet
- Can opener, wrench, fish scaler, nut cracker
- Jar wrench, wire stripper, wire cutter, bottle opener, knife
I do this everytime! Throw some water bottles and a few gallons of water in the freezer. Use them instead of a block of ice! When it melts you have water to drink!
The only reason I envy men…you go girl literally
or if you would rather sit down….
We are huge popcorn fans…so fresh campfire popcorn. yum.
–we own one…we fill it up in the river or lake…lay it out in the sun and heats up. Then just hang up on a tree. It’s great to rinse of kids before bed and to wash hands!
Or clean out a laundry detergent bottle for a hand washing station!
solar table light (you can buy these lights for $1.00!)
Save space in your cooler…hoard those condiment packets!
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Glow in the dark ropes are a great idea. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve tripped over at night lol
I’m an old ( or thought I was) timer camper. But , you taught this old dog some really good ideas!!! THANKS