41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner
Make pizza in your pie iron with biscuit dough.
Line your pie iron with foil for easy clean up.
You can go from grilled cheese to apple pie pocket with practically no clean up.
Wrapping your meat in cabbage leaves will keep it from getting burnt to a crisp.
The cabbage is dense and moist enough to create the perfect nonstick barrier. No more accidental charred-to-a-crisp meals!
A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box.
Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.
Kids can make an adorable and easy keepsake bracelet out of duct tape.
They can stick things on, like tiny pebbles, flowers, or leaves, and create a souvenir from their nature walk. Just make sure the sticky side is on the outside.
Here’s an awesome s’mores hack your kids will love:
Stovetop popcorn (like Jiffy Pop) can be made over a campfire.
They’re so easy to transport, and kids will be amazed when the foil begins to expand. Just be careful, as the handle will become very hot.
You can also make your own out of popcorn kernels and aluminum foil. Directions here.
Keep extra duct tape for emergencies right on your water bottle.
Make eggs and bacon in a paper bag.
It’s an easy way to make multiple breakfasts at once. Get the recipe/directions here.
Use an acorn cap to loudly whistle for help if you’re lost in the woods.
Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Or make a willow whistle.
Get the instructions here.
These compact towels can dry off two people after swimming and are dry to the touch within an hour of use.
Bailey’s dipped toasted marshmallows are a must for camping.
Toast a marshmallow over hot coals, and then dip the warm marshmallow into a cup of Bailey’s. They’re so delicious and addictive, you’ll want to make them even when you’re NOT camping.
Make flaming Jell-O marshmallow shots.
HOW COOL IS THIS. Fill the marshmallows with a Jell-o mixture and dip into rum. Get the full recipe/directions here.
Make a last-minute camping spoon with a knife and a plastic bottle.