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Camping is a blast, but like most things, the preparation and packing is not as much fun. Space and portability should be prioritized and that isn't always easy when you're packing for days spent in the woods. To make this daunting task a little less daunting, we have compiled this list of hacks for you to reflect on when packing for your next camping trip!
1. Ketchup Bottle for Pancake Batter
Next time you finish off a bottle of ketchup, ditch the trashcan and instead clean it up for your next camping trip! Mix up some pancake batter and funnel it into Mr. Heinz for a no-mess, ready-to-cook pancake breakfast in the woods. The locking container also allows you to place it right inside your cooler!
2. Pill Organizer for Storing Spices
Packing along your most popular spices is a real pain, but you should still be able to enjoy well-seasoned food while away from home. Invest in a cheap pill organizer like the one shown and fill each section with whatever spices you would like. This solution makes both packing and food prep easy!
3. Cooling Racks inside Your Cooler
This hack not only keeps your dry foods dry, but also allows your cooler to stay neat and organized. Simply place your ice, drinks, etc. at the bottom of your cooler and place some cooling racks on top. Place bread, sandwich meat, condiments or whatever else you may want to keep dry on top of the racks.
4. Mini First-Aid Kit in Prescription Bottle
First-aid kits are a priority to pack while camping, but sometimes you don’t need to pack along a great big plastic box. Rummage through your medicine cabinet and you’re sure to find an empty prescription bottle. Fill it with a few band-aids and a tiny tube of antiseptic, and you’re good to go!
5. Vegetable Peeled Soap
The portability of a soap bar is definitely a nuisance. Packing up soggy soap at the end of a trip is a slippery job and usually not worth the hassle. Instead of dealing with the wet, slimy mess or wasting a bar of soap, get out your veggie peeler and slice up some soap leaves prior to leaving. This method allows you to only pack the amount of soap that you are sure to use and keep the rest back at home.
Have a hack that we haven't thought of yet? Let us know!