Camping and Hiking Hacks: Volume 1
Hiking and camping are two of the most incredible activities to implement within your personal life. It’s not just about the natural beautiful scenery, but the experience fused within the journey on which you are about to embark. Over the years many adventurists have created camping tips that have helped them make their trip more pleasant and safe. Here are ten of this months top camping and hiking hacks that you can use on your next time outdoor adventure.
I have tried many different homemade mosquito repellants but sage by far has not let me down. Burn a small amount of dried sage outside to repel mosquitoes and other insects. Add it to charcoal when starting to barbecue and it will repel insects while you eat. Burned sage has a strong smell, so it is best to start with a small amount.
You never know when you may need duct tape. It is always a must for any trip. The best way to store it is to wrap some around your water bottle. This is so much better than lugging an entire roll.
If you want to get a quick fire rolling, nothing works better than dryer lint. Instead of throwing lint away, store it in a bag for your next camping trip.
Even though almost 90% of adventurists claim they know what these look like…THEY DON’T. So in case you’re itching to find out, familiarize yourself with these three and stay away.
Tea bag and Smelly shoes
After a long hike your shoes may stink. No one likes to smell that throughout the night. Placing a teabag in your hiking boots help keep bad odors away.\n\n
Ants!! They can get all into your gear and even into your camp and ruin a trip pretty quickly. They can be so annoying. If you see any sign of ants near your camp you can pour grits around and the ants will flee. Thank you Quaker Oats.
Got an itch. Well one thing is for sure and that is that you can’t scratch it and irritate it. Rub dry deodorant over the itch area and it instantly combats the itchiness. You will also smell better.
Tic Tac containers are great for storing things in small quantities. The best thing to keep however is spice. Salt and pepper can make or break a meal, and can be easily saved in these little space savers.
How to Pack
Got an old belt that you don’t use anymore? You can bring it along on your next camping trip. Wrap it around a tree and add hooks and you’ll have a ready made rack for pots, pans, and even clothes. It is great for keeping your supplies away from animals, and off the ground.\n\n \n
By: Bobby Ikebudu