Camping Tips And Tricks – Campground Savy That Will Make Your Trip More Enjoyable

Time for camping is time for fun. With a few camping tips and tricks you will find your trip easier and therefore more pleasurable.

Pre-planning is the most important tip of all, so here are some things to consider:

  • Make lists of what meals you will be eating.
  • Eggs can be scrambled in zipper bags before you go on your trip.
  • Be sure to take adequate water with you.
  • Start your trip with long life milk that can remain unrefrigerated until you open it.
  • Pack meal ingredients together instead of spread around your equipment.
  • If you are going with other families, draw meals to see which ones you will have to prepare. This will make cooking time easier and keep one person from doing all of the work.
  • The next list is your food shopping list.
  • Sticky food in bottles will need a light coating of vegetable oil under the cap to keep it from sticking. Plastic wrap can also be used.
  • Be sure you have sturdy cookware to use.
  • Before cooking, put liquid soap on the bottom of the pan. Washing it will be a lot easier.
  • Prepare non-toxic fire starters at home. Save your dryer lint and egg crates. Stuff those egg crates full of dryer lint and when you light them with some dry wood on top and you are ready.
  • Freeze as much of your food as you can. Use it in your coolers instead of packaged ice to get your trip started. As you use the food, you can replace it with ice.
  • Save your old shower curtains. They are great to use as tarps under your tent.
  • Instead of flashlights, a headlamp will keep your hands free for night time travel to necessary places.
  • Baking soda will clear your hands of food odors and keep bears away.
  • Rubbing an orange peel on your skin will be a good bug deterrent.
  • For cold weather camping, you can cover your sleeping bag with newspaper. Sleeping naked will also keep the heat on you.
  • Waterproof your matches by either dipping in paraffin or nail polish.
  • Keep matches in old pill bottles
  • A spray of ammonia will keep animals out of your campsite.
  • Bring a “doggy” bag for your pet. Keep him surrounded by familiar smells and it may prevent him from seeking new ones.
  • Do not take a dog that does not obey basic commands.
  • Check with your campground to be sure they are pet friendly.
  • Be pet friendly yourself and bring a lot of plastic bags to scoop up dog waste. More than one campground has forbidden dogs because of neglectful owners.
  • Be sure there is room for your dog to run and play. If leashes are required, take a long one.
  • The best campsite will be one that is several hundred feet away from water and not in tall grass. Insects love both.
  • Don’t arrive after dark. Smart campers are there to meet and greet, not take what is left of the undesirable spots.
  • Have enough water with you if you are aware that the water source will be too far to frequent.
  • Following these camping tips will make your trip more enjoyable and make you a welcome guest at the campground as well.


One thing you might forget, bring a match anywhere because you might need it in an emergency. Many people have ignored this trifle on their vacation trips. Bring flameless lighter because it’s very safe and practical to carry anywhere.