16 Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier
Hack your camping trips with these clever ideas, tips, and tricks. These fun camping ideas take your outdoor adventures to the next level. Plus: discover storage ideas for camping equipment you’ll wish you’d been using all along.
Slip-Free Drink Holders
Fishing Rod Organizer
Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the foam noodle, spacing them 4 in. apart. Line up the pool noodle on the wall so that at least two of the slits sit over studs. Pull those slits apart, slide in a fender washer, and screw the noodle to the wall with 2-in. screws. Then screw the PVC pipe to the wall beneath it at a comfortable height and insert your fishing rods. Look Ma, no more tangles!
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Swiss Army ‘Tinker’
PVC Knife Holders
Backwoods Repair Gear
Of course, the kit varies depending on the trip, but here are a few items I often carry. Some are pretty obvious, like duct tape, paracord, zip ties and a multi-tool. But the others aren’t: A piece of aluminum tube that can slide over a broken tent pole can be a trip saver. A lightweight magnifier will actually allow you to see what you’re doing when you make small repairs.
And thin wire is one of the most useful items you can carry. Wrap it, twist it, ‘sew’ with it…. It’s strong, heat proof and doesn’t stretch. I’ve used it dozens of times, for fixing everything from my boot to a canoe.’
Pizza to Go
Rechargeable Lantern on the Go
Beer Can Chicken Accessories
Figure 9 also works great on rope used for pitching tents and holding down tarps. The small tie secures 50-lb. loads. The large tie secures 150 lbs.
The Grabbit Tool Co. has a cool system for dealing with all these headaches. The EZ Grabbit Tarp Tie Down lets you splice together enough tarps to build a circus tent or just cover a big woodpile. Because these tie-downs can grab a tarp anywhere, you can keep on using a tarp even after the grommets have torn out. Another style, the Dog Bone, lets you attach a tarp to a structure for example, to make a lean-to or to weatherproof after a roof tear-off. Available at hardware stores and home centers.