It’s a lot easier when you pack things into individual bags rather than shoving it all in to the same one. At the end of a long day you’ll be relieved to find everything where you left it rather than mixed up in one huge rucksack.
Create chocolate drop sized dots with toothpaste on a sheet of non-stick baking paper or a paper plate and let them set. Either chew them for a squeaky clean fix or dissolve with water to brush your teeth.
Kids foam flooring is perfect for the inside of a tent and creates simple and cheap comfortable flooring which connects together with ease.
Black bags can be used for a number of different purposes; to fix a tent, wear over your shoes (if you forgot wellies) and of course for keeping the campsite clean.
Put tomorrow’s clothes in the bottom of your sleeping bag so they stay warm. You’ll thank us on a crisp spring morning!
This will make it easier to open your tent or other compartments if you’re wearing gloves or you have cold hands.
Rosemary is a nice alternative to marinade/spices, place it directly on charcoal and place the meat on top for a natural coating.
It’s much easier if you plan on bringing food with you to prepare it at home. Eggs can be pre-scrambled and put in a bottle and pancake mix can be made beforehand too. Read our blog on easy meals for less than £5.
If you’re camping near water or are going on a boat trip, attach a cork to your keys and you’ll never lose them!
Forgot a pillow? No problem. Rather than using a soggy hoodie as a pillow, stuff your sleeping bag’s sack with clothes and use that instead.
Remove the insoles of your shoes and stuff a dry t-shirt or newspaper inside them overnight to dry them out quicker.
Everyone’s heard of this – but it actually works. If you’ve dropped your phone, camera or any other electrical item in water, pop it in a bag of rice for a couple of days and you should be able to save it. Just don’t turn it on directly after it’s been in the water as you’re likely to blow a fuse.
Everyone’s got one of those blue IKEA bags at home - and if not, they are 40p in-store. These are perfect for a number of uses; carrying things, sitting on the ground, a temporary shelter, to gather wood…
Bring a Frisbee with you – not only can you play Frisbee with the kids but it can double up as a makeshift plate if you run out, or you can use it to fan embers from a fire.
Not only does this give you a breeze but it will stop any pesky bugs or flies from entering your tent.
Place a headlamp facing in to a large bottle of water for a DIY, freestanding light. Tip: use a red light so you don’t blind any of your friends!
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