What do warm toes, dry towels and mood lighting all have in common? It’s simple things like this that can really make your camping experience all the more enjoyable. We’ve put together a roundup of six clever camping hacks to save time, save space and boost the cozy factor for rookie campers and seasoned RVers alike.
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Sage – Natural Mosquito Repellent
So you’re sitting pretty next to the campfire and all set to get your s’more game on, but those pesky mosquitoes won’t leave you alone. (True story.) Next time you’re picking up provisions at the grocery store, be sure to grab a bunch of fresh sage leaves. Toss a bunch of sage into the campfire – it’s a natural insect repellent to help keep the bugs away. (You’re welcome.)
Suction Cup Towel Hooks
Guessing that sopping wet towels and soggy swimsuits aren’t your cup of tea? We totally get it. Grab a set of removable suction cup hooks and mount them on your RV shower wall or even the exterior side of your RV at camp. You’ll think these handy little hooks are the best thing since sliced bread in no time!
Just make sure to use locking suction cup hooks to tackle windy weather or bulky beach towels.
Cargo Net on RV Ceiling
Especially when you’re on the move, you’ll want to make sure that your RV interior is clutter-free and your belongings are stowed away safely. Look up and you’ll find some convenient storage space right above your head – your RV ceiling! All you need is some good quality cargo netting to fasten safely to the ceiling above bed bunks and living space in your RV. Pillows, outerwear, boardgames, toys and other lightweight items are perfect things to place in these DIY storage compartments and declutter your home on wheels.
Got an empty (translucent) milk jug or laundry detergent bottle handy? Fill it with water, seal it, slap on a headlamp and watch the gentle glow disperse to light up your campsite. Easy-peasy mood lighting to get the camp vibes glowing (er, going).
Cooking food on an outdoor grill or over the campfire is a great way to #BringBackWildhood! Do you love that smoky flavour from wood chips when grilling food? Fresh rosemary branches on ashy, grey coals can create a rustic smoky, savoury aroma to make your grilled veggies and meat really sing! Your crew will be coming back for second helpings of this grilled goodness.
Waterproof Your Shoes
Mind your beeswax. No, really! Who knew that a little beeswax and a blowdryer can do wonders to waterproof a pair of canvas shoes? Chances are, you’re bound to encounter a little rain or puddle (or two) on your adventures in the great outdoors. Do yourself a favour and waterproof your shoes before your next trek into the wilderness. Nothing like warm (and dry!) toes to make for a happy camper!
What are your favourite camping hacks? For more DIY hacks for RV living, follow Go RVing Canada on Pinterest.