1. Shoo Fly
Citronella candles aren't cheap, but wild sage is abundant (and free) in many regions. Burning bundles of sage or sagebrush can help repel mosquitoes. Some people also find the smell of burning sage more pleasant than citronella.
2. Puzzle Pieces
Kneeling on the hard ground underneath your tent can be pretty uncomfortable. Grab some jig-saw foam tiles (the kind made for children's play rooms) to create a cozier living space inside your tent. The tiles are light and easy to transport. You can even cut them to fit your tent floor.
3. Glowing Idea
Finding items inside the cooler after dark can be a hassle if you forget to grab your flashlight first. Make everyone's life a little easier by tossing a glow stick inside your cooler at night for simple, hassle-free illumination.
4. Bottle It
Ice cubes can make a big mess inside your cooler. Instead, use frozen bottles of water. You won't have to worry about water saturating your food. You can also drink the water once the bottles have melted. Refreshing!
5. Baking Prep
Love fresh pancakes or Dutch oven cobbler around the campfire? Pre-measure, mix and store dry ingredients together inside a large mason jar (leaving extra room). At camp, just add your wet ingredients to the jar, stir and you're ready to cook. No mixing bowl needed.
6. Tree Hugger
First, cinch a belt around a tree (webbing belts work best). Next, hang a few large S-hooks from the belt to create an instant camp site organizer. Now you can easily hang clothing, backpacks and other essentials off the ground.
7. Go Bag
Bring along a few extra plastic grocery bags. Use these to store wet, dirty and muddy shoes. This will help keep your other gear (and your car) clean when it's time to pack up and head home.
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