Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.
Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.
Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.
Bring a tick deterrent.
Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.
Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.
Make crescent rolls over the campfire.
Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.
Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.
Get these seat hammocks for car camping.
Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.
Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.
Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.
Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.
You can also rub soap on mosquito bites to relieve the itchiness.
Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.
Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans.
Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.
Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.
Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.
Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.
Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.
Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.
Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.
Try roasting Starburst.
Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.
If you’re going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking tape.
Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.
Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.
Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.
Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.