Camping Hacks, Tips and Tricks on Frugal Coupon Living. Creative camping ideas to simplify your memorable family outdoor trip.
Camping Hacks, Tips and Tricks
Ah, the great outdoors. Whether you’re an experienced camper or a novice like me, everyone should know these great camping hacks, tips and tricks. Learn the best way to store eggs and other camping food hacks, find out how to keep that toilet paper dry, or create a DIY lantern out of a gallon jug (no cutting required!) You might love these tips for camping so much you’ll be using them at home, the beach, or even your next picnic. Enjoy all of these fun camping tips, and happy camping!
What’s fun about camping?
Even if you’re not a huge fan of the outdoors, you’ll still have fun camping! Camping is great for families because it requires teamwork. You’ll get a lot of quality time, make some great memories, and bring the whole family together. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids out of the house and give them a healthy dose of fresh air. These ideas for camping will make the whole event easier so your family can focus on having fun, not the bare necessities!
That are many things you can do when camping with the family. If looking for a list of ideas, make sure to include our Camping Games and our Camping Treasure Hunt. Both bring excitement to the campfire and create amazing memories and family traditions.
If you’re looking for great ideas for camping, make sure to check out our Overnight Camping Hacks and Tips!
Best Places to Hike in the U.S.
If you are looking for the best places to hike in the U.S., download our hiking trail bucket list and hiking journal.
Camping Survival Kit
Create your own DIY Camping Survival Kit from The Benson Street. It’s got all the necessities like hand sanitizer, duct tape, bandages, and more!
Camping Games for Kids
Keep the kids entertained with camping activities. Download these 13 Best Camping Games which include directions and a supply list (using items you likely already have!)
Camping Games for Kids Download PDF
DIY Camping Toilet
Make your own Camping Toilet with this tutorial from A Thrifty Mom. It’s not the most fun of our camping tips, but it’s definitely necessary! To me, this trick is genius. Don’t forget the plastic bags!
Rolled Camp Kitchen
Bring along all your kitchen needs in one tidy package with this Rolled Up Kitchen Guide from Today’s Creative Life. Hey, just because you’re roughing it outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t stay organized!
Camping Packing List and Meal Planner
Camping Packing List and Meal Planner Printables on Frugal Coupon Living is great for planning all your camping food hacks. Customize it to your family’s preferences!
Keep camping fun for the kids with their own Camping Journal and Logbook on Frugal Coupon Living. You can add onto this year by year!
Campfire Fire Bombs
DIY Campfire Bombs from Inspired by Family Mag will come in handy when you are ready to start the fire!
DIY Pinecone Fire Starters
You’ve got to try this Pinecone Campfire Starter Recipe from Today’s Creative Life. It’s a little more eco-friendly and a fun camping activity for the kids before you go.
Coffee Can Toilet Paper Storage
One of my favorite tips for camping: Store Toilet Paper in a Coffee Can from Life Hacker to keep it nice and dry. Genius!
Mesh Hanging Organizer Hack
In a small tent, it’s easy for things to get messy. Stay organized with this Mesh Hanging Organizer from Mama Momtourage. Such a great tip!
DIY Outdoor Candle Stakes
DIY Outdoor Candle Stakes from a Subtle Revelry is a great one of our ideas for camping. They’re like little tiki torches!
Water Jug Lantern
Forgot your lantern at home? No worries! Turn a Water Jug into a Lantern Instructables. So genius!
Hand Washing Station
We love camping tips that make sure everyone stays clean! How creative is this Hand Washing Station from Do It and How?
Frozen Water Jug Ice Hack
Instead of ice, use Frozen Water Jugs — once they melt, you’ll have cold water to drink! Idea from Camping Blogger. So smart!
DIY Snack Containers
Start saving your empty coffee creamer containers for this great camping food hack. Store your snacks in these DIY Snack Containers from Stockpiling Moms.
DIY Soap Pouch
Keep everyone clean with this DIY Soap Pouch from Whimsy Love!
DIY Plastic Bag Keeper
Looking for easy storage? Craft this DIY Plastic Bag Keeper from Curbly. This goes great with the camping toilet, and it’s super useful if you’re bringing a furry friend.
Duct Tape Hack
Looking for tips for camping that save space? Leave your bulky Duct Tape Roll at home and wrap what you’ll need around your flashlight instead. Idea from Happy Money Saver. Genius!
Camping Scavenger Hunt
Making camping fun for the kids with this Camping Scavenger Hunt from Creative Homemakers.
Tent Welcome Mat Hack
There’s little I hate more than a dirty floor, especially one you’re sleeping on! Bring a Welcome Mat to keep Dirt Out of the Tent from My Clever Nest and keep those tent floors clean.
Mason Jar Matches Hack
Store your Matches in a Mason Jar. Glue some sandpaper on top for a strike from Like to Love. This one will become one of your most reliable tips for camping!
Yoga Mat Cushion Hack
A Yoga Mat makes a great cushion for your sleeping bag from The 3 Day. Bring a thick one for maximum comfort!
Scrambled Eggs Hack
Keep the camping food hacks coming! Make Scrambled Eggs in an Old Coffee Creamer Container from Lifehacker. This is truly genius and will make breakfast for the whole family a breeze.
Cork Hack for Keys
If you’re camping near the water, place a Cork on Your Keys so they float to the top! Idea from Green Moxie. (This is also in our Beach Tips & Tricks!)
Ketchup Bottle Pancake Mix Hack
Repurpose an old Ketchup Bottle for Pancake Mix from Real Simple. It makes pouring pancakes so much easier, especially on the go. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Camping Treasure Hunt
Run your kid around the camp (ok, okay…walk) on this Camping Treasure Hunt. 20 Fun Camping Scavenger Hunt riddles to enjoy the outdoors!
Storage Bin Tub Hack
Turn a regular old Storage Bin into a Toddler Tub from Living on Latte. I have seen this used at the beach too!
DIY Shower Lanyards
Make Individual Shower Lanyards from The Pop Up Princess. I could see this as a fun gift if a large group of friends are camping together. The lanyard all keeps the loofah out of the dirt and secures everything in one place!
Camping? Take a look at these Camping in the Rain Tips. Pin to Pinterest.
Also check out these Camping Hot Dogs Recipe for the Campfire. Pin to Pinterest.
We think these Fritos Bagged Walking Tacos are delicious. Pin to Pinterest.
For dessert, enjoy these S’mores Campfire Cones. Pin to Pinterest.
Also enjoy these Camping Recipes Your Family Will Love. Pin to Pinterest.
We love these Foil Packet Meals for the Grill, Oven or Campfire. Pin to Pinterest.
Original publication April 16, 2017.
WHAT’S TRENDING? Looking for a few engaging activities? Grab Themed Minute to Win it Games – Traditional, New Year, Valentine’s Day, Easter & more! Use these fun activities in the office, classroom, or at your next party.
Last Updated on December 7, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living