WE’VE ENTERED THE AGE where ‘glamping’ is a thing. Glamor camping, for those who mercifully had not heard about it till now, is a type of outing where one sleeps less under a tent and more in a fully appointed home that just happens to be under a canvas roof.
Though the glamping trend feels a bit too much like the One Percent’s approach to the outdoors, glampers do have a point: This is the 21st century, and there’s no reason we need to treat camping like we’re still cavemen. Here are some camping hacks to make your trip less chaotic and, hopefully, more enjoyable.
Keep your Toilet Paper Dry and easy to Access.
A super easy hack that can keep your toilet paper from being crushed and keep it from getting wet if you accidentally drop stuff in the water or if it starts to rain. Just take a round plastic tub, pop the toilet paper in, and cut a slit in the side to run the paper out of.
Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.
You’d be surprised how much light it provides. They actually use old soda bottles as solar light bulbs in some parts of the world.
Put the rosemary right on the coals for flavoursome meat.
Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.
Sage Is a natural mosquito repellant.
Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away. Alternatively you can also buy the natural sage oils from the pharmacy and saturate a small cloth with it, to be placed inside your tent
Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.
Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.
Seriously, guys, you can cook virtually anything in foil. Try it.