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11+ Clever Camping Hacks To Make The Great Outdoors Even Better

Now that campgrounds are starting to open up to the public, you might be starting to plan a trip or two. I don't blame you. Escaping the city life is definitely the right idea right now.

But if you do go camping you need to be well prepared. Right? No worries, I've got you covered there. Follow these hacks and you're good to go.

1. Organize Your Car Like A Pro

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A good camping trip starts off with a properly organized car. Don't you think? You can implement a container system like this one and never look for items again. Wow, I'm so impressed with this.

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2. Use A Hanging Organizer

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Speaking of organization, that doesn't stop once you arrive at your destination. No, that's just the beginning. Now you can keep all the things you need tidy by placing them in a hanging organizer like this one.

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3. Make S'More Nachos

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Who's a fan of making S'mores while camping? OMG, I just love them. A camping trip wouldn't be the same without them. Right? But I gotta admit I've never seen them done like this before. Amazing.

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4. Protect Your Water From Getting Hot

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Somebody on Reddit had a great tip for keeping your water cool while camping. Measure and cut Reflectix to fit around a five-gallon water jug to prevent it from getting hot. Nice one.

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5. Make Your Own Ambient Light

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If you didn't bring a lantern, it's easy to create your own ambient light. Just attach a headlamp to a big water jug and voilà. Doesn't that look so sophisticated and cool? Ha, ha!

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6. Use A Yoga Bag For Your Towels

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If you have one of those yoga bags that comes with a pocket on the side, bring it along with you. It's the perfect item to use as a towel hanger in the shower.

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7. Treat Yourself In Style

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If you're not a S'mores lover don't worry. There are other treats you can make while camping. How about a cinnamon roll instead? Well, now you're talking. I never would have thought of it and I love it.

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8. Organize Your Medicine

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When you go camping unexpected things can happen. Like somebody getting sick all of a sudden and needing medicine. With this organization hack, you'll be prepared for it. Now you can just relax and enjoy yourself.

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9. Store Utensils In A Coffee Tin

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No need to bring multiple Tupperware full of all your utensils. All you need is a large coffee tin like this one and a cardboard separator. Isn't this the most interesting idea? Oh, yes.

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10. Bring Eggs In A Water Bottle

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Never worry about cracking those eggs while in transit. There's a better way to bring them along. I can't believe I haven't thought of this idea before. What kind of foodie am I?

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11. Use "S" Hooks To Hang Your Stuff

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Isn't this an absolutely brilliant way to hang up stuff in your tent? I think so. Who knew "S" hooks could be so handy while camping. Eh? You better pack them up before you forget. Hee, hee.

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12. Set Up A Cleaning Station

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How neat is this cleaning station? I absolutely love this idea. I especially dig how they attached the paper towel roll to the jug. That is such a genius idea. I gotta implement this.

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13. Use A Twin Fitted Sheet As A Tablecloth

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Why use tablecloths on those picnic tables when all they're going to do is blow off? Instead, just put a fitted twin sheet around it and voilà. It will definitely stay put.

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Wow, I gotta say, I haven't thought of some of these camping hacks before.

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Now I'm getting a little bit more excited about the possibility of going camping soon. And I can't wait to implement these tips and rock our next trip.

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