10 Camping Hacks to save time and money

I love to camp (on the mainland BC) and although it is nearly summer – I have some great tips for your next camping trip to save time and money.

1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.

Foam-Floor-Tiles-for-Tents

Source: http://alittlecampy.com/foam-flooring-for-tents-an-idea-for-camping-families/

2. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

Source: http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Style-Crescent-Rolls/

3. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.

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Source: http://skruben.blogspot.ca/2012/07/repurposed-tictac-boxes-for-travel.html

4. Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

Source: http://www.scjohnson.com/en/family/family-economics/11-03-28/Individual-Coffee-Bags.aspx

5. Instant coffee for caffeine fix!

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/140456082099553431/

6. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.

Source:  http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/10/homemade-shake-and-pour-pancake-mix.html

7. Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.

8. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

top-10-foods-family-camping

Source: http://www.campingblogger.net/camp-cooking/top-10-foods-for-family-camping.html

9. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

cinnabuns-orange

Source: http://www.trulysimple.com/2010/06/orange-rolls-cooked-orange/

10. Make campfire cones

campfire cone

Source: http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/05/campfire-cones.htmlhttp://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius

Have a fun and safe summer!

Any other good camping hacks?

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.

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