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5 Camping Tips And Hacks

Campsite reservations opened up in BC this season to such an enthusiastic crowd the Discover Camping website all but crashed.  The campgrounds are opening with new guidelines for public safety and while it’s easy to stay isolated on your campsite, you need to be more prepared when sharing the public showers and restrooms.  We’re sharing 5 camping tips and hacks to make your experience safer and more enjoyable.

1. Don’t Forget Wipes

Wipes are must haves on any camping trip.  Our Biodegradable Disinfecting Wipes are perfect for keeping your camp kitchen clean, and for trips to the washrooms.

2. Hand Sanitizer is Multi-Purpose

Hand sanitizer is an essential. If we didn’t know all about hand-hygiene before the pandemic, we know it now.  Washing hands prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others.  While camping, it’s not always possible to wash your hands with soap and running water. Use our an Isopropyl Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide based Antiseptic Hand Cleanser after every toilet break and before eating. It can also be used as a topical antiseptic for scrapes and small cuts.  In a pinch you can even use it as a fire starter.

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3. Put Together a Survival Kit

Some of the things in your kit: duct tape, tie wraps in a few sizes, a life straw, a first aid kit, extra batteries, waterproof matches, seam sealer, fabric repair tape, zipper repair kit, extra shoelaces, several meters each of paracord and baling wire.

4. Line your pack with a trash bag

A trash bag will keep the contents of your pack dry in case of an unexpected downpour.  Here in BC, much of our camping and hiking is in a temperate rainforest, so we need to always be prepared for wet.

5. Bring Sage Bundles to Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, when you’re fixing your morning coffee and preparing your evening meal, so light up a sage bundle and wave the smoke around to help repel them.  Dark clothing (especially dark blue) attracts mosquitoes, so consider your that when you’re buying your hiking and camping technical clothing.  While in some areas the bugs are so relentless you’ll need serious chemical weapons to battle them, there are also natural DIY essential oil blends that many people report success with.

5 camping tips and hacks

Do you have any camping tips and hacks that improved your trip?