5 Tent Camping Hacks
Are you ready to take your tent camping game to the next level? While you probably already have the know-how to tackle some of the common challenges that the average tent camper succumbs to, these lesser-known hacks will make you seem like a survival pro in front of your friends and family.
Get ready to impress your fellow campers with your insider knowledge and truly become one with nature! The following tips are guaranteed to improve your tent camping prowess. Make sure to read all the way to the end, as we’ve also included one bonus tip for our adventurous friends. Let’s jump right in!
1. Solve Your Moisture Problems
If you’ve ever struggled with keeping your tent dry through the night, we’ve got the solution for you. First, to reduce moisture buildup, leave a small opening in the rainfly or vestibule area to allow air circulation. This helps prevent overnight condensation. Next, strategically place small containers of uncooked rice around your tent. These will absorb a large amount of moisture from the air, keeping your tent dry. Then of course, you’ll also want to make sure your tent is either shielded from the direct ground by either sitting setting it up on a tarp, or some sort of raised platform.
2. Stay Warm
If camping in cold weather, you can insulate the inside of your tent by hanging up emergency space blankets in your tent like wallpaper. These blankets are amazing at trapping heat and can dramatically increase the temperatures in your small enclosed space. You can purchase these blankets quite cheaply online. Make sure to buy them in bulk as you’ll need quite a few of them to fully line the inside of your tent.
3. Light Up the Room
Don’t have a full-sized lantern? No problem, bring along a gallon jug of water, and simply strap your small headlamp to the jug. If you point the light source directly at the container, the lamp will light up the jug with a warm glow that will provide as much light as any store-bought lantern! Try this if you need a larger lighting source than a simple head lamp. This DIY solution is perfect for lighting up a tent without producing the harsh directed light beam that a headlamp produces by itself.
4. Create an Outdoor Kitchen
Need a place to hang things? Perhaps you’d like to hang your cookware, such as pots and pans? Find a medium-sized tree, then, using a belt, wrap the tree and tighten the belt as tight as you can. Then take a few hooks, these can be as small as fishing hooks, or just your average, run of the mill, metal S-hooks, and hang them on the belt. From these hooks you can now create a DIY kitchen rack, from which you can hang all of your pots and pans.
5. Glow Up
Another handy pro-tip for tent campers is to bring along a pack of glow sticks to use to light up your tent for safety reasons and to provide some general ambiance. Simply purchase a pack of glow sticks at any party supply store and crack them to ignite their glow. These glow sticks should have a hand hook on the end that will allow you to hang them from the zippers of your tent. This will help you locate the zippers in the middle of the night. It will also help other campers locate your tent so they don’t accidentally bump into it in the night. Not to mention the fact that it looks cool!
(Bonus Tip!) Bring Your Own Fire Pit
Having the right tools in the wild can make all the difference. Bringing your own, portable fire pit can make it easy to get a fire going and to make sure it’s adequately contained. Find a reliable portable fire pit and pack it with the rest of your gear before going tent camping.
These insider pro tips offer a wealth of knowledge to enhance your tent camping adventures. By incorporating these lesser-known hacks, you'll be better prepared to overcome challenges and make the most of your time in the great outdoors. So, make sure you give at least one of these a try!
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