If you’re planning on taking a fall camping trip, you’re going to have a great time. The cool, crisp air. The beautifully vivid foliage. The affordable rates. It’s amazing.
That being said, you can always make your trip better. Here are a few cool tips and tricks that will make your next trip to the campgrounds even better.
Use foam floor tiles to make your tent floor more comfy. – If you’re planning on going tent camping, bring along some of those foam floor tiles preschools use in children’s play rooms. They’ll fit perfectly in your tent, and will make that hard, cold ground, just a little bit more comfortable to sit, and lay down on.
Throw some sage into the fire to keep bugs away. – Most of the bugs may have left with summer, but there are still some hangers-on. Luckily, you can throw a thing of sage into your campfire to keep those pesky pests away. Insects hate the fumes. Best of all, you won’t need any of that gross, chemical spray to enjoy the fire. Not to mention the fact that your campfire is going to make the your area and the other camp sites smell absolutely amazing, too.
Make a lantern with a jug of water, and a head lamp. – Using a headlamp to read works well, and all, but it’s not exactly the most comfortable thing. Plus, it doesn’t light up the tent very well — just where your head happens to be aimed. If you’d like to get a bit more light, but don’t want to buy a full powered lantern, which are pretty expensive, you can just strap that head lamp to a jug of water, facing the light inward. The whole jug will glow as the light’s reflected through the water, giving your tent enough of a night light to get what you wanted to do done.
These are just a few of the cool little things you can do to make your next fall camping trip even better. If you have any other tricks, feel free to share in the comments.