When you’re camping with your family, you usually have to take along only the essentials. Meat, potatoes, fruits, and veggies. Thankfully, there is usually a little bit of space in the cooler for some frozen treats. But what’s this? You can add a little bit of tin foil and cook those treats over the fires for a, frankly, mouth-watering sight that will delight campers of all ages.
You’ll have to take off all the original packaging first and totally wrap the chocolatey cones in foil before sticking them in the fire to soften them. You don’t want to destroy them over the fire; of course, just thaw and get them a little gooey.
Make a Quick Camping Dessert
If you’ve had a long, hot day of hiking through the forest and seeing the incredible sights that nature has to offer, there’s nothing like sitting down to a flame-cooked meal and relaxing. Here’s a way to make something sweet and tasty without too much effort. Take some croissant dough and roll it together onto a stick.
After that, roll the dough in sugar until you get a nice coating. Once that’s done, all you have to do is hold it over the fire until it’s nice and crispy. It’s bound to smell delicious, and bound to taste just as good, especially since you’re all tired out from walking around.
Create a Mobile Hand Washing Station
Keeping your hands clean is one of the things that a lot of us have gotten really used to. Here’s a simple way to create a mobile washing station if you want to stay fresh while camping, gardening, or doing any other kind of work outside. Get an old detergent container, thoroughly wash it out, and fill it with water.
Add a couple of ounces of chlorine bleach to keep anything nasty from growing inside, and you’re ready to go. As you can see in this picture, you can easily supplement it with a bottle of hand sanitizer and some paper towels to make sure everybody is as clean as they need or want to be.
Keep Mosquitoes Away Using Sage
If there’s one thing that every outdoor explorer knows about going camping or just hitting the hiking trails for a day, it’s that there are a ton of bugs. Everywhere. The outside is just chock-a-block with bugs! There are an estimated ten QUINTILLION bugs on the planet Earth! That’s one with nineteen zeros after it. Ew.
The most dangerous of them all are mosquitoes, which can not only bite you, but they can spread dangerous diseases. It turns out that a bit of sage is a handy way to keep them away. Throw a bundle of sage on the campfire to create a smelly blaze that a lot of bugs – mosquitoes included – won’t like to investigate. Plus, it smells good to humans.
Bring Along a Little Flavor
If you like to frequent places like McDonald's or Chick-Fil-A, you probably have a little collection of condiment packets in your home somewhere. Ketchup, mustard, mayo, and relish might seem like something that won’t make a camping trip all that better, but you’d be surprised. Take along a bag of these things, and you might just become the most popular person on your next camping trip.
Cooking burgers or weenies over the fire is one thing, and they taste great, but sometimes you just need a little taste of home to make the end of the day perfect. Who would have thought that the ketchup you picked a couple of months ago getting dinner for the family would come in so handy?