There are many terrific spots around Dayton for camping. If your family has already enjoyed camping for their summer vacation, then adding these camping tips are going to be a big bonus. It’s the little things you do that can make all the difference. Consider adding these to your camping list:
Have Three Coolers
The best approach to your camp food is to have three coolers. One should be for perishable food, one for drinks and another one as a freezer. This is going to help keep things organized and allow your ice to last a lot longer. Your coolers should always be kept in the shade with a tarp or blanket over top. If you are camping in a national park where bears are an issue, then you might want to keep the coolers inside your car.
It might seem that filling up your coolers with a bag of ice is the best way to go when in fact that’s exactly because that is the kind of ice that melts fast. Crushed ice is good for the drink cooler but for your perishable foods, you might want to get a block of ice and pack your food around that. Another option would be to fill up an old plastic milk gallon with water and freeze that. This becomes a great ice block but also a terrific source of water once that ice melts.
Your freezer cooler should act much like your freezer at home. This works especially well on camping trips that will last longer than three days. Before leaving for your trip, freeze the meats that you’re going to use for your meals and keep them in your freezer cooler. You might want to use dry ice for your freezer cooler. Having a freezer cooler also allows you to have ice cream and other frozen desserts.
Use Your Fire
Not only will you be cooking and keeping warm with your campfire but it is a good place to dispose of food scraps. It is much better to burn your food scraps then to bury them or put them in the trash. Those are two sure fire ways to attract bugs and other unwanted guests.
Replace Old Gear
Before you go out for your first camping trip, you want to inspect your camping gear. A lot could have changed since the last time you went camping. If you need to replace your tent, tarps, cooking gear or other items, then you’ll need to make room in your garage. One appointment with Junk King Dayton can have all your old camping gear cleared out in no time at all. These professional junk haulers can also remove all the rest of your unwanted clutter from your garage and basement. How great would be to come back from your camping vacation to a home it’s free of junk?
Enjoy your time outdoors with these terrific camping hacks.