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Hello young grasshopper. Today’s lesson includes our 6 best car camping hacks ever! Watch the vid below or scroll down further to become a car camping ninja!
- Pack Like A Tetris Master Using Totes And Drawers – Head to your local store with the measurements of your car and find containers that fit the space. Choose totes that are see through, that way you always know what’s inside and can avoid digging through them. Don’t allow anything to be loose, especially the little things. We love the white drawer system shown above the best because we can put small items like headlamps, sunscreen, lighters and utensils in it. These totes make for easy tidy storage when you get home as well.
- Pack Lightweight Items In A Rooftop Carrier – Sleeping bags, pads, a tent and camp chairs are a good option for this space. For us it makes a world of difference freeing up space on the interior of the van and allowing us to bring our dogs along with us when we want. Shown above is the SportRack Horizon Large Roof Rack Cargo Box. It fits gobs and gobs of gear including up to 4 snowboards. There are other sizes available too and they’re all on sale now!
- Attach A Screen To The Window Of The Car – If you’re sleeping in your vehicle while camping then you’ll want to get a screen for your window to keep the bugs out and to keep the air circulating. Nobody likes a stuffy stinky car to sleep in. We found an awesome product called Skeeter Beeter. It’s simply a fabric screen with magnets sewn into the outer edges that attach to your car. All you DIYers may want to make a project of this.
- Bring Camp Games. Our kids love bringing their lacrosse sticks, blowgun and our Kubb Set (the best lawn game ever invented).
- Make Your Own Camping Pillows – I don’t like my kids taking their pillows from home on camping trips. So I took an old sleeping bag that got MELTED (yikes go read that post here) and sewed mini packable pillows out of what was salvageable. I don’t mind if they get dirty and they stuff into our sleeping bags nicely.
- Have A Designated Kitchen Area – Avoid having cookwear and food items strewn across your camp by designating a kitchen area with a portable table and camp stove. We just started using the Coleman FyreSergeant HyperFlame 3-in-1 Propane Camp Stove . The luxury of car camping is you can have 2 burners! We can feed our family so much faster compared to our little tiny backpacking stove. (watch our vid for a closer look).
There you have it! Our 6 camping hacks that every car camping ninja needs to know.
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