Camping on a dime: can it be done? Not literally, but I can help you make it as inexpensive as possible!
It’s Summertime, that means countless plans and excursions, and you will probably go camping at least once. So let’s start with the basics: you’ll need a tent (if you don’t already have one.) A quick and easy pop-up tent goes for around $119, or you can spend a little less for a traditional tent at $69. Admit it, putting up a tent is the best part of camping! (not)
So now that you have the most basic component, shelter, you need to start thinking about food. In my most recent Pinterest hunt, I came across a list of camping hacks, courtesy of Buzzfeed.com that would impress anyone. Here are the ones I found the most thrifty and downright genius:
- Jiffy Pop on the campfire – a cheap and easy snack
- Scrambled eggs in an empty beer can, over the fire (experiment from last year that turned out surprisingly well!)
- Milk jugs filled with water and salt to use as ice blocks – prevents your cartons from getting soggy when the ice melts!
- Scramble your eggs before the trip to save time. This will give you more room in the cooler and you won’t have to buy over-priced eggs at the corner store when yours break from rummaging through the cooler.
- Foil pack your meals: it cooks so easily and deliciously wrapped in foil over the fire, and foil costs very little. It will serve as a nice break from hamburgers every night!
- Save your toilet paper (and your hard earned cash) by storing it in a plastic casing. Morning dew doesn’t stand a chance at ruining a whole roll.
- Use an old laundry soap jug (the one with the push spout) filled with water as a hand washing station. You will avoid using water bottles to wash your hands, and better yet, you can fill up the jug from the water station or the river.
- Create a DIY glow light with a glow stick and a mason jar!
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