Testing these camping hacks was fun! Some of the ideas were more helpful than others, though. Read on to find out which were which.
Yes, you can roast Starburst - but I wouldn’t bother. It gets warm and gooey and tastes like warm gooey Starburst - but then it loses that nice creamy texture which I think is the best thing about Starburst. I won’t do this again.
Pasta is a camping standby, but it is possible to eat too much pasta!
Prepackaged mixes are convenient and tasty. I even found gluten-free couscous!
If you have the time and the inclination, you can can be more economical and package your own.
I tried cooking brownies in an orange shell this summer.
If that had been a roaring success, I would have tried the cinnabuns - but it wasn’t, so I didn’t.
Scooping out the orange was more work than we’d expected, and the finished product was edible but not delicious.
If you’re searching for a fun project, go ahead and try this - but if you’re just looking for tasty brownies or cinnamon buns, stop at the bakery on your way to the campground!
I don’t use trail-marking tape when I hike - and I don’t know anyone who does - but I guess this is a good idea for those of you who do. Regular plastic marking tape stays put for a long, long time, and doesn't look very nice in a forest.
Now that I think more about it, if you are using the tape to help you find your way out of the bush, why not just remove it from the trees on your way past?
I love scavenger hunts! When my kids were smaller, we did tons of scavenger hunts. I wish I'd thought of writing the names of the items on the collecting bag! That's a good idea.
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Would you like to read the entire series? Here's where it starts.
The Camping Family's home page is a great place to begin when you are planning a camping trip.