There is a quote that goes “Camping is the only “vacation” where you work harder preparing meals and caring for your living space than you do in your own house.” That’s because camping indeed is a lot of work. It’s not easy living in the woods, but there are definitely plenty of ways to make things easier.

Try these genius camping hacks on your next outdoor adventure and camping will be more fun than ever!

Use a checklist

A checklist is one of the most helpful things you can use if you’re going on a camping trip. This helps ensure that you don’t forget anything important, especially the small things. Remember, a forgotten lighter or a piece of cookware can make or break your trip outdoors.

Bring an all-purpose liquid soap

There are liquid soaps available that are ideal for campers, one that is all-purpose like Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap. You can use it for hygiene as a shampoo, body wash, mouth wash and even a shaving cream and around the campsite as dish soap or laundry detergent. You’ll save space in your luggage and best of all, it’s biodegradable and chemical-free which means you won’t harm the environment.

Use microfiber towels

Microfiber towels are lightweight, more ideal for camping compared to regular towels (which are bulky and heavy, especially when wet). Even if weight is not an issue, the microfiber variety still proves to be more useful when you’re outdoors as they dry quicker. They’re a good alternative to paper towels, too!

Use block ice for your cooler

If you want to keep food colder for longer inside your cooler, use a large block of ice instead of individual cubes. Block ice will melt at a much slower pace because it has less surface area. It would also be handy to keep a small bag of ice cubes inside the cooler in case you need some to add to your drinks (this way they also won’t mix with raw food inside your cooler).

Store eggs in a bottle

Eggs are fragile which makes them hard to pack. You can solve this problem by cracking eggs into a bowl at home, pre-scramble them and pour the contents in a mason jar or a glass bottle. This way, you’ll have an easy breakfast the first morning you arrive at the campsite – takes only a couple of minutes to cook!

These genius camping hacks will make your trip outdoors easier and more enjoyable!