RV Tips & Tricks: Things Every Camper Should Know

RV Tips & Tricks: Things Every Camper Should Know

May 8, 2014

By Robbie General

We all know that the outdoors has a splendor and beauty every RVer and camper seeks that only nature can provide.  That being said– it also has it’s obstacles (bugs, wind, dark, spiders, heat ect).  We have put together a list of tips & tricks to help you achieve the most efficient and peaceful camping experience possible.  Please enjoy & hopefully these help you in your RVing adventures!

Bugs & Critters

Hide unscented dryer sheets under you table cloths to keep the bees away

Fill a spray bottle 50/50 Pine-Sol & water, use it to clean tables, furniture and spray on patio to keep the flies away.

Add Sage to your campfire to keep bugs & mosquitoes away

Mix Listerine & household vinegar on the body as an organic bug spray

Spiders hate peppermint- if you do not like spiders- peppermint is your new favorite perfume

Storage Solutions

Use an old ketchup bottle for the perfect pancakes

Use old tic tac or pill containers for spices

Mix salt & water in an old milk jug – keep it in your cooler

Line drawers and shelves in cupboards to prevent your stuff from sliding around

Save condiment packages from restaurants, carryout & fast food – they take up less space & still keep a variety of choices

Use a plastic door hanging shoe rack to store shampoo, curling irons, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste & all your bathroom essentials

Campfire Tricks

Birthday candles are a cheap & effective way to start a fire especially in damp conditions

Dryer lint is great to use under the wood when starting your fire

Fritos/Corn chips make great fire starters

Other HELPFUL Tips

HOMEMADE FLASH LIGHT–Take Mountain Dew bottle (leave a little bit in the bottom) add a touch of baking soda & 3 caps of peroxide, top it with lid & shake.

Strap a head lamp to a gallon jug of water, lights up the whole area.

Use Bundt pans on stakes as water bowls for your dog- keeps them from spilling!

Don’t forget to pack a map…you never know when you cell could loose service

via RV Tips & Tricks: Things Every Camper Should Know.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on May 11, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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