MacGyver-style Camping Hacks

As the saying goes, camping means “roughing it” – but how rough it actually has to be is up to you. Read on for 10 camping hacks that would even impress MacGyver.

Camping hacks

1) Toilet Paper Carrier

Camping hacks

Keep your TP grime-free by using an empty coffee can and some string to carry it around with you.

2) Instant Coffee

Camping hacks

Use the coffee from your new toilet paper carrier to make instant coffee pods. Put one scoop into a coffee filter, tie with floss, and enjoy a freshly brewed cup in minutes.

3) Laundry Detergent Hand-Washing Station

Camping hacks

Wash out an empty laundry detergent dispenser, fill it with water, and keep soap and a towel handy for when you need to wash up.

4) Pots and Pans Hanger

Camping hacks

Strap an old belt to a tree, and use hooks to hang up your pots and pans.

5) Egg Carton Fire Starter

Camping hacks

Don’t lug the whole bag of coal over to your fire like a noob – use an egg carton to get those flames going.

6) Waterproof Matches

Camping hacks

Give your matches a coat of shellac, and they’ll still light even when damp.

7) Glow Stick Lanterns

Camping hacks

What’s cheaper than a flashlight and doesn’t need batteries? A glass jar with a glow stick in it.

8) Charcoal BBQ

Camping hacks

All you need is a tin can, some foil, charcoal and a grilling rack to roast your dogs.

9) Rake Hot Dog Roaster

Camping hacks

If moderation is just not your thing, cook 15 dogs at once with a rake roaster (after you hose off the leaves).

10) iPhone Speakers

Camping hacks

No fancy transportable speakers required in the great outdoors — all you need is a ceramic cup that fits your iPhone and it’ll amplify the sound.