Growing up, I learned a lot from my old man but nothing beats these 25 camping tips. Use these to make your next trip a little more enjoyable.

Camping Tips and Hacks I Learned From My “Old Man”

My dad taught me some few camping tips and hacks that made our lives easier back then, and to this day, I apply what I learned in my hunting excursions and camping trips with my family. Now, I know there are a lot of modern equipment and camping gear that already make our camping trips a lot easier, but they can never make it easier compared to these hacks.

For example, what happens when I forget my matches? What happens when I forget to bring anti-itch creams?

I used to think of other ways to create fire, or how to keep away pesky mosquitoes. These camping tips, as primitive as they may be, still work and I am glad I learned them from my father.

Camping Tip #1: Burn Sage to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Sage herbs | Top Camping Tips I Learned From My Old Man

You don’t want to have the company of mosquitoes on your camping trip. The best way to keep them away is by burning sages in your campsite because it is a natural mosquito repellent.

Avoid pesky bites and annoying buzzes but more so, avoid them so you can’t have possible diseases.

Camping Tip #2: Learn to Distinguish Poisonous Plants

Learn to tell which plants are poisonous in order to avoid getting in contact with them. One common example of poisonous plants often encountered when camping is the poison ivy.

Poison ivy can cause bad itching, irritation, and sometimes even painful rashes.

Camping Tip #3: Use Doritos as Tinder for your Fire

Ready for an interesting camping checklist? A bag of Doritos can really keep your fire going and strong because this snack pack is flammable.

Read the label at the back because it might just reveal its secret to you. It’s such a waste to just use Doritos for fire, and I’m not advocating the burning of plastic, but when SHTF, this might come in handy.