More Modern Camping Hacks


If you enjoy camping, we hope that you were able to glean some tips from our previous post on camping hacks. At Slap Pop Chiller, we believe that enjoying a cold beverage is one of life’s privileges — especially when you’re camping — and that is why we created the best portable cooler for your canned drinks. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some more modern camping hacks that should make your next trip feel almost like a luxury vacation!

Create a Softer Tent Floor

When you camp, you accept that there will be a certain amount of discomfort because you are not at home with all of your modern conveniences. However, camping doesn’t have to be uncomfortable and unpleasant. If you have young children, then you’re probably already aware of interlocking foam floor tiles. You can purchase these as a set to create a softer play area for them, which means that they make a wonderfully soft floor inside of your tent. They are light, compact, and easy to clean.

Tin Can Sandwich Bread

It’s important to pack food that will store well and not need refrigeration if you plan on tent camping. Since bread is a staple in most diets, we recommend that you try making bread in a #10 can. Not only will you have healthy, homemade bread, but the can will prevent the bread from getting smashed during your packing. The #10 refers to the weight and volume the can will be able to hold — on average it will hold 109 ounces.

Tick Deterrent

You are probably already aware that ticks transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Aside from wanting to avoid the risk of catching this disease, you also want to avoid the unpleasantness that accompanies a tick bite. The good news is that it takes about 24 to 48 hours of an infected tick being attached before there is a risk of bacteria transmission. That being said, we have recipes for natural tick deterrents for both you and your pets.

Portable Spice Containers

One of the best parts of any camping trip is cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner over a campfire or charcoal pit. No matter what your preference is for the method of cooking, you should never sacrifice taste just because your spice jars are too bulky or fragile to pack for the trip. We suggest saving breath mint containers once you have used all the breath mints. They come with a built-in dispensing lid and are a nice compact shape — perfect for saving space!

Mosquito Deterrent

No matter where you camp, or even the time of year, you are likely going to deal with pesky mosquitoes. Most people tend to use some of the bug sprays available at stores to keep mosquitoes at bay. If you’re like us, however, you probably don’t like the chemicals used in the sprays, or the sticky feeling left behind. Instead, pack sage leaves to burn in the fire when you’re back at camp. Sage is a natural mosquito repellent, and it will save you from the annoying buzzing and itchy bites.

At Slap Pop Chiller, we believe that icy cold beverages are one of the best luxuries a camper can indulge in. Be sure to purchase your chillers today so that you can be ready for your next camping trip, and add them to your list of modern camping hacks.