We are getting ready to go CAMPING!!! I have some camping tips for moms to make your experience a little easier. We have been camping since our oldest daughter was nine months old. She is now 10. So, we have definitely have learned the ins ands outs of camping and I’m so excited to share them with you!
Keeping your cooler COLD
We have a pop up camper that has a refigerator that can be hard to keep cold, so we rely on coolers ALOT. One tip i have learned is to get a milk jug, fill it up with water and freeze it. This will help your cooler stay cold, and give you ice cold water to drink.
Packing your clothes
I like to have a clean slate while packing for a trip. I make sure all my laundry is done before I start packing. I want to make sure I have everything I need so I don’t start getting ready to swim and realize, “Oh NO!!!! I forgot my swimsuit!!”.
Also, another clothes related tip, YOU DONT HAVE TO FOLD ALL THOSE CLOTHES YOU JUST WASHED. I just pack as I’m folding the clothes. It saves time, trust me!
You HAVE TO HAVE A MEAL PLAN
Camping is a lot of work. You are going to be busy before the trip, packing all the stuff up and busy after the trip, cleaning it all up and putting it away. Take a huge load of stress of of yourself by planning what you are going to eat not only before you leave on your trip, but ALSO AFTER YOU GET HOME!
I have my meal plan from my meal planning on a budget membership, and I’m choosing the chicken enchiladas. Its something I can prep and get ready and then go work on some more laundry.
My meal plans also have a few recipes that take little to no time for nights like these when I’m busy and need something that I can prep and throw in the oven.
Make Ahead Meals
Pre-cook EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF! When you are meal planning for your camping trip, think about what you can make ahead of time to save some time and stress. Nobody wants to be cooking all vacation, right?
Some cook ahead ideas are:
- Slow cooker meals
- Chicken/Pasta salad
Take the Medicine Cabinet With You!
It never fails, someone will always need some type of medicine on a trip. Whether it be for a headache or sore throat or some mysterious rash, BE PREPARED! taking your own medicines is so much more cost effective because instead of buying a whole bottle for one serving, you can just take that one serving out of what you have already bought!
More Camping Tips!!!
My last tip is to just power through! I know you are tired, the whole family is tired, but power through and put everything away and get cleaned up. Trust me, it will make the days after so much smoother.
Well, I hope these camping tips for moms help you and give you some ideas on how to save time, money and sanity while packing for a camping trip!
I will talk to you guys soon!