Have you ever packed your camping gear away in your basement for weeks, months, or even years after a camping trip? You will undoubtedly find it all dirty and smelly the next time you intend using it. Here are couples of tips that will help keep your camp gears and campsite clean and prevent your camp gears from being all messy and smelly even after storing it for an extended period.
Pitch your Tent Dry- Campsite Clean
If you camped in a rainy or damp environment, then you must spread your tent dry afterward so that it can ultimately get dried. If you realize that there happens to be small mould of dirt on it, clean it off with a homemade cleaning solution. A cup of lemon juice, salt and gallon of warm water should also do the trick. Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned out your tent with this simple homemade solution or any camp cleaning detergent, spread it out in an open space to dry completely. This will make your tent clean and free from odor the next time you pick it up.
Camping Close to a Beach- Campsite Clean
When we go camping to a beach, we usually go along with a big container of powder which we sprinkle on a mat. This aids in removing sand from the bottom of our feet thereby preventing sand from getting into our sleeping bags. Furthermore, this also aids in preventing sand from entering your children’s scalp as well as your baby’s diaper section.
Easy Tent Cleanup
After lots of years of going camping with our tents, we always come to realize that putting a trap under it helps protect it from getting dirty. However, apart from placing a trap under the tent, setting a trap inside it keeps the floor protected and easy to clean.
Outdoor Towel Holder
Most often, we tend to go camping with a clothing hanger which we end up cutting open to place a paper towel. To ensure it doesn’t get on our way, we hang it on a tree or any rigid object that is close to our cooking or eating area.
Make use of grass mat
Place a clean grass mat at the entrance of your tent to prevent dirt from entering your tent. Ensure you dust your feet on this mat before entering your tent.
Tip to cleaning the garbage can
When camping, we sometimes make use of a hamper that pops up which we use as a garbage can. This hamper is designed with a zipper lid to prevent animals from getting in and out of it. If it gets messed up and you wish to wash it, clean it with mild soap and water after which you spread it for it to dry.
Get about five gallons of jug fill them up with water and have them all placed sideways above a picnic table. Place a dish tub under to catch the water. This will act as the kitchen sink you have at home. Place some soap close to these jars to assist you with the whole process.
Camping in Screened Shelters
To clean a screened shelter, you need a broom, buckets, mop, and a hose. Mop the shelter’s floor with a homemade solution of bleach and water, after which you hose down the inside of the tent. This consumes lots of time, but in the long run, you will be able to prevent spiders from residing in your tent.
Jug Hand Washer
Place a nail inside a jug and fill it up with water after which you tie it to a tree by its handle. Cover the jug. Whenever you intend washing your hands, remove the cap and the nail, and you will have a clean stream of water gushing out from the jug, Replace the nail once you are done as well as the cap.
Wash Your Hands with Soap
Get an old pair of hose, cut it off and place a bar of soap inside it. This will ensure you always have a clean soap handy for you to wash your hands. Have it tied around the spigot and leave it hanging. Find the tips for choosing the tent here.