From what to pack and prep before your trip to how to set up the perfect campsite, these tips for camping with kids can help your family enjoy time together with less mess, fewer struggles, and way more fun.
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Pre-make easy-to-heat meals like chilis and soups ahead of your camping trip. Kids love to roast hot dogs, but sometimes you need more options. Store prepped meals in gallon baggies or reusable containers and heat over a campfire or on a camping stove.
Plastic storage bins can double as a portable bathtub for little kids when camping. Use them to store your food and gear, but also have it on hand if your little one gets super messy and the showers are full.
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Pack single-serve personal care items. Instead of using a soggy roll of toilet paper while camping, fold up some TP in snack-size bags for individual bathroom trips. Use a similar method with soap, toothpaste, and other toiletries.
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Use outdoor rugs to keep dirt out of your tent. Having your kids take their shoes on and off when they enter the tent is a pain, but rugs around the tent and inside its entrance can reduce the amount of dirt getting dragged in.