Discover and learn camping hacks, tips and tricks to make the most of your outdoor adventures! From efficient packing and setting up camp to cooking meals in order to make the trip stress free while enjoying nature. Join radio hosts Rebecca Wanner aka ‘BEC’ and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in Outdoors & Western Lifestyle News!
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Ultimate Guide to Camping Hacks and Tips

Essential Tips for Camping

Camping can be an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with its challenges. To ensure you have the best adventure possible, here are some invaluable camping hacks and tips that we have learned. This guide covers everything from packing efficiently to being ready for unexpected circumstances in the wild.

Camping: Hacks, Tips & Tricks

Packing the right way can make or break your camping trip. Here’s how to pack and be prepared.

  • Create a Camping Checklist: A Comprehensive list of essentials.

Hack: Flashlights & Headlamps – Test batteries, then after trip remove batteries and use painters tape to tape batteries to the lights for next use to avoid corrosion.

  • Ice: How to keep food cold is always an issue. Consider bringing at least two coolers. Cooler 1 is for frozen food items such as meats. Cooler 2 is for items accessed frequently.

Hack: Freeze any prepared foods that can be frozen to act as additional “ice” to keep coolers cold longer while using less resources.

  • First Aid Kit: Always pack a first aid kit. A Must – Add to the First Aid Kit medications for an upset stomach such as diarrhea.

  • Cleaning Station: Plan to create a space for a water jug and soap to rinse off hands, dishes, etc. to improve food safety.

Hack: The SureCan Utility Portable Water Station with Spigot is a GAME CHANGER and we highly recommend it. SureCan also offers an excellent SureCan fuel can that is designed for a no-mess filling of ATVs, UTVs, lawnmowers, boats and more. This product is not a sponsor of The Bend Show, and is a product we recommend. 

  • Tent Setup: Pack along an outdoor rug for a tent or camper and implement a No Shoe policy. Will keep both areas much cleaner.

Hack: Have a plan on how to securely tie-down a tent. For example: use hand weights, paracord and have extra tent stakes as it does not take much wind to lift a tent.

Hack: Create a comfortable sleeping area by using a fan that runs off the battery of your phone with an USB cord. 

  • DIY MRE Snack Packs: Make the daily snack packs at home. Using a gallon size ziploc bag, prepare so that you bring only what you will need for that day’s activities to keep you going strong. Include foods that will not melt, have protein and can hydrate. Each person in your group should have their own MRE Snack Pack. Example of favorites: Fruit unsliced such as Apples, Oranges, protein bars, beef jerky, carrots, etc.

Camping is a fantastic way to connect with nature and unwind. By following these camping hacks and tips, you can enhance your experience, ensuring it’s safe, enjoyable, and memorable. Pack wisely, set up efficiently, cook smartly, and stay comfortable for an amazing camping adventure.



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Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca ‘BEC’ Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation.

Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country.

United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path.

Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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