25 Must Haves for your Camping Adventure under $25

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Here are some summer-time gadgets to make for an Awesome Camping Trip. I am ALL about creating experiences which will make lasting memories.

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Camping, Where You Spend A Small Fortune To Live Like The Homeless – Wood Sign

This is a Must Have list aka things I want to beautify my cozy cabin! This list is an afforadble list- generally under $25… so you will not find a tent here. However, who needs a tent when the back of a truck bed will do. < Yeah, that’s going on my Bucketlist 😍

MUST HAVES- TENT EQUIPMENT: I love new camping gizmos that can help make the experience more delightful. As simple as light, a cute rug or a warm chic blanket these create an overall gleeful trip.

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2 Pack E-TRENDS Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb
Happy Camper Camping Door Mat
Cotton Checked Throw

MUST HAVES- HIKING GEAR:  Survival is the name of the game when venturing out on a hike. Whether it is a mild stretch or scaling a mountainside, you should always be well prepared.  


Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Sage, 1-Liter

Venture Pal Ultralight Lightweight Backpack Daypack

Women Wide Head Wrap Seamless Bandana MultiFunction 6PCS

Camping Water Filter

Tactical Survival Bracelet [2 pack]
MUST HAVES -FISHING TACKLE:

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Fishing Tackle Lures

Booms Fishing Multi Function Fishing Plier

Flex Fillet 5pc Fishing Cutlery Set

Daiwa D-Shock 2-Piece Rod and Reel Combo

MUST HAVES -KITCHEN GADGETS: I love to cook over the open campfire flame. The sweet smokey flavor that absorbs into the freshly cooked food is one of my favorite camping experiences.  I love to create delicious, easy to cook, camping recipes. But let me save you from one of my horrible camping whoopsies….. I forgot the spatula. Ughhhh…. However with a piece of cardboard, tinfoil & a knife, I created my own handy-dandy spatula for our kitchen needs. It did work…. but I am sure if I had a kit with all of my utensils it would have not been forgotten.

Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer Travel Set

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I am obsessed with this Enamel Tableware Set. Not only with the blue color, but the style is perfect. It just screams “Take Me Camping” & this 4 Person set is UNDER $20!

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My morning is not complete without my hot coffee off the morning fire. These mugs can withstand the heat & keeps my coffee warm.

YaeKoo 4-Pack Mugs -Outdoor Travel Cups

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Some of the metal grills that are over the firepits are sub-par…. & tinfoil doesn’t always do the trick to help cook your food. For a clean, effortless meal, the Camp Griddle is my go too. Trust me, Bacon + tinfoil = mini grease fire & burnt bacon 😦

Coghlan’s Two Burner Non-Stick Camp Griddle

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This is our first year with this Egg Holder & I am beyond stoked in so many ways. In the past, the eggs never seem to stay cool, because we try to place them at the top of the cooler. And then later in our camping adventures, eventually the egg carton becomes soaked from the cooler which turns into a mess.  Egg Holder- Please do not fail us this summer.

Coghlan’s Egg Holder, 12 Eggs

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MUST HAVES- FUN & ACTIVITIES: Remember that you want to create everlasting memories. Camping is a freedom from electronics & the social world. It should be a connection with your family/friends & making fun in the present moment. We always bring games with us- such as Uno, Yahztzee, a pack of Playing Cards &  I always bring a game that has a twist- like Bean-Boozled or Doritos Roulette. These always seem to be a hit & great for any age. Reaching into a mystery bag trying to determine the flavor, creates a lot of suspense & laughter for everyone.

 Jelly Belly 4th Edition Beanboozled Jelly Beans Spinner Gift Box, 3.5 oz

Doritos Roulette Tangy Cheese & Hot Chilli 180g

Mattell Original UNO Card Game

Yahtzee Game

Bicycle Playing Card Deck, 2-Pack

MUST HAVES- FOR THE FUR BABIES: Sometimes our Furry little friends get to go on trips with us as well. Be sure to bring plenty of food & water for them.

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Fast and Easy Portable Dog Water Bottle

Collapsible Travel Pet Bowl 2 Pack by Dog-Gone Dish

Pawaboo Dog Backpack

 

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Once S’More a Happy Ending

Spread S’More Love around the campfire this summer, with some tasty, gooey treats!

I have searched high & low for different methods of preparing this all time “campfire favorite” & I have created a list for you to enjoy.

🔥 Campfire S’mores

  1. S’more Cones- fill ice cream cones with small marshmallows & chocolate chips.  www.frugallivingcoupon.com
  2. Cook marshmallows over campfire and mix in with chocolate & teddy graham’s. Great for the kiddos.  www.agirlandagluegun.com
  3. S’more Banana Boats  www.craftyrecipes.com
  4. If you don’t have all of the ingredients-substitute  www.foodnetwork.com


🔥 Pre-packed S’mores

  1. S’mores Muddy Buddy Mix  www.lmld.org 
  2. S’mores Snack Mix  www.lmld.org
  3. S’more Pops  www.snackworks.com
  4. No Bake Bars  www.turnipintheoven.com
  5. Rice Krispie Treats  www.yummyhealthyeasy.com
  6. S’more Popcorn.  http://www.bombshellbling.com


🔥 S’more Tips

  1. Insert Chocolate chips inton marshmallows http://www.smartschoolhouse.com
  2. Pack a to-go container with graham crackers, chocolate & marshmallows for an easy s’more kit  www.poshhome.info
  3. Create a burning log to have a small burning fire perfect for roasting.  

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    Over the Open Flames – Campfire Food

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    When Camping, Food should be easily prepared & effortless. You are camping to get away, relax & enjoy nature. Nobody wants to put tedious time into making a home cooked meal. So let’s make cooking over the open flame simple. :]

    I have seen plentyyyyyy of Pinterest posts on Campfire Food ideas & one that repeats itself it Campfire Cheese Fries. Yes, this sounds like an excellent idea. Gooey Cheesey French Fries, but Of Course! One problem… It is way easier said than done.  Sorry folks but it has been an absolute fail on this one. The recipe calls for frozen fries wrapped in tinfoil smothered in cheese & Cook for approx 10-15mins. The outcome…. starched wet noodle like fries covered in cheese or half-cooked fries with burnt cheese. Maybe the fire wasn’t quite right, but that is the way the cookie crumbles.

    So, I have created a list of effortless, simple & delicious Campfire Foods for your next camping expedition.

    Start your day out right with a hearty breakfast. Juice boxes are easy to pack in the cooler & come in a variety of flavors, Apple, Orange or Grape. Enjoy your coffee too. (Boil some water til hot, add a few tablespoons of instant coffee & powdered creamer. With both being dry goods, no wasted cooler space) It just wouldn’t be breakfast without the bacon. Throw some slabs on! Bring a frying pan & eggs will be finished in no time. & for Toast, line the grill with tinfoil & place the bread right on the flame. Under 5 mins, & your toast is golden brown. Fruit will get your day going on the right path & always remember H2O.

    BREAKFAST– Bacon, Eggs, Bread, Juice (Apple, Orange, Grape) Fruit, & Coffee

    LUNCH– Sandwiches, Hotdogs, Grilled Cheese

    DINNER– Burgers, Ribs, Fish, Shishkabobs

    fullrackRIBS?!? What is this girl made of Money?!? 

    Actually I found an amazing deal at the local grocery & couldn’t pass it up. Two Full Racks for $15 & they threw in a BBQ Sauce. They were the easiest, most tender, best rack of Ribs I’ve ever tried. They adhered some of the smoke flavor, & because they were already pre-cooked, it was only a matter of minutes until they were done. So indulge a little, especially if it’s a great bargain.