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QUICK GUIDE TO KEEPING YOUR CAMPSITE CLEAN

We all want to take care of the environment when we are outdoors enjoying the best nature Australia has to offer. At the same time, keeping your campsite clean will have a big impact on the way you feel while you are relaxing and enjoying yourself. There is nothing quite like a clean and tidy campsite.

Now that we all agree on keeping a campsite clean should be a top priority, here are some simple hacks to doing just that.

GET OUT YOUR RUBBISH AND RECYCLING BAGS

As soon as you start setting up your campsite and as soon as everyone starts unpacking their gear, you will start creating rubbish. The easy way to avoid this is set up your rubbish and recycling bags right away. Yep, setting up rubbish bags and recycling bags is the first thing you do when you set up a campsite and the last thing you take with you.

WELCOME MAT FOR YOUR TENT

Welcome mats have a purpose at home. They are not there to welcome, they are there so anyone and everyone can brush of their shoes or have somewhere to sit when they take them off. Decide your purpose and set a rug or mat down at the entrance of your tent. You’ll just love that clean tent floor, we guarantee it.

CAMPING KITCHEN WITH STORAGE

Everyone hangs around the kitchen whether it is at home or by the campsite. Even if you do have a campfire, there is no doubt you will love the convenience and cleanliness of a portable cooker and especially a portable cooker and camping table with storage. These items make for a great investment and give you a place to focus your cooking and keeping your campsite clean. Modern camp cooking storage is a great way to keep your camp’s kitchen area tidy and clean.

PAPER TOWEL HOLDER

Paper towels have more than a hundred uses when you are camping but are useless if they roll off or fly off into the dirt. A wire coat hanger cut on one corner makes for a great paper towel roll holder with a built-in hook.

SOAP THAT DOESN’T SLIP

This is one of the most basic camping hacks that anyone who wants to keep their campsite and themselves clean while outdoors. Use a stocking or even a thin sock to keep your soap in the right place whether you are using it or not.

PLASTIC BINS FOR CLOTHING

When everything is packed to leave, you are impressed with how much clothing you’ve managed to compact into each bag. It’s only when you start getting it out and wonder what to do with it do you start making a mess. Plastic bins are great for storing dirty clothing and allow you to keep the inside of your tent tidy.

ALL-PURPOSE SHOE ORGANISERS

Shoe-organisers designed to hang in a wardrobe are excellent for keeping your kitchen area or the inside of your tent extremely tidy and organised. Let’s face it, we are stuck for space in a tent and something like this can really make the difference.

CAMPING FURNITURE

Camping chairs and other camping furniture don’t just give you a really comfortable place to sit and eat, they help you preserve the environment by providing a place to sit and eat without disturbing rocks or logs.

CONTAIN YOUR CLOTHES WASHING

Setting up your own washing machine that doesn’t make a mess when you are camping is easy. Get one of those plastic bins/buckets with a lid and a cap. Paint is now supplied in these containers because the screw-on cap makes it much easier to pour paint. These buckets are perfect for making a hand-powered washing machine. Use a plunger with the handle poking from the inside out of the pouring hole before closing the screw-on lid. Pushing and pulling on the plunger will give you a powerful washing action to clean the dirtiest of clothes without getting water everywhere and creating mud that gets dragged everywhere around your campsite.

 


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Jackson Williams
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Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.