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3 Quick and Easy Texas Camping Hacks You Can Put to Use Now

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With more of Texas getting outdoors to experience social distancing in the vicinity of their own backyards, there are some cool tips and tricks to keep your family happy and safe in their time together. Whether you’re taking them out into the wilderness or simply pitching a tent on your own property, these camping hacks can make life easier and more enjoyable.

1. Tea Tree Oil Tick Repellant

3 Quick and Easy Texas Camping Hacks You Can Put to Use Now

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Getting outside in Texas means communing with the deer and rabbits, but also the ticks. These creatures can turn your time in the great wide-open into a miserable experience after just one bite. Luckily tea tree oil is a natural tick repellent. When it’s properly diluted, it makes for an easy tick solution without the use of chemicals. A bonus is that it can be applied to common skin ailments and irritations. Ensure that the tea tree oil you purchase for this use is therapeutic grade as opposed to perfume grade. It’s one of the easiest camping hacks you’ll be able to make use of.

2. Sage Insect Repellent

3 Quick and Easy Texas Camping Hacks You Can Put to Use Now

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Among pests here in Texas, insects can bother us to a degree whereby it’s necessary to go back in the house. Thankfully sage is a useful plant as an insect repellent and works well as one of our easy camping hacks. Recognized for its natural ability to repel mosquitos in particular, a sage bundle placed on a campfire will produce smoke that sends them packing. Sage can be found in limestone soils that are well-drained, as well as in hills and slopes in North Texas and sunny prairies down through to Mexico. If you don’t want to look for it in its natural habitat, you can also plan ahead and stock up at a local garden store or herb market.

3. Medicine Bottle Storage

3 Quick and Easy Texas Camping Hacks You Can Put to Use Now

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Among the tools and tricks we use from our household items that make an outdoor experience more rewarding, the use of a medicine bottle as storage makes perfect sense. As far as camping hacks go, these little bottles are compact, and we generally throw them away after use, but they make a great storage vessel for small amounts of supplies. They’re perfect for such things as matches, small items you want to keep for fire starter, and even money. While medicine bottles aren’t generally waterproof, they have been known to be dunked underwater or left out in the rain without allowing their contents to get wet.