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5 Frugal Camping Tips

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Camping can be an inexpensive and fun way to travel with family and friends. Here are some ways to reduce the costs and make it more enjoyable for everyone.

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Plan ahead. You won’t want to forget important supplies at home, and then be forced to buy them. Make a list of necessary things to bring on your camping trip, and don’t leave the house until everything is checked off. Click here for a family-camping checklist!

 

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Go with friends and family. The more people on the camping trip, the more people to share the cost! If you are camping in a large group, ask your friends and family to pitch in for food and supplies.

 

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Keep it simple. You don’t need state-of-the-art camping gear to enjoy yourself. Instead, you might consider re-purposing household items to use while you are enjoying the great outdoors. Click here for a list of things around your home you can re-purpose.

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Keep your firewood covered. An overnight rain shower can ruin all your wood in an instant. Keep it covered with a tarp, once the fire is put out – to save you some money and frustration.

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Use free recreational facilities. Enjoy a nearby beach, state park or even just the lake or river. A camping weekend is the perfect time to take out the kayaks, hiking boots or swimming gear!

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