When taking your RV out for a little R&R, you want to make the most of the trip, right? Well, that can all easily be detoured by a few common hassles that inevitably come about during a trip to the great outdoors. Many outdoor issues — like humid heat and torrential downpour rain — can be beaten by owning a fantastic RV. Weather hazards are nothing to someone who can just duck inside and ride out the squall. However, there are a few inconveniences that you might need to get creative with. Luckily, we have some fantastic tips to make the most of your upcoming camping trip without hassle or extra expense.
Food and Drinks Getting Submerged by Melted Ice in the Cooler
Going on a little boat trip down the river or setting up a temporary day-spot away from the luxury of your RV’s freezer? You bring along a cooler that is stocked full of food and beverages — cooled off by ice — to re-hydrate and re-charge after hours of activity. But, when you open the lid, you find that your food is sopping wet. The bags had holes in them and now you have no food. Simple fix: instead of loose ice to cool off your food, freeze some water in water bottles. That way, when it melts, it stays contained!
Need a Quick Fire?
The sun went down a little faster tonight, and you need a quick fire to start dinner and to keep your family nice and toasty. But, you don’t have time to collect kindling; and you certainly don’t want to soak it with lighter fluid and give all the food that chemical taste. Instead, try one of many great quick kindling practices. Before the trip, soak some cotton pads in paraffin wax. One, two, three — you have an awesome baseline kindling. Or, remember all that dryer lint you get in your dryer at home? Keep it and use it for kindling as well. You can even use common Dorito chips for kindling, if you are in a pinch!
Every trip needs a couple of hacks to make sure you stay ahead of any inconvenience that might come along. Though these might not shake the world for you, they can certainly make any trip that much more enjoyable.