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    Camping Hacks to Try This Summer

    July 19, 2017

    Summer is the perfect time of year for a road trip in your trusty RV! Sometimes people seek out a simpler lifestyle when they go camping, but there are complications that come with life on the road, too. These RV camping hacks are going to make your life so much easier and you’ll wonder how you ever RV-ed without them! Get ready to have the most adventurous summer of your life!

    1. Easy camping pancakes

    There’s nothing better than waking up in your RV to a pancake breakfast you can enjoy while being surrounded by nature. But let’s be honest, cooking a big meal doesn’t always sound too appealing early in the morning. This pancake hack will be your new favorite trick! Mix up the batter the night before and store it in an empty (and clean!) ketchup bottle in the fridge or cooler. In the morning all you need to do is heat up a skillet and squeeze out perfect pancakes!

    2. Sage mosquito repellant

    If you’re camping in the American Southwest, chances are you’ll find plenty of sage bushes. This pleasant smelling plant is a natural insect repellant, so toss a few sprigs in your campfire to keep those pesky bugs at bay.

    3. Tortilla chip fire starter

    We’ve all had those moments where we’re desperately trying to start a fire and nothing seems to work. With the help of this hack, you’ll never find yourself without fire again. Simply use a couple tortilla chips to get the fire going, then add the wood. The oils on the chips make them flammable, and therefore a great fire starter! Now where’s the salsa?!

    4. Spice up your life

    Cooking in your RV can be fun! But with a smaller space than you’re used to at home, you’ll have to get creative with storage. One way to have a full spice rack that takes up a fraction of the space is to store your herbs and spices in empty Tic Tac containers. They stack nicely together and take up hardly any space. This hack will allow you to cook up any meal your heart desires, even on a whim!

    5. Make your grill non-stick

    Before tossing burgers on the grill, rib an onion over the grates. This will prevent the meat from sticking, plus it makes it taste great! And even better yet, you don’t need to use any non-stick cooking spray!

    6. Keep bees away

    If you find yourself in a campsite where bees are abundant, we’ve got a trick that’ll come in handy. Place a couple unscented dryer sheets on your picnic table, or even underneath your tablecloth to keep the bees away from you and your food! Now you can enjoy a meal outside in peace!

    7. Light it up

    If you find yourself in a situation where you need a lantern but all the batteries are dead, you’ll be happy you learned this hack. Turn your water bottle into a lamp by wrapping a headlamp around with the light facing inward. It will light up the water, creating a makeshift lantern that will illuminate your whole RV.

    8. DIY travel cup

    Prevent spills while you’re on the road by turning any cup into a spill-proof drinking vessel. All you need to do is place some Press’n Seal around the rim of the cup and poke a straw through. There you go – an instant travel cup!

    9. Collapsible trash can

    RVs don’t have a ton of storage space, so you’ll want to save room wherever you can. Collapsible laundry baskets make a great trashcan that you can pop up when you’re staying somewhere for a while, then empty and fold back up when you want to get on the road. Be sure to line it with a garbage bag first!

    10. Head to Isle of Capri Casino

    Did you know there is an RV park right here at Isle of Capri Casino® Lula? That’s right, we have 28 sites with full hookups to make your stay as comfortable and convenient. Be sure to ask how you can get your first night free when you register at the hotel desk! You can spend the afternoon playing your favorite games and enjoying a great meal, then you can wander “home” right outside! You’ll make plenty of new friends and lots of memories! Talk about a perfect stop on your summer road trip!

    And while you’re here, celebrate summer by winning great free gifts every Wednesday in July starting at noon! What is the prize, you ask? The lucky winners will receive summer camping essentials to make your RV adventuring even better!

    The first guests who earn 200 points each week using their Fan Club® card may visit either cage once per promotion day to receive a free gift. One per person, while supplies last.

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