I don't know about you, but now that it's almost spring I'm getting really excited to go camping. Some of my favorite childhood memories are from camping in Medora, the Black Hills, local campgrounds, and my backyard. There's just something about being outdoors cooking, playing games, and swimming in the lake that puts you in a great mood. It's so much fun to pack a bag, hit the road, and unplug from the world.
Camping can be really relaxing. But at times, it can get a little rocky. Here are 5 uses for paracord while camping to make things a little easier for you.
#1 Flashlight Handle
If you're tenting it, you likely don't have electricity in your tent and will need to rely on flashlights to navigate in the dark. A paracord flashlight handle can do 4 things for you:
1. Keep a good grip on your flashlight
2. You can make a base for your flashlight so it can stand on it's own
3. No one can take yours, thinking it's theirs
4. It just looks cool
#2 Water Bottle Pouch
(photo via paracorduild.com)
A paracord water bottle pouch can come in handy when everyone is drinking from the same case of water and no one knows whos is whos. Or if you're going on a hike, its crutial to have water with you so it's good to have a water bottle pouch for easier carrying or tie it up to your backpack. Whatever you use it for, this is a necessity when camping. To learn how to make the top paracord water bottle pouch, click here. Here is another version to try:
(photo via stormdrane.blogspot.com)
#3 Glow in the Dark Tent Strings
(Photo via odditymall.com)
Have you ever tripped over tent strings? Or had someone trip over yours? Sober or after a few drinks, people can easily trip in the dark over something they can't even see. No more. Using glow in the dark cord will surely save you trips, face plants, scraped palms and knees, and embarrassment. Also, it just looks fun. You'll be the hit of the campground! Click here to see our Glow Cord.
#4 Paracord Floatie Tie
(Photo via blog.buybendoregonhomes.com)
I can't be the only one who this has been an issue for. You float down the river or on the lake and you know you're going to go back out so you don't want to deflate your floatie. But, what happens if it gets windy or a storm hits? You don't want to lose one of my favorite aspects of camping. You can use paracord to tie your floatie to a tree (or whatever available) so it won't blow away. Surely, after the storm is gone you will want to get back in the water to relax.
On a side note, some people have really nice floaties that they probably wouldn't want taken, this can help alleviate that stress.
#5 Crafting Time
I think this one goes without saying. But I'm going to anyways. Crafting with paracord can be relaxing and soothing. It can take your mind off stress and give your hands something to do. It's always nice to have some extra paracord with you to make a bracelet or keychain on your downtime. If you take it camping with you then you'll be able to teach some kids a new trade or even have it for piece of mind if something goes wrong. As some of you know, paracord can be used for fires, tourniquets, and to secure a splint if need be. Paracord is a necessity when camping.
What have you used paracord for while camping?
Paracord Love, Lauri