Planning your next travel adventure can be fun and exciting. It can also be expensive and overwhelming.
What we mean is …GETTING READY SUCKS!
However, skip planning and packing properly and you’ll come home feeling like you just spent a week in a Nicaraguan prison camp.
These hacks, designed especially for today’s modern, urban adventurer, will turn that mountain of gear you normally pack into a tiny mound, save you gobs of cash and make wherever you wander more enjoyable.
Plus, you’ll just look smarter and cooler than everybody else!
Without further adieu, here are the “9 Genius Travel Hacks for the Urban Adventurer”…
The “Creature Comfort Kit” (Travel Hacks #9 – #6):
Mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, snakes, raccoons and bears? Ain’t nobody got time for that sh*t!
Unfortunately, they all live where you are heading – outdoors!
You’ve got two choices: (i) act like you enjoy it because it’s “part of the experience”, or (ii) be honest with yourself that you don’t, and do something about it!
Add these 4 things to your travel pack and you’ll spend less time slapping yourself silly and more time actually relaxing!
Travel Hack #9) Rolled Out Revenge!:
Mites, fleas, red ants, and hundreds of other bugs (some of them too small to see!) love to wiggle into your clothes, blankets, hammocks and tarps waiting to make YOU their next meal on your adventure.
Give those items the once over with a regular lint roller (available in most grocery stores) before you use them and send the pests to their sticky graves!
Travel Hack #8) Bounced Bugs!:
Fabric softener sheets soften your clothes and make them smell nice coming out of the dryer. They also contain citronella.
For those of you who don’t read the labels on bug-repellent candles for fun, citronella is the ingredient in them that repels the bugs – they can’t stand the smell.
Small animals hate it too.
Mix a few in with your “gear” or rub it on your clothes and repel everything from mosquitoes to raccoons on your next adventure outdoors.
Get bent critters!
Travel Hack #7) The Invisible Bug Fence!:
Bugs really HATE vinegar!
Want to build an invisible bug fence around your tent, chair, sleeping bag or fire pit?
Mix some vinegar and water into a squirt bottle, add something to make it smell good (lavender, thyme, essential oils, etc.) and squirt your way to a bug-free invisible fortress of comfort.
We’re still searching for one that will do the same for your in-laws…
Travel Hack #6) The Nuke ‘Em! Option:
We solved the pesky little critter problem already, but what about the big boys, like the ones who can eat you?
Most of the time they don’t want anything to do with you, but when they do, it doesn’t hurt to have the nuclear option close at hand – BEAR SPRAY!
Instant Campfire (Travel Hack #5):
If you are spending the night in the great outdoors, a campfire is a must. The problem is, starting one is a real pain in the butt!
Get ready to have your mind blown with this next travel hack?
We caution you though, it REALLY does work!
So be very careful and practice maximum fire safety at all times.
Travel Hack #5) The Fire Starter Inferno!:
Forget the boxes of expensive fire starter, or the gallon of lighter fluid.
All you need are cotton balls dipped in Vaseline to get a solid 5 – 10 minute flame, more than enough time to start a campfire!
The Adventurer’s Serving Set (Travel Hacks #4 – #2)
No need to pack the pantry! Miniaturize the menu instead with these clever food storage hacks:
Travel Hack #4) Squirt-Style Buffet!:
Save packing bowls, measuring cups and mixers by prepping your pancake batter or omelets ahead of time using an old ketchup or syrup bottle.
The kids, your wallet and your waistline will love it!
Plus, you can make some really cool designs.
Travel Hack #3) Egg-Zactly!:
Store anything that breaks or smushes in a sealed, rigid container to keep it fresh and whole.
Use plastic and you don’t have to worry about a gooey mess if your glass jar breaks!
Travel Hack #2) Serving-Size It!
The same way you take miniature versions of your deodorant, toothpaste and brush with you when you travel, turn gallons of condiments and bags of groceries into neat little packets of fun (and save a ton of money and hassle!).
All you need are snack, quart and gallon-sized Ziplock bags and a set of small plastic containers.