Easy Travels with Our 4×4 Trailers

by echcoleman | Feb 12, 2020

5 Camping Hacks for Easy Travels with Our 4×4 Trailers

It always surprises clients who invest in our 4×4 trailers that we, too, are avid outdoorsmen who enjoy camping and overland adventures. Our commitment to providing each customer with industry-leading products stems from our own passion for the great outdoors. As such, we enjoy sharing our tips, tricks, and hacks when it comes to camping with our 4×4 trailers. Below, we have compiled a quick list of five ingenious camping hacks that will simplify your trip:

  1. Keep the bugs at bay. One simple solution to those annoying nighttime mosquitos is to add fresh herbs such as sage, mint, lavender, or citronella oil to your campfire. A homemade bug spray that contains a few drops of citronella, lemongrass, or any other oils that ward of bugs is also cost-effective and smells far better than store-bought repellents.
  2. A quick dessert. Just because you’re in nature doesn’t mean you cannot have the luxury of dessert. One simple idea is to fill a few ice-cream cones with chocolate chips, berries, banana slices, and marshmallows. Wrap the filled cone in tin foil and leave it over the braai for a few minutes while the chocolate and marshmallows melt. Once done, unwrap and enjoy!
  3. A DIY washing machine. Our decked-out 4×4 trailers have enough space for everything except a washing machine but fortunately, you can make your own. All you need is a toilet plunger and a large enough bucket with a lid. Cut a few holes around the rubber suction cup of the plunger. Then cut a hole into the cover of the bucket, large enough for the handle of the plunger to fit through. Place your laundry, water, and eco-friendly laundry detergent into the bucket along with the plunger and seal it with the lid. With the plunger handle protruding, “plunge” your laundry up and down until clean. Then rinse and repeat if needed.
  4. Soap slivers. Keeping a mushy bar of soap in a container happens on every camping trip – but there is a simple solution. Slice your soap into thin slivers using a knife or vegetable peeler and use one slice per shower.
  5. Easy firelighters. Firelighters are expensive but you can always make your own – and there are a few ways to do it. One method is to ply cotton balls with petroleum jelly that catch alight quickly. You could also soak dried teabags in paraffin or melted candle wax as an alternative.

If you need more camping advice or simply wish to invest in one of our world-class 4×4 trailers, we invite you to visit us today.