Camp hygiene

It can get pretty dirty out there, and that can spell trouble if your hygiene habits aren’t kept up to snuff.

Discover how to keep yourself, your gear, and your campsite clean.

How to wash your face while camping

How to wash your face while camping

When you're on a camping trip, it's easy to neglect certain aspects of personal hygiene. But, washing your face is an essential part of any skincare routine, even when you're in the great outdoors. Camping can be tough on your skin, with dirt, sweat, and grime...

24 camping hair tips to keep your mane looking great

24 camping hair tips to keep your mane looking great

When it comes to camping, we all love the idea of being one with nature, enjoying the tranquil beauty of the great outdoors. But let's be honest—it isn't all sunshine and rainbows when your hair starts looking like a bird's nest after a few days in the wild. The...

How to get campfire smell out of your hair

How to get campfire smell out of your hair

Ah, the smell of a campfire. There's nothing quite like it. That is, until it's in your hair. That smoky smell might actually be coming from the particles that cling to your hair, and believe it or not, your own skin might be contributing to the smell as well. Quick...

How to shave while camping

How to shave while camping

Just because you’re roughing it in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to let your personal hygiene fall by the wayside. One of the biggest challenges of camping is figuring out how to maintain your daily routines, like shaving. You can probably get away without...

How to brush your teeth while camping

How to brush your teeth while camping

Keeping up your personal hygiene is a must while camping, but simple tasks like brushing your teeth are a lot harder when you don’t have access to running water. You might find yourself asking: What water do I use to wet my toothbrush? Should I use special toothpaste?...

How to go camping with contact lenses

How to go camping with contact lenses

Contact lenses are easy enough to apply and remove when you have access to modern amenities like a full-sized mirror, indoor lighting, and running water and soap. But when you're out backpacking or camping, it can be a lot trickier. I often wear my glasses just out of...

How to make an easy DIY outdoor shower for camping

How to make an easy DIY outdoor shower for camping

Ah, there's nothing quite like stepping into the refreshing spray of a hot shower. If you're frontcountry camping at a campground, you may have access to public shower facilities. But if you don't, or you're backcountry camping, you may have to try a DIY solution to...

How to pee while camping (a guide for women)

How to pee while camping (a guide for women)

Camping brings a lot of surprises. Sometimes, the nature of these surprises involves how to pee in an unfamiliar environment. For men, it's usually no problem. They can simply find a tree, unzip their fly, and go to town. For women, however, it's not so easy. It can...

How to wash dishes while camping

How to wash dishes while camping

Learning how to wash dishes while camping may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s actually more involved than you might think. If you’re an environmentally responsible camper, then you take the “leave no trace” philosophy very seriously, which means you need to be extra...

How to camp when you’re on your period

How to camp when you’re on your period

I remember the first time I anxiously checked my period tracking app to see if my monthly visit from Aunt Flo will align with the dates of my next camping trip. Much to my dismay, it did. I was suddenly faced with the prospect of how to camp on my period. The thought...