Camping Tips and Tricks - 5 Ways To Repurpose Water Bottles To Your Outdoors Advantage

Going camping? It's time to get creative. Here are 5 camping tips and tricks on reusing water bottles in new ways.

camping tips and tricks - repurpose water bottles

I came across these awesome uses on Pinterest while I was collecting ideas for camping and music festivals. They are so fun and useful, I decided to corral them into this list for your convenience. Plus, everyone loves new uses for old things. :)

Each idea has a link, so you can see it in action. Be sure to check them out. Enjoy!

Check out my latest book and bust through that procrastination! Available as an ebook on Kindle but NO KINDLE NECESSARY. Enjoy!

Camping Tips and Tricks:
5 New Uses For Water Bottles

1. Ice Ice, Baby

Put the water bottles in the freezer so that they become solid. Then use them as ice blocks to keep food and drinks cold in your cooler without everything drowning in water (which completely sucks, ruins the food and wastes money). Once they thaw out, you can drink them to stay hydrated. Boom!

2. Light It Up

Have you seen this on Pinterest yet? It's awesome. Light up your tent or canopy at night using nothing more than a water jug and a head lamp. Simply put the head lamp around the water jug and face the light in towards the water. Voila! Check out what this looks like here.

3. Game On!

Put glow sticks in water bottles and have a fun night game of bowling! They also give off a lot of light, so you can use them to light up your camp as well. This is what they look like.

4. Scramble & Mix

Use empty water bottles to pre-scramble eggs or prepare pancake mix or anything like that ahead of time. It's just easier and cleaner to deal with when cooking which is one of the golden rules of successful camping: simple, quick meal preparation.

This is one I've dealt with personally. It is such a pain. First, cracking the eggs makes a mess and your hands get sticky. Then, unless you thought to bring a bowl, you're scrambling the eggs in a cup which doesn't hold that much.

5. Organize & Store

Use an empty water bottle to store stuff like grocery bags or anything else that can be squished. See what this looks like here.

[TWEETABLE] 5 Ways To #Repurpose Water Bottles To Your Outdoors Advantage via @life_on_track

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for keeping the blog going in this way.

Back to the Home Page

Like What You Just Read? Want More?

Visit Nealey's profile on Pinterest.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Find me on Google+



Nealey Stapleton

Welcome to - my customized shop of all things organizing! My name is Nealey Stapleton. I am passionate about being organized and love helping others get things in order! Learn more here like why I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.


Event Organization Topics:
General Event Planning Ideas

>Summer Ebook

Holiday Prep
Gift Ideas
Gift Ideas - Etsy 2015
Thanksgiving - First Time
Thanksgiving - Clean Up
Thanksgiving - Decorating

Outdoor Activities
Camping - 3 New Uses
Camping - Repurpose Bottles

Music Festival - Organizing

Music Festival - 3 Must-Haves
Music Festival - 10 Hacks
Music Festival - 10 Products
Music Festival - Packing List


Backyard BBQs
Super Bowl Party

-->Name Change


My Productivity Guide:
The Procrastinator's Guide To Getting Organized

The Procrastinator's Guide To Getting Organized

My Life Organizing Guide:
100 Easy Ways To Start Living An Organized Life Without Getting Overwhelmed Or Stuck

100 Ways To Get Organized Without Getting Stuck Or Feeling Overwhelmed

Read My Books On Amazon: