Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crappy Housewife Camping Tip of the Day

If you can squeeze it in, pack the dish drainer. I know it seems ridiculous, but it could save you 30 minutes per day in drying and putting away dishes. When you're done washing dishes, just put them in the drainer, throw a towel over them to keep the trail spice off, and just grab them right back out of the drainer for the next meal. You can put them away overnight if you feel so inclined, but as long as they are clean, they should be of no interest to nocturnal creatures (unless you are camping somewhere with very civilized bears who prefer to use cutlery).


  1. best i could do

  2. When we go camping, I take a mesh bag to use as a dish drainer. It takes up practically no room, and you can just dump all the dishes in it and hang it up on a tree. This also eliminates my klutzy family's major problem with having a dish drainer at a campsite--knocking it over and getting everything dirty again.

  3. I do the same as Jessica. You can either make one for each member of the family to keep track of their own dishes or separate by type of dish (eg one for cups and bowls, one for plates and cutlery).