Sometimes people need to take a break from their urban lives and go out to see nature. Camping is done for many different reasons. Some people want to bond with friends and family, some want to train for girl and boy scouts, some want to do special activities to stay fit. In contrast, some couples just want to take their relationship to the next level by spending time in the woods. Different people have different feelings about camping. Some people look forward to it, some think it’s a bore. In contrast, some think it’s a suicide mission (which we think we need to blame the slasher films and serial killers of the ’80s for this sinister impression when it comes to pranking.)
The common ground of people going to camps is they are like a visitor to an unknown territory. They don’t live there. Hence the tents, the insect repellants, and other camp supplies and equipment they brought with them. When people are unfamiliar with things, it would just be fun to make fun of their innocence in any opportunity that presents itself!
With that, we listed down 12 pranks that you can do the next time you go camping with friends, family, or even your significant other! Keep reading to find out.
Remember that story of Little Red Riding Hood where she stuffed the Big Bad Wolf with rocks? It’s kind of what this prank is supposed to look like. Except we won’t be dealing with wolves here or surgeries – just rocks. If someone’s been extra naughty or has been annoying you during camping, gather many stones and stuff their wrong with it. Make sure to not overdo it so as to not make them suspicious. Make sure to Leave the rocks less visible as possible when they open their bag. We mean you should put it in between shirts, or if you can, just leave the rocks at the bottom of the bag.
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Isn’t it incredible that things as small as a paperclip can be capable of such a hilarious practical joke? To do this prank, you will be needing one of those. Yup, just one. When your victims are sleeping inside a tent, use the pin to lock the zippers together. When they try to open it, you will eventually hear them screaming and begging for you to extend the tent for them.
Remember when Hansel and Gretel left a trail of breadcrumbs to not lose track of their location? That didn’t work well, did it? The birds came pecking at the breadcrumbs, and they eventually lost their way. You need to learn from this classic tale when making a camping prank. If someone annoys you in a camp, or you just want to wake someone up with a bunch of birds in their sleeping area – leave a bunch of breadcrumbs outside their tent just before the sun rises. Imagine how annoyed they will be if they wake up with many birds flocking towards their tiny quarters. It will be a bonus if at least one of the birds takes a morning dump in the same area!
Snakes shouldn’t be a surprise, especially if you are spending time in the woods. But hey, people have their innate fight or flight response anyway, so why not take advantage of this? Before coming to your campsite, get a realistic-looking fake snake from your local novelty stores or any store you have access to. Something of the size of a young boa or a python will do. Next, pack a fishing net because this will come in handy. Once you’ve set an eye on a victim, place the fake snake at the end of the fishing pole and let it drop immediately before their eyes. Trust us, they won’t think anymore about where it’s coming from because they’ll be running in fear already!
Like the previous prank, you will need to prepare beforehand for this. Download or record a bunch of realistic animal sounds. Find something that sounds like it’s from afar and slowly getting closer. Bear or wolf sounds would be perfect! In the night, where everyone is seemingly asleep and quiet, play this and wait for at least one to notice and panic. They won’t blame you for this because you’re already pretending to be sound asleep by then!
If you think, fallen pine cones are of no use anymore but to decay and decompose in the ground – well, think again. You can gather some pointy ones and leave them in your victim’s sleeping bag. If they use the type of sleeping bag with a zipper in the middle, you can try putting that in. It’ll be a little cruel, especially if they have extra thin sleeping bags. But hey, you’re the best judge if they deserve that prank or not!
After bonfires, you may want to keep some ash and charcoal with you and use it to rub at the end of binoculars, sunglasses, and other dark things! Your victims will be surprised why they don’t see anything when they try to look into these eye instruments. And you? You will just be laughing in the corner like the sneaky little thing that you are!
Like snakes, spiders can also trigger anyone’s flight or fight response – especially if they are those gigantic and hairy ones like a tarantula! Really, your victims wouldn’t think twice about running away anymore because if they were real, they could already sting them in a minute or less. How will you do this? It’s pretty simple. Find a picnic table in the camp that you want to mess with. (This will work best if you are into prank wars.) You don’t necessarily need a fishing rod, but that too may help. We understand that not everyone has access to those, so you can just improvise by getting a string as thin as possible that may closely resemble a spider web. Find a tree near the table and let it hang in one of the branches. When you think of the perfect timing to drop the fake spider, simply just let the string go and let the spider fall into your victim’s picnic table.
Okay, you might think this may be a little too extra just for a camping prank, but, well – it is. Suppose you are the kind of person who has used fake skeletons as a Halloween prop. In that case, you can maximize its use by casually leaving it hanging by a tree. Now, to make the prank work, ask your friend for a favor, or invite them to take a little walk outside at night. Really, just any reason for them to see that creepy little surprise you have hanging by a tree. And that’s it! The rest of the prank is for you to enjoy!
Do you sometimes notice that when someone starts looking up in the sky in an interesting manner, people start looking up to see what is up too? It’s a legitimate thing that people do. So in a camping setup, try scratching your head and pretending you found something in it. You might need little acting skills to look convincingly disturbed and you’ll see people scratching their heads to look for little creatures too!
A poop prank always works because people no longer disgusted by this thing. Leave some fake poop in one of your campmate’s bags and let them think that an animal came inside just to do the deed in their belongings. It would be funny just to see them get so annoyed by something that isn’t real!
And these are 12 hilarious pranks you can do when you are out camping. Found anything on the list you’re excited to try yet? We’re excited for you to try it too. Just remember to keep it safe! Good luck and happy pranking!
Are you camping to look after your health more and to stay fit? Cool! You can learn more about health and fitness ideas here. Go check it out!