How to Store Your Camping Gear
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How to Store Your Camping Gear

25 Sep 2019

How to Store Your Camping Gear

Camping is a great outdoor activity that never gets old, it is suitable for all ages. Whether it is a romantic getaway or a half-term holiday with the kids, there is endless laughter to be had and memories to be made.  In the long term, it is important to preserve your equipment in the proper way, otherwise, this can cause damage which will result in needing a replacement. Tents are known to get mould if incorrectly stored, in damp conditions.

You will find the following tips on how to properly store your camping gear useful in the planning process of your trip as well as the during and after trip organisation.

Purchase high-quality camping essentials. Depending on where and for how long you are going camping, you'll need a few essentials like cooking utensils, cookware and toiletries. If camping is an activity you would like to commit to regularly, then it might be wise to purchase camping essentials instead of reusing utensils, pots and paper plates you use in your home. This makes storing them out of the way more simple than integrating them in and out of your home and kitchen.

Only keep the essentials.  Minimalism is a lifestyle that can be carried across to camping. While it can be tempting to purchase each and every new piece of camping equipment that comes out, it's actually makes both the camping and storage process a lot simpler if you only have the essentials. This will allow you to store everything in an organised way without needing ample space.

Consider the accessibility of items. If you are a regular camper year-round, you'll want to make sure that you store your camping gear somewhere that is easily accessible and not too far out of your way. However, if you only camp a few times a year during better weather, you can easily tuck away your camping gear in the loft or even in a self-storage unit so that it's out of your way. Camping gear, including tents, ice chests, and sleeping bags, can all be very bulky items that take up important space in your home. If you only use these items rarely, you're better off saving that space for something you use more regularly.

Pack up equipment according to the care label. Items made of nylon, such as sleeping bags and blankets can be damaged if exposed to direct sunlight. Not all tents and sleeping bags are machine washable, so make sure to check before cleaning them after use. Always dry your tent and other belongings before putting them away, as dirty or wet equipment may get mouldy, or attract bugs and dust. When storing electrical equipment take batteries out and put them into sealed bags, as this will help prevent the electrical equipment from corroding or being exposed to leakages.

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