Planning for camping trips is just around the corner. The camping gears stored for winter months is waiting for the time to see your favorite campground. Unless of course, you do winter camping. However, if you do not do winter camping, questions come to mind in how you keep camping gears? How do you arrange things? Can you find all your stored camping equipment? Do you have a check list made available to account for all your equipment? Then let us consider four tips to help you prepare for the upcoming camping season.
Organizing for trips or things around the house takes time. Therefore, starting early to make sure that everything is in order for your trip is an excellent spot to start. Thus, this allows for time to remember what you have or want to buy for camping.
Storage tubs have been a lifesaver for me. Until, I bought some sterilite plastic storage tubs to organize my camping gears it was difficult at best. The storage tubs I purchased from Wal-Mart at about a $4-$5 dollar amount. I chose the clear sterilite plastic tub to be able to see contents inside. Caution, the only down fall with this tub was with the lid. If, you were careful not to overload the tub the cover would stay on reasonable.
One container was storage for cooking utensils, cooking pots, plates, cups, and camp stove. The second container was for tent, hammer, and extra rope (this container I emptied and became the food staples for trips). The third storage container had portable fan, wash tub, table cloths, matches, butane lighter and smaller items that did not fit in the first tub. There was enough room in the three tubs to include smaller items that would be needed from my check list.
Camping Equipment Location
The nice feature about organizing the tubs was I knew what was in them and what I needed to add. They were simply stacked one upon the other and placed in the storage cabinet when, not in use. When it was time, to prepare for a trip I pulled out the containers and organized them quickly and efficiently. Without difficulty, the tubs moved from storage to garage for organizing and then to the vehicle when it was time to go.
Lastly, the checklist has been helpful to keep track of what I have or what I may need to replace. There are some excellent camp gear check lists available on line for one to get ideas. You are more than welcome to check out my camp list. Most of the handed down camping gears for 30 plus years I acquired from my father. Therefore, if you organize and take care of your camping gears it will last for years. Finally, storage containers helped immensely to care for camping equipment.
Source by Polly Mary J. Bowen