Like most families, you probably cherish getting away for a while. Even a quick trip of overnight or weekend camping is a great way to escape, and if you can spend time in the wonderful outdoors and nature, then you have a chance to spend quality time with one another. Having said all this, it’s critical that you are prepared for such trips. One big factor is keeping your camping equipment properly and safely stored between trips.
A lot of folks just designate a corner of their basement or garage and that’s where they put all their camping equipment, keeping it out of the way. It’s totally possible to do this yourself, but if you do, you might not have everything ready to go when you’re ready for your next camping outing.
When you do come home from a trip and it’s time to put everything away, then it’s worth taking a few moments to wash everything correctly prior to storing it. That’s one of the best choices you can make in terms of storing your camping equipment and gear. Wash down your boots, and then scrub down your sleeping bags and backpacks. Check everything from cooking gear to water filters. The cleaner things are now, the faster you can get moving for your next trip.
You can often store smaller items in big Ziploc bags. Most dollar stores have these cheap. Use larger plastic containers for bigger items so that larger items stays dry between now and your next camping trip. If long-term storage is happening, check on your supplies occasionally to make sure that moisture isn’t an issue.
Whenever possible, store all your camping gear in a place that is dry and cool. Try to do it in your home instead of a basement or garage. In most casts, you can store almost all of it in a rather small space, and keeping it indoors protects your equipment.