The Ultimate Guide to Storing Your Camping Gear

Are you looking for the best way to store your camping gear when not in use? Whether you're a frequent camper or just an occasional outdoor enthusiast, proper storage of your camping equipment is essential for its longevity and performance. Here are some tips to help you store your camping gear the right way. One of the best ways to store your camping gear is to use on-the-go getaway storage containers. Not only will these bins help keep your stuff organized and secure, but they'll also make it easy to pack up and go on your next adventure. When storing camping equipment, it's important to keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Avoid damp basements and unheated (and uncooled) spaces, such as the attic, garage, or car boot. Taking the time to properly unpack, dry and store camping equipment will help ensure years of good service for your camping gear. If you're storing your camping equipment at home, we recommend keeping your clothes inside the house. It's true that we live in Colorado, where people wear clothes for outdoor activities every day.

For items you ONLY use for camping, fold them neatly and store them on a dedicated shelf in the closet. This will prevent them from smelling like transmission fluid, paint thinner, and fermented grass. If you're storing your camping equipment in an outdoor storage area, consider cleaning it with a pressure washer or hose. If you find yourself extremely limited in space, consider separating the equipment used for outdoor activities from the one with duplicates.

If you have a garage, this is probably your best option for storing camping equipment at home; this prevents you from dragging dirty boots and other equipment around your house. When returning home from a great outdoor adventure in Colorado or just a weekend backpacking or biking trip, it can be tempting to leave your backpack on the ground and not have to store your camping gear for a while. However, this can lead to damage and deterioration of your equipment over time. To ensure that your camping gear is always ready for its next adventure, take the time to properly store it when you get home.

Cherie Boucaud
Cherie Boucaud

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