The rustling streams, the crunching leaves, a starlit sky overhead—few activities are as simple and natural as camping in the Great Outdoors. For many families, camping becomes an annual tradition, if not a more frequent pastime. Whether truly camping or actually “glamping,” the experience can be memorable and enjoyable for almost anyone. Camping trips with friends and family bring people closer together, inviting great conversation, adventure, and relaxation all in one. But when camping season’s done, or in between your seasonal trips, what do you do with all that camping gear?

Best Camping Storage Tips for Anytime

  1. Rely on waterproof storage for camping gear to keep your items safe. Camping storage bins offer peace of mind that your supplies will be safe in the event of a leak, flood, or other water issue.
  2. Choose camping storage boxes with tightly-fitted lids to ensure a pest-proof storage solution for your favorite camping stuff.
  3. Be smart about your camping food storage. Some dry goods keep well, but you must keep them dry and away from pests. Consider camping containers with tight latch lids or lightweight, animal-resistant storage bags. You might even consider a camp chef table with removable food storage compartments.
  4. When in doubt, store whatever you can in camping containers. You’ll find containers of every shape and size, some stackable, some with wheels, and others with the ability to lock if you need to keep potentially dangerous items out of the hands of curious children. Keep your camping gear away from the elements, easily accessible, and safely stored so you always know where to find it.

Overhead view of travel equipment for a backpacking trip on wooden floor. Adventure travel concept.

Organizing Your Camping Gear until Next Time

The end of the season is the perfect time to take inventory on your camping equipment before you pack up for next time. Try these camping organization tips to ensure you don’t find yourself up a creek without a paddle or deep in the woods without any bug spray.

  1. Create a camping checklist you can review at the start and end of every camping season. Break your list out by categories, such as personal care items, main camping gear, kitchen or cooking items, and so forth. Mark off the items you have and highlight or add a note to any updates or replacements needed.
  2. Look for camping essentials on clearance at your favorite outdoor stores during the offseason. You might be able to expand your arsenal of cool camping gadgets and gear at a reasonable cost.
  3. Create a camping organizer kit where you can keep your critical items. This would be a good place to store emergency items like flares, matches, a compass, and a first aid kit, among other important camping stuff.
  4. When you’re all packed up, consider moving your camping gear storage plans offsite to keep your home free from unnecessary clutter. Look into a private personal storage unit to keep your equipment and supplies safely stowed until next time.
  5. If you’re fortunate enough to have your own camper or RV, consider storing that offsite as well. You can find secure RV storage conveniently located near your home or favorite places to camp.

A young woman and man standing next to their tent on a camping trip

Staying organized with your camping equipment ensures you’ll always have what you need to remain comfortable while you are making lots of happy memories. Contact us today to learn about how a camping storage unit gives your family even more freedom to travel and enjoy the Great Outdoors!