Great Ideas On Preparing For Your Next Camping Trip
Author: Wayne Shelley Date Posted:19 April 2021
Don’t forget to check your camping gear.
I think we are all pretty much guilty of getting back from a camping trip, unloading the car/ute or trailer and shoving our gear in the shed or garage for the next trip….
Last time you did that, you probably didn’t foresee that you would be camping more, and travelling overseas less.
Camping is booming, and most of you are riding that wave of enjoying the Australian countryside more and more. Camping sites are full, National Parks are reporting record numbers of bookings (at all times of the year) and people who have never camped before are getting out there and having a ball. Camping is here to stay.
Now is when you need to spend some time optimising your camping kit. Rearrange your storage boxes, and perhaps ditch that old fry pan you’ve had for years, that you drag to every campsite to never use.
First thing, if you use a trailer, grease your hubs and check over the trailer to make sure it’s roadworthy at a moments notice. if you are on any of the camping forums on social media, you are bound to hear tales of woe from owners of caravans and trailers who didn't spend that extra time maintaining small things like wheel bearings. Being off the road, really dulls the camping experience for the whole family.
Experiment with different ways you can load the car - and how you can load the car quickly - for those impulse weekends away!
Consider grouping things like sleeping bags and self-inflating mattresses together inside a large duffle bag. Make sure you take a look at our Tentworld Cotton Canvas Duffle Bags, they’re inexpensive but well suited to the task of making loading your vehicle quick & easy. Whilst keeping your gear a bit more dust-free. Check out the great prices on these bags. Being organised has never been cheaper.
If you use a gas camping stove, get it out, check you have enough fuel, and make sure the jets are not blocked. Give the stove a run to make sure you don’t get cut short on your trip.
Check your tent, or swag and give it a good airing. Give your kids something to do, make them assemble the tent for you! Check the seams, check the floor, and make sure there are no rips in the meshing from putting it away last trip. Tentworld has some great repair and waterproofing kits that you can use to fix any problems, pretty quickly.
Get all your cutlery and camp kitchen gear out. Make sure you don’t pack stuff you never use on trips to save weight and space, and, give the gear a good run through the dishwasher. pull out your camp ovens, and give them a good clean and seasoning before the trip.
What about your camp toilet? Did you give that a good clean out after the last trip? This is usually on the bottom of any list. Make it a priority now. Tentworld stocks some great supplies for all your camp toilet needs.
It's time to get prepped. You and I are both itching to get out camping again, and this little bit of organising now will make us all the best-organised campers out there.
Double check EVERYTHINGBy: Bronwyn Toia on 23 March 2021My daughter and son in law decided a weekend away camping would be great. So they organised to borrow my other daughters tent as we dont have one. We left one job to the mere male of the house...go to sister in laws and pick up tent. All good mere male does this. Get to camp site go to put tent up....NO TENT. .mere male had grabbed the double bunks instead of tent. Triple check everything especially anything mere male has packed lol