Now that you are at your sweet home it is time to unpack from your camping trip.
If you follow a checklist when you put away your gear you will be ready in an instant to go camping again without much preparation.
Taking care of repairs and other considerations upon arriving home is a smart way to prepare for your next hassle free camping trip.
- While unpacking do a quick inventory. Was anything forgotten and left behind. Take care of all laundry duties as to your personal wash and sleeping bags and camp pillows.
- Air out your tent. Set it up in your yard so that any camping smells such as the campfire are lessened for the next time you use it.
- Sleeping bags and air mattresses need to be stored loosely so that they don’t become flat for the next trip.
- Be sure that you clean all the utensils, dishes, cookware and glasses that you used on the trip. Repack them so that they are ready to go the next time you are.
- Leftover food should be carefully gone over so as to ascertain whether it has spoiled or not. Any food that is not spoiled should be quickly stored in a refrigerator.
- Clean any and all camp stoves and lanterns completely. Then refill them so that they too are ready to go the next time you are ready to head out.
Treating your camping gear as you would your furniture in your home will have it lasting a good long while. Camping gear is not cheap and the better you take care of it the better it will treat you when you are out in the wilds.
Taking precautionary measures and doing all the cleaning and refilling will make packing and readying yourself for the next camping trip much easier.
Many campers upon arriving home just want to take a hot shower and leave the unpacking for another day; big mistake.
It is imperative if your camping gear is going to last that you take the proper care of it not only when you are in the woods and the great outdoors but when you are ready to store it in your garage or storage shed.
Doing the necessary aftercare for your camping equipment will ensure that you will be greeted with no surprises the next time you are out in the wilderness.