Best Storage Choice For Camping

Camping Storage Ideas

When you are planning a camping trip, especially when it’s the whole family, it can be challenging to figure out the best way to pack the items you need. We are here to show you some ideas, tips, containers, boxes and much more so that you can stay safe and organized while protecting yourself, your family and equipment.

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Storage Bins And Containers

Card board boxes can get wet and fall apart. Plastic bags break. Duffel bags can also get wet and be a pain to find things in. When it comes to packing up items like food, clothes, and other necessities for camping, nothing works better than plastic storage bins with secure fitting lids. You can get them in a variety of sizes and here’s why they work so well.

Think Clear For Camping Bins

First of all, you want to buy the clear ones if possible. This will usually allow you to see exactly what’s in the storage bin without opening it up to sort through the contents. However, if you prefer the solid colors, you can always label the contents on the outside with marker or sticky labels.

Take advantage of the small clear plastic containers to store items like fishing tackle, or jewelery and watches. The small containers can be stored in the larger ones!

Important Tips

Using plastic storage bins in the appropriate sizes also makes them stackable, which can save space in your tent.

Storage bins can make great side tables for your air mattress in your sleeping tent or beside folding chairs in your screen tent.

Plastic bins with secure fitting lids keeps whatever is on the inside dry and insect free.

If you don’t overfill the bins and make them too heavy, they can be easily carried from the tent to a boat or the water’s edge. They can hold whatever it happens to be you need at the moment whether it’s snacks, towels, sunscreen, camera, phone or even a first aid kit. The bins provide protection for these kinds of items.

NOTE:  It is best to use individual storage bins than to try and use the ones that are made with drawers.

Buy Good Quality Storage Bins

You might be tempted to buy the cheapest plastic storage bins you can find, but if you plan on using them often, camping can be tough and you want bins that will last. You want sturdy handles and lids that can take a little roughness!

When you invest in good quality storage bins you can expect them to hold up to camping trip after trip. They are an excellent way to store your camping supplies at home too when you are not using them.

Use The Plastic Bins At Home To Store:

  • Lanterns
  • Camping Pans & Dishes
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Campfire Grill
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flash Lights
  • Hatchet
  • Air Mattresses
  • Small Tents
  • Screen Tent
  • Life Jackets
  • Swimming Floats
  • Table Cloth
  • Fishing Gear
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Insect Repellent

All of the things listed above are items that you’ll take camping with you every time you go. If you use plastic storage bins to keep them in, they will be packed and ready for your next trip. Of course, you will have to pack fresh food supplies every time you go camping, so keep an extra bin or two empty to use for that.

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