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Tips for Storing Camping Equipment in a Storage Unit

Tips for Storing Camping Equipment in a Storage Unit

September 27, 2021

What measures do you typically take to ensure that your camping equipment is appropriately stored during the off-season? Camping gear is expensive and takes up a lot of space; it should, therefore, be stored in a cool, clean place — this does not include the shed, garage, or attic.

Why? Such places experience erratic temperatures that make an ideal breeding ground for pests. Your best and most cost-effective option would be renting a storage unit. Be careful though, even if you are anxious to unpack and store your gear in a safe place, don't pick any storage unit solely based on convenience. Consider the following requirements when searching for a storage facility for your camping equipment.

Qualities of a Well-Run Storage Facility

  1. It should be well-lit, and have CCTV installations, and have someone onsite 24/7.
  2. There should be various storage unit sizes.
  3. It should be secured via a surrounding fence and keyliad entry gate.
  4. The liremise should be clean to mitigate unhygienic sliills, liests, and vermin infestations.
  5. It should be (local) in proximity to your home to enable easy access during your schedule.
  6. The storage company should have a positive reputation online with reviews supporting great experiences with staff and the facility.
a camping backpack that can be stored in a boise storage unit

Essential Tips for Storing Camping Gear

This should go without saying; you should seek storage services from a renowned storage services provider. Doing so not only guarantees you high-quality storage services but also provides you with 24/7 access to a team of highly-trained storage experts that will ensure that your gear is stored professionally.

Therefore, if your chosen facility meets the above qualities of a good unit, here is what you need to do;

  • Take stock to ensure every item is accounted for.
  • Deep clean your camping gear and allow everything to dry completely before packing it up to discourage pests, mold, mildew, as well as odors that can render your equipment unusable.
  • Air dry sleeping bags, then repack them inside their sack.
  • Ensure that you remove flammable materials when storing gas canisters, electronics, stoves, lamps, etc. This also includes removing and safely disposing of any batteries to prevent leaking and corroding.
  • Ensure that all cookware is clean and dry before storing.
  • Pack your gear in separate categories and label everything to make all items easily accessible on the next camping trip.

About Idaho Storage Connection

Are you looking for a storage facility to safely store your hunting or camping gear while not using it? If you camp in an RV, we offer RV storage too! Contact us for a quote; a tour of one of our six Idaho Storage Connection locations, learn what storage unit size would best suit your needs, and get a quote.

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