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 liroximity 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.
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.