One of the ironies of camping is that in order to get out into nature and forget about all the material possessions of the world, you actually have to be quite organized and have the right material possessions! The problem with this is: when you’re not camping, where do you keep all these supplies?
If you like to do a lot of camping but don’t have a lot of storage space for your gear, you can always rent a storage unit for the stuff you don’t have room for in your home. Also don’t forget water proof containers to keep animals out of your food. You can use these for your gear as well, they stack neatly and are easy to pack, haul and store. Everything is easy to find and you wont have to worry about Yogi and Boo-Boo bears raiding your camp site.
Annie Clark describes her reasons for having a storage unit:
“My family and I like to camp a lot, but we just don’t have the room in our home to keep all of our camping gear as well as other stuff that we only use a few times a year, so we use a storage unit. We put our camping gear, as well as our holiday decorations and various other things we seldom use. It works out great for us, and we have much more room in our home” ~ Annie Clark Denver CO.
Camping is one of the favorite pastimes for many American families and, like Annie, a lot of them tend to store their campers and boats as well as other gear away from home in storage units to keep their homes from being cluttered up. Dean describes his experience with using Uncle Bob’s storage units in his hometown of Denver, CO.
” I have a rather large Winnebago and it is just too big to keep at home. Storing it at the storage facility makes it easy for me to have it and still see that it is safe. They have round the clock security and I have no worries about my property being damaged or stolen. ” Dean Ebright ~ Denver, CO.
One of the best places in Colorado to take a family camping is the Chatfield State Park outside Denver. If you have never been there, they have a whole host of amenities that you will love. From camping, hiking, hot air balloons, horse back riding, boating, jet skiing etc…you can have a great time and, you won’t have to haul your gear that far from your storage unit, when you go camping there.
If you aren’t sure what gear you will need to buy before you decide to go, here is a short list:
- Tent (one that will be large enough for everyone)
- sleeping bags
- air mattress (for those who need them)
- blankets and pillows
- propane tank or BBQ grill (preferably charcoal)
- water and water jugs for hauling
- utensils for cooking and eating
- pots and pans
- can opener
- food (enough to last your entire trip)
- coolers (for food and drink)
- Lots of ice!
There are many more items that you will need and storage containers to haul them. You can find the long list here. Make sure that you have all of your supplies, at least two days before you are ready to leave for your trip. That way, you have plenty of time to get those last minute items that everyone forgets, like sunblock and bug repellent. Making a check list ahead of time is very helpful and will ensure that you are fully prepared. Most of all, have lots of fun and follow all safety rules while camping.