It’s hard enough to rough it in the great outdoors, especially during cooler months – why make it more uncomfortable by using musty camping equipment that wasn’t stored properly? Taking a few extra steps to create a camping equipment storage area in your garage will not only eliminate the need for bulky, space-wasting storage solutions, it will help preserve your camping equipment, ultimately saving you money in the long run.
Insulated camping equipment
Gone are the days of buying inexpensive sleeping bags for neighborhood sleepovers! Campers and hikers of all skill levels will tell you that quality sleeping bags can cost hundreds of dollars, but (when taken care of properly) are an investment that will last for years of adventurous trips and backyard camping. Although many bags are sold in “stuff sacks,” it’s important to avoid storing them rolled up for long periods of time. Not only will this damage the bag’s insulation, it will also increase the chance of developing mold, mildew and even rot if the equipment wasn’t properly cleaned before storage.
This also applies to other insulated camping equipment, including clothing, outerwear, tents, sleeping pads and even insulated coolers and bags, which, when added together, can cost a small fortune. Instead of stuffing all of these valuable items into precariously stacked bins in a corner of your garage or inside your home, taking up valuable closet space, consider installing hooks inside tall cabinets to hang, organize and protect valuable equipment. For particularly valuable equipment, consider creating a custom dehumidifier nook inside cabinets to cut down on storage risks.
Non-insulated equipment storage
Flashlights, cooking equipment and tools, while not insulated, still need proper storage consideration. These items – once cleaned and free of dirt, water, dust, sand and food particles that will attract bugs and critters – can be stored in hard storage bins affixed directly to your Flow Wall. Not only does this eliminate the chance that bins will topple over and damage people or the expensive equipment, it will also keep the items out of the elements and properly organized, making it easy to find exactly what your looking for.
It’s important to remember that although electronics can be kept safely in bins or in cabinets with the rest of the camping gear, batteries should be taken out and stored separately to prevent damage. Consider investing in smaller bins and cabinets to hold items like batteries so you won’t have to dig through cluttered drawers and large bins to find exactly what you need.
Storage solutions for all kinds of campers
Whether you go camping once a year or once a week, your equipment should be stored effectively to free up space for all of life’s other hobbies. Making the choice to invest in a Flow Wall will guarantee your outdoor equipment is ready to go whenever you are.