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Monday, 23 November 2015 09:59

Storing Camping Gear

 

As the weather get colder, our summer outdoor activities are put on hold. This means storing your camping gear for the cold winter months. Elite Storage in Logmont, CO will help you find the perfect storage unit for all of your camping gear. To make sure the quality of your gear stays impact through the winter months of storage, here are some steps to help you in the storing process.

 

Tents

In order to keep your tent in working order, it is important to make sure your tent in clean and dry before letting it sit in storage. If weather permits, set up your tent at home to make sure every surface, inside and out, is dry. Once the tent is dry, clean out the tent of any remaining dirt or plant life. By taking the time to make sure your tent is clean and dry you prevent the growth of unwanted mold and mildew.

 

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags can easily get dirty and trap unwanted materials in its folds. After your camping trip, shake out your sleeping bag and undo all the zippers and folds to make sure all the dirt is out of it. Washing your sleeping bag in a front loading washing machine before storing it is highly recommended. Hang it to dry on a hanger or lying flat. Make sure the sleeping bag is completely dry and placed in its sack before storing.

 

Camping Accessories

Camping accessories can be anything from electronics to cooking utensils. You want to ensure the cleanliness of these items as well. Removing batteries from flashlights, GPS devices, or other battery powered electronics will help protect them from potential corrosion. You can store all the batteries together in a plastic bag near your camping electronics to have them ready for your next camping adventure. When it comes to cooking utensils make sure they are scrubbed clean and don’t have any remaining food particles. By placing all cooking gear in a duffle bag or storage bins will not only keep it safe in storage, but will allow for easiness in preparing for your next adventure.

 

Going back to your storage unit throughout the winter months is recommended. This way you can make sure your items are still in pristine condition. Take time to shake out sleeping bags and rearrange camping gear to make sure there is no risk of corrosion or falling. Elite Storage in Longmont, CO has the perfect storage units for all of your storage needs. We can help you keep all of your summer camping gear safe and ready to go. If you have any questions about our units please call our friendly customer service representatives today.

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