My goal is to go camping more in 2023, Where do I start?
Whether it is your first time camping or you are a seasoned RVer, it is necessary to stock your RV with these 5 categories of items. It will make your trip much more enjoyable and worry-free.
Personal: This list includes clothing, hygiene items, and electronics. For clothing, make sure you pack items appropriate for the type of activities you plan on doing, i.e., hiking, swimming, and skiing. Hygiene essentials include but are not limited to shampoo, soap, toothpaste and brush, and deodorant. Don’t forget those electronics. If you work from “home,” you will need all of the electronic tools of your trade, like your phone, computer, chargers, etc.
Tools: You want to avoid being stuck out in the middle of nowhere and have the necessary tools. These items should include screwdrivers, a hammer, zip ties, electrical cords, an extra 15amp plug, an amp meter, a sewer hose, a water hose, gloves, and wheel chocks. Anything you can think of that is useful, you should put in the toolbox. You might consider bringing an axe but refer to category 4.
Cooking & Kitchen: This is an excellent category to be utilitarian. You want a balanced amount of items here. Think of the things you always use at home: Pots, pans, plates, utensils, storage containers, knives, aluminum foil, spices, lighter, cutting boards, and nesting bowls. If you have room for a favorite appliance, awesome, some favorites are blenders or air fryers. OH…and remember that can opener!
Safety Equipment: The number one rule while camping is to try not to die while having fun. That being said, bring a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, and a flashlight.
Fun Items: Last but not least, there is a reason you are RVing…to have FUN! This category is all subjective, but some great items are books, outdoor games, chairs, cards, LED string lights, and site decorations.
Now that you are all caught up on these five simple yet essential categories, it’s time to go RVing. See you out on the open road.