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Safely store your camping gear


South Africa is a renowned location for its magnificent camping spots. With countless adventurous destinations along the coast and inland, it is no wonder we have so many active campers.

You can’t always predict the weather so that is why it’s important to make sure your gear is easily accessible as well as safely stored, because the best camping trips happen spontaneously.

Whether you camp regularly or not, there’s nothing worse than pulling out your gear for an excursion only to find that items have been damaged due to poor storage.

These four tips will help you to safely store your camping gear.

Clean everything first

Never put your gear back into storage without cleaning off any mud or dirt and also make sure you dry your gear thoroughly before storing. If you put your gear into storage without cleaning it, be prepared to deal with any mould or mildew.

Air out your gear

Once you’ve cleaned your tent and sleeping bags, find the right place to dry them and make sure it’s out of direct sunlight, as UV rays can damage the materials. Don’t rush into packing your gear away as you don’t want mould or mildew ruining your expensive gear. Avoid storing a sleeping bag for too long in its bag as it may alter the insulation.

Remove all batteries from electronic items

If you not sure when your next camping trip may be, it’s best to remove all batteries from your torches, headlamps, GPRS devices and radios. Batteries are expensive and so are the items mentioned, therefore by removing the batteries, it will help prevent corrosion and battery discharge.

Protect your gear

Packing your gear away it simple with at Stor-Age. We sell a wide range of packing equipment to assist you in storing your expensive camping items safely. Make use of containers and don’t forget to label. The safety of your belongings is our number one priority as our units feature world-class security. You can sleep peacefully knowing your camping will be safe.

If camping is your hobby and you enjoy a spontaneous getaway, with our conveniently located and accessible facilities, we’ll make sure you’ll be on your way in no time. If you are looking safe space to store you camping gear, why not give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or get an instant self storage quote on our website.



Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 14 May 2019 | Tips And Hints