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It’s no secret around here that we are avid campers. In good old crazy PA weather, we can usually expect camping season to start in April and end sometime in early October. We have evolved our way through the camping season first with a tent, then a pop-up and now we are considering an RV. This is big stuff for us! With an RV our camping season could last all year long. What do you think about that?
Gearing Up for Camping Season
Recently, Nationwide shared with us a post that really got my wheels turning about an RV trip. On the Nationwide blog the post “What to Pack for an RV Trip: Don’t Forget the Basics” has a lot of tips and tricks to ensure you have a smooth RV trip. Purchasing an RV or even taking an RV trip is a big step, so you want to make sure you are prepared. Gearing up and planning ahead for camping season will start your trip off on the right foot.
First off you will want to be sure to focus on the essentials. Somethings just can’t be left behind if you want to have a safe and fun time in an RV. When you visit In The Nation there’s a detailed list of those essentials, which includes disposable gloves and a first aid kit. We have used at least one item from our camping season first aid kit on every trip we have taken. Whether it’s something to ease headache pain or bandages for knees from a bicycle accident, knowing you have the essential supplies on hand is a huge relief. Once you build your list of essentials then it’s time to think about a few of the simpler things you need to pack. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the basics.
The In The Nation blog post lists a few basics that I know I have forgotten in the past and was sorry I did. The top thing on the basics list is toilet paper! Eek! You definitely need a good supply of toilet paper. It’s great for tissues, bathroom needs, make-up removal and so much more! Trash bags will come in handy for trash, storage, make shift rain gear, dirty clothing and I’m sure you’ll think of plenty of ways to use them. One of the basics that really stood out to me in the “What to Pack for an RV Trip: Don’t Forget the Basics“ post was the suggestion to make sure you pack the air freshener or room deodorizer. An RV trip can be loaded with fun, but it also means you will be all up close and personal with your friends and family. I am all about togetherness, but let’s admit it, there’s a HUGE chance that things may get a bit smelly! You will appreciate having those basics on hand more than you can imagine.
What will you be packing in your RV when you start the camping season?
Be sure to visit In The Nation and read the full post “What to Pack for an RV Trip: Don’t Forget the Basics” before you head out to begin your camping season this year.