How to Store Your Camping Gear for the Season

August 8th, 2018

As this summer comes to an end we will soon be faced with what we should do with all of our camping gear. Instead of having it take up space at home or in your garage you will want to look into placing your gear in a storage unit at US 60 Self Storage in Mesa, Arizona. Below are some tips for you to try when you start preparing your gear for their stay in storage over the winter season.


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 duffel bag or storage bins will not only keep it safe in storage, but will allow for easiness in preparing for your next adventure.

Once your camping gear is safely stored in your new storage unit at US 60 Self Storage in Mesa, Arizona you can rest easy knowing it will be ready for next summer’s camping adventures.