It’s Time to Get Your Camping Gear out of Storage!

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With April nearly over and the school year winding down, your thoughts may be turning to summer and all the fun you can have with your family and friends. If you have an annual tradition of going camping, then now is the perfect time to get your gear out of storage. You’ll want to check it over to make sure that it’s still in good condition, and if you need to replace anything, you’ll have time to buy new items before you leave on your trip. At EZ Storage®, our self-storage units in Philadelphia can provide the perfect space to store your items when you return, or you can keep your camping gear separate during the fall and winter!

What Will You Need?

dreamstime_xxl_22997448Depending on how you camp (and how long you’re gone), there are a few necessary items that you’ll need to take with you. The first, and perhaps most important, item is a tent. You’ll want to be protected from the weather while you’re out in the wilderness, and you’ll want to be sure that you have enough room for everyone on the trip. If the entire family is going and all you have is a two-person tent, then you’ll want to find a bigger option before you leave.

Another important item to take with you is a cooler. There are no refrigerators in the forest, and you’ll need a way to keep your food cold until you can cook it on the grill. Speaking of grills, investing in a lightweight, portable option that can handle your cooking needs can make your camping trip much more enjoyable. With coolers and grills, you’ll want to make sure that they’re easy to pack and that they can hold everything you need.

If your family wants to enjoy some recreational activities, then you might be taking a few bikes or some kayaks with you on your trip. It’s easy enough to attach a bike rack to your car, and small kayaks can be strapped to the luggage rack on the roof. You’ll also need to pack oars, life jackets, and other water sports gear, along with helmets for those who want to ride bikes.

Where Will You Store Everything?

dreamstime_16261049Hopefully your car or truck is big enough to hold all of your camping gear and accessories while you’re gone, but what about when you get back from your trip? You can’t leave everything in your vehicle, and you don’t necessarily want to pile it all in the garage. If you’re planning to take a few more trips during the summer, then you’ll want to keep things close by, but if your basement or garage isn’t an option, then a self-storage unit can be a suitable alternative. With four locations across the greater Philadelphia area, you’ll be able to find a storage space that’s close to your home. Every EZ Storage® location offers convenient access hours on every day of the year, so if you get back on Sunday night and you need to drop off some gear, you won’t have to wait until Monday morning!

Spending a few days in nature can be a great way to unwind during the summer, and if you’re planning to go camping, now is the time get everything out of the basement, garage, or your storage unit. If you’re thinking about storing your gear during the season, or you need place to to keep things one the summer is over, then visit one of our facilities today. Our staff and resident managers are here to help you find the ideal self-storage unit, and you’ll feel confident that your belongings are safe and sound.

We look forward to meeting you!