Self storage is a game-changer for storing camping and outdoor gear. When returning from a wonderful camping trip and all of your gear is damp and covered in dirt after spending time in the great outdoors, the last thing you want is to clutter up your home or garage with it. This is where self storage comes in. It makes it so easy. Just pack your camping and outdoor gear into your self storage unit for safekeeping where it can stay until you are ready for your next camping or hiking adventure.

Imagine having a designated space for all your camping essentials. A place where your tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and hiking gear can safely stay until the next journey calls. A self storage unit offers precisely that—an organized, secure, and convenient solution to safeguard your gear until you need it again.

Some of the Main Advantages of Self Storage for Camping and Outdoor Gear

  1. Space to Spare

    A self storage unit provides ample room for camping and outdoor gear of all shapes and sizes. Whether you have kayaks, bicycles, bulky tents, or camping chairs,  self storage units come in various sizes, ensuring that you can find the perfect space to keep your gear safe. No more worrying about using up valuable space at home.

  2. Keep Your Camping and Outdoor Gear Organised

    No more cramming your gear into spaces in your home that are already full of your stuff or piling it haphazardly in the garage. With a self storage unit, you can organise your camping gear systematically. Label boxes, stack equipment neatly, and create a system to make retrieving items a breeze for your next adventure.

  3. Security

    Security is paramount when it comes to storing valuable outdoor gear. Reputable self storage facilities employ security measures such as surveillance cameras, gated access, and individual unit locks to ensure your belongings remain safe and sound.

  4. Convenience and Accessibility

    One of the beauties of self storage is its accessibility. Need to grab your tent for a spontaneous camping trip? No problem. Most facilities offer convenient access hours, allowing you to retrieve or store your gear whenever you need to.

  5. Keep Your Home Clutter Free

    If you want to improve the organisation of your living space by getting rid of unnecessary items, storing your camping and outdoor gear in a self storage unit is a great way to begin. This easy step will help maintain a tidy home. Remember, your garage is intended for your car, not as storage for camping supplies. By choosing a self storage unit, you can confidently create more space and ensure the safety and security of your belongings.

  6. Self Storage is a Long-Term Solution

    Self storage facilities offer more than just a temporary solution for storing your belongings. They can also provide a long-term solution for keeping your camping gear safe and secure, season after season. This is especially useful for individuals who don’t have enough space at home or for those who want to protect their gear during the off-season.

  7. Cost-Effectiveness

    Investing in a self storage unit might seem like an added expense but consider the cost of potential damage or the need to repurchase gear that’s deteriorated due to improper storage. In the long run, self storage can save you money by preserving the quality and ensuring that your camping equipment lasts for many years.

Tips for Storage – How to Pack your Camping and Outdoor Gear

Packing your camping and outdoor equipment for storage in a self storage unit requires careful planning and organisation to ensure everything stays in good condition and is easily accessible when you need it next. Here are some guidelines for you to follow:

  • All Items need to be clean and dry

    Before storing any equipment, ensure that everything is clean and completely dry. Dirt, moisture, or food residue left on anything can attract pests or cause mould and mildew to develop over time. Clean tents, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, and other gear according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Sort your gear into categories

    Separate your gear into categories such as camping furniture, cooking supplies, sleeping gear, clothing, and so on. This step helps in organizing and packing items together, making it easier to locate them later.

  • Disassemble and fold

    Take apart any equipment that can be disassembled, such as tent poles, and fold items like tents and tarps neatly. Pack them in their original bags if available or use a designated storage bag to keep them together and protected. Keep track of tent poles and pegs as these are easy to mislay which will cause you loads of problems on your next camping trip.

  • Packing your sleeping gear

    Pack sleeping bags loosely in large cotton bags or pillowcases to maintain their loft. Avoid compressing them for extended periods as it can damage their insulation properties. Air mattresses or sleeping pads should be deflated and rolled tightly for storage.

  • Label everything and create an inventory

    Label each box with its contents in case you need to find something specific. An inventory will help you keep track of what you have and make it easier to locate a specific item when you need to.

Some additional tips for camping gear storage

  • Roll up and secure extension cords and ropes neatly to prevent tangling.
  • Remove batteries from devices to prevent corrosion and damage.
  • Use vacuum-sealed bags for clothing to save space and protect against moisture and pests.
  • Store items like camping stoves and fuel canisters separately and make sure they are empty to prevent leaks.

Follow these tips to ensure that your camping and outdoor gear remains in tip-top condition and easily accessible for your next outdoor adventure.

Stop & Store Fareham for Camping Gear Storage

When you need somewhere to keep your camping and outdoor gear safely, and without cluttering up your home, contact us at Stop & Store Fareham.

Rentals are available from one month to as long as you need.

Please contact us on 01329 556174 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.