An aspect we often overlook when camping is storage, and we don’t mean simply having space to pack your gear. We mean dedicated campsite storage that you can set up and place either inside your tent or around your campsite to keep your dishes, utensils, and other camping essentials organized. You may not realize it, but there are some brilliant portable camp cupboards available that perform this role perfectly.
Portable camping storage usually comes in the form of collapsible shelving units that have canvas sides and foldable frames or frames that break apart into individual components. They might stand around waist height and give you fantastic organizational storage for things like bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles and cooking utensils.
storage is an essential item despite often being overlooked and there are some
fantastic and ingenious products available. They are often foldable or
collapsible and can be dismantled to a small footprint so you can easily place
them inside your backpack, car, or campervan. If you have lots of small items
or are camping for a long time and need cooking utensils, camp storage can
really help and make sure you don’t misplace anything.
How portable is the camping storage unit?
is everything when camping and this is true for camping storage too. We
understand that when the storage is set up it will take up quite a lot of space
– but that’s not the point. The point is that it should be portable when not in
use. Ideally, you want a storage unit that collapses, folds, or dismantles into
a small size so that it can fit inside your luggage without taking up too much
How many storage compartments does it have?
important consideration is how many individual compartments or shelves the unit
has. This will determine exactly what you can store in it, but also how
organized you can make things. More shelves equals better organization whereas
only one or two shelves could make things trickier. Think about what you want
to store inside the camping cupboard, and you should be able to determine the
ideal number of shelves or compartments and their size.
What materials is the storage cupboard made from?
storage solutions usually have three components – the frame, sides, and
shelves. Typically, the frame and shelves are constructed from the same material,
and this is mainly plastic or a durable metal like stainless steel. The sides
are usually canvas or fabric or some flexible material that can be folded or
easily stored. Look at the materials and see if you think they are durable and
suitable for the type of camping you do.
Is the camping cupboard suitable for outdoor use?
on the size of your tent you may not have enough room to place camp storage
inside. Therefore, it would be used outside and perhaps sat outside your tent
around the campsite or next to your vehicle. There is no use buying an item
that is not waterproof or will get easily damaged outside. Look at the materials
it is made from, and you should be able to tell if it is suitable for outdoor
use or not. The manufacturer might specifically state that it’s an outdoor
storage unit too.
What are the overall dimensions of the camp storage unit?
storage capacity is important but so is the overall size of the camping
cupboard. Usually, these items are a cuboid shape and stand upright so they
take up less floor space but more vertical space. You should consider where you
want to use the storage and then you can see the maximum size you can
accommodate. For example, perhaps you want to keep the camp storage inside your
tent for your clothes or toiletries? Alternatively, you might want to keep it
in your awning and therefore can accommodate a much larger unit.
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