I think we can all agree that packing and unpacking the RV and stressing about whether you’re forgetting something is one of the least fun parts of camping. Whether you’re searching for a weekend adventure or you’re all about the “RV-ing way of life”, you need to have a list of camping essentials that will turn your portable home into a self-sufficient caravan, loaded with all that bring home comfort. This means you needn’t worry if you find yourself in an RV shopping spree, because better spend all your money before the trip than get yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere without electricity, a first aid kit or flashlights.
The best camping checklist should cover everything you might need to camp in a caravan, a tent or a van. Prior to anything else, you should pack your first aid kit with painkillers, sunscreen, band aids, alcohol wipes, antiseptic creams, surgical tapes, burn sprays and vitamins. After that, you should concentrate on all the useful elements that make a caravan feel like a comfortable and safe home. This list includes: folding chairs, a compact table, a heater and a fuel, flashlights, garbage bags, a tool box, a specialized toilet cassette motorhome for the bathroom, a portable fridge, a cooking stove or a barbecue, a large pan and all the other cooking utensils for the kitchen, batteries, matches or lighters, GPS, sleeping bags if you want to be adventurous and sleep outside, umbrellas, water filters and a fire extinguisher.
At home, you may be a culinary champion, a neat freak or perhaps a heavy noon sleeper, but when you’re camping you have to remember that you’re residing in a caravan that offers you only the essentials. This is why you’ll have to be extra aware of your surroundings and existing supplies. Apart from all the things listed before, you have to keep in mind the different weather conditions. If you’re camping in summer, you won’t need a fully equipped bathroom inside your van because you can use the public camping toilets, but if you’re camping during colder seasons, make sure your bathroom has everything, from shower to toilet cassette motorhome that reduces unpleasant odours. The last thing you have to bring with you is your positive attitude. Remember, you’re going on a vacation, so embrace the weekend warrior inside you, let it go and enjoy the unknown world of adventure.