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Packing For Your RV Vacation: What To Take And What

To Leave At Home

By Jamie Strand     When you are going camping in a recreational vehicle (RV), it is easy to overpack and bring too much stuff. You will have more room to work with than if you were camping in a tent, but taking too much can lead to disorganization and frustration. What should you take along and what should you leave at home? Read on to find out. Take along the camping basics There are some basics to pack when you're headed off on an RV vacation. A first aid kit is vital, and it should include items like a flashlight, batteries, bandages, antiseptic wipe packets, aspirin, hydrocortisone ointment, tweezers, a blanket, and scissors. Bring clothing to cover an assortment of weather conditions, from hot to rainy to chilly, and take appropriate shoes (close-toed) too. Any RV camping packing list also needs to include some maintenance items. You should bring some basic tools: duct tape, a tire pressure gauge, battery jumping cables, fuses, and an emergency warning light, along with a pocket knife, materials for changing a tire, and back-up vehicle fluids. You should also take along essentials for campfires, such as matches, a water bucket, and small shovel for when it's time to put it out at the end of the night. Camping via your RV means that you need to load up on a number of household items, too. Bring bedding, kitchen and bath towels, and cleaning supplies, along with toiletries, sunscreen, bug spray, wet wipes, and tissues. A table and chairs may come in handy for sitting outside, and you may find that you need extras like electrical cords, lanterns, a handheld vacuum, and other items that will help your RV feel like home. Plan ahead for mealtimes One big perk to camping in an RV is that you have a kitchen available to you, so stock it thoroughly. You will want to have napkins, paper towels, storage containers, and pots with lids, along with knives, measuring cups, trash bags, dish detergent, plates, cups, and utensils. Don't forget items like can or bottle openers as well as trash bags, plastic zip-top bags, and aluminum foil. Do some meal planning before your departure so that you can be prepared with the foods you'll need. You will want to pack all of your favorite spices and seasonings, and stock up on shelf- stable essentials like coffee, peanut butter, oatmeal, and pasta. Aim to keep your camping meals simple, utilizing one-pot meals, crock pots, or pressure cookers to put together easy meals that don't require a lot of clean up afterward. Leave the extras and fancy stuff at home What kinds of items should you leave at home? Kampgrounds of America suggests skipping kitchen gadgets that will not truly be needed as well as too much “just in case” back-up food. Bring tool basics, not the whole kit and caboodle, and go with the firewood available at the campsite rather than lugging around your own. If you can leave your laptop and work projects behind, that's great too. If you must bring valuables, make sure not to store them in any slide compartments that can only be accessed via the RV’s electrical system. If something goes awry with the vehicle, you’ll want to make sure you have easy access to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to seek assistance. Packing your RV for a camping trip is a big project, but getting organized ahead of your departure will pay off when you get to the campsite. Plan meals ahead of time so you have what you need on hand and look for simple options like one-pot meals to keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying the outdoors. Stock up on basics like a first aid kid, household items, and maintenance necessities and enjoy how relaxing your trip can be after packing so well ahead of time.  Author Jamie Strand is an unashamed nerd. He teaches community college and loves spending time with his two daughters. He wants to share his love of science and math with kids today and that’s why he and a friend got together to create Scicamps.org. [Image via Pixabay]
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By Jamie Strand     When you are going camping in a recreational vehicle (RV), it is easy to overpack and bring too much stuff. You will have more room to work with than if you were camping in a tent, but taking too much can lead to disorganization and frustration. What should you take along and what should you leave at home? Read on to find out. Take along the camping basics There are some basics to pack when you're headed off on an RV vacation. A first aid kit is vital, and it should include items like a flashlight, batteries, bandages, antiseptic wipe packets, aspirin, hydrocortisone ointment, tweezers, a blanket, and scissors. Bring clothing to cover an assortment of weather conditions, from hot to rainy to chilly, and take appropriate shoes (close-toed) too. Any RV camping packing list also needs to include some maintenance items. You should bring some basic tools: duct tape, a tire pressure gauge, battery jumping cables, fuses, and an emergency warning light, along with a pocket knife, materials for changing a tire, and back-up vehicle fluids. You should also take along essentials for campfires, such as matches, a water bucket, and small shovel for when it's time to put it out at the end of the night. Camping via your RV means that you need to load up on a number of household items, too. Bring bedding, kitchen and bath towels, and cleaning supplies, along with toiletries, sunscreen, bug spray, wet wipes, and tissues. A table and chairs may come in handy for sitting outside, and you may find that you need extras like electrical cords, lanterns, a handheld vacuum, and other items that will help your RV feel like home. Plan ahead for mealtimes One big perk to camping in an RV is that you have a kitchen available to you, so stock it thoroughly. You will want to have napkins, paper towels, storage containers, and pots with lids, along with knives, measuring cups, trash bags, dish detergent, plates, cups, and utensils. Don't forget items like can or bottle openers as well as trash bags, plastic zip-top bags, and aluminum foil. Do some meal planning before your departure so that you can be prepared with the foods you'll need. You will want to pack all of your favorite spices and seasonings, and stock up on shelf- stable essentials like coffee, peanut butter, oatmeal, and pasta. Aim to keep your camping meals simple, utilizing one-pot meals, crock pots, or pressure cookers to put together easy meals that don't require a lot of clean up afterward. Leave the extras and fancy stuff at home What kinds of items should you leave at home? Kampgrounds of America suggests skipping kitchen gadgets that will not truly be needed as well as too much “just in case” back-up food. Bring tool basics, not the whole kit and caboodle, and go with the firewood available at the campsite rather than lugging around your own. If you can leave your laptop and work projects behind, that's great too. If you must bring valuables, make sure not to store them in any slide compartments that can only be accessed via the RV’s electrical system. If something goes awry with the vehicle, you’ll want to make sure you have easy access to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to seek assistance. Packing your RV for a camping trip is a big project, but getting organized ahead of your departure will pay off when you get to the campsite. Plan meals ahead of time so you have what you need on hand and look for simple options like one-pot meals to keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying the outdoors. Stock up on basics like a first aid kid, household items, and maintenance necessities and enjoy how relaxing your trip can be after packing so well ahead of time.  Author Jamie Strand is an unashamed nerd. He teaches community college and loves spending time with his two daughters. He wants to share his love of science and math with kids today and that’s why he and a friend got together to create Scicamps.org. [Image via Pixabay]
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