Like any new experience, though, the task of preparing for an inaugural camping trip can seem rather daunting, so the editorial team at Outdoor Families Magazine has made it a mission to help families organize the ultimate camping bin storage system for such trips. Read on, then sit back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Most frequent car camping families rely on checklists to make sure nothing is left behind. If this summer marks the first time you’ve ventured out for an overnight in nature, try this basic list created by the OFM team for a quicker getaway to the forest, beach, or mountains.
THE CAMPING BINS
The foundation for camping bin organization starts with two sturdy, 70-quart plastic bins and one 16-quart plastic bin. We recommend the clear variety for easier tracking of items inside, and a strong latch or snap-type top is a must to ensure these meticulously-packed containers don’t spill on campground dirt or inside the car. The three family camping bins we will cover include essentials for lighting, cooking, cleaning, playing, and more.
In the next section, our checklist will go over the must-haves for the Utility Bin, including suggestions for lighting up your campsite and the perfect family first aid kit.