Whether you are planning to take any camping trips in the spring or not, now is a great time to start thinking about the supplies you might need. There can be a lot to consider when going on an RV trip, and it's easy to forget something important. Here is a selection of a few items you should remember to bring along, especially as the weather starts getting warmer.
The necessity of a first aid kit it is something on which most everyone can agree. You'll want to be prepared for minor accidents or treatable injuries. This is especially true when you are a long way from home. The further away you are from the nearest doctor, the more essential a first aid kit becomes. It can give you peace of mind knowing that you'll be able to take care of minor incidents. It's important to make sure the first aid kit is well-stocked with all the basic items, and has enough supplies to accommodate your group. The Deluxe Travel First Aid Kit from Total Resources is a 237 piece set that comes with everything you need, including bandages, tape, burn cream and ointments.
As we get into
warmer weather, especially in the woods or at a campground, the need to have a good insect repellant becomes clear. It goes beyond insect sprays, which is ideal for people who have sensitive skin. RVUpgrades offers a variety of
that do not come in direct contact with your skin, such as
citronella candles and mosquito coils. These items help deter flying insects from invading your space.
a good supply of water with you when you travel is important no matter what the time of year. The warmer it gets, the greater this need becomes, especially since you'll be doing more activities outside. Obviously sugar filled drinks and sodas are not going to take care of your thirst the way water does. You can use a water container to store fresh water, in the event that there is not a supply available. Water containers also make it easy to carry the water where you need it. For larger quantities, Reliance Aqua-Tainer can hold up to 7 gallons, and is made from material that is safe for drinking water. If you want to store a smaller amount, Coghlan's has a
2 gallon container
that has the added bonus of being collapsible when empty. Water containers can also come in handy for outdoor entertaining, or in home emergency situations.
are common in the springtime, and can also be frequent in the summer, depending on the climate. It's a good idea to have forms of indoor entertainment with you, especially if you are bringing kids along. Indoor games are a great alternative to computers and TVs. Card games can easily pass the time, and an indoor dart set can provide a good distraction. As an example, the Prime Products Dart Board rolls up when you don't need it, and uses magnetic darts to avoid the hazards of sharp tips.
By Julie T
Essential RV Camping Supplies
Examples of motorhome camping accessories to consider: