Camping Season is Upon Us!
The snow has melted and though we may still be seeing the odd white stuff on the ground, summer IS coming! We swear it! Not only is it arriving - it looks like it’s going a GREAT one!
Just imagine: the lake, the sun, your favourite people, a mallow roasting on the fire at camp… Ah, that’s the life.
Soon camp will be open, and that means it is time to make some preparations, so we’ve made a handy checklist to help you prepare for your best camping season yet!
They say change your view, change your life! There’s no greater view than peering up to beautiful trees and sunshine!
For the RVers:
Inspect the unit inside and out - check for leaks, signs of critter friends, any repairs that are needed, check the tires.
Repair or tidy as needed.
Go through your camp essentials list - are the linens cleaned and packed, dishes, cookware, camp games, beach towels stocked - don’t forget the sunscreen and bug repellent!
Summerize the water system:
Connect all lines and put filter jar in place
Connect to a water source or fill up fresh water tank (ensure pump bypass is set to summer)
Turn on the water!
Open taps and let run until water is clear (turn on everything that uses water - outside shower, toilet, ice makers, dishwashers, laundry)
Taking the plug out of the water heater, switch the bypass valve(s)
Let water rinse bottom of water heater for a few minutes
install water heater plug and let it fill
Double check to make sure all lines are running clear
Turn on water heater breaker!
If planning to travel around, book your summer stays!
Pack the swim suits, the family, and the snacks, and hit the road!
For the Tenters
Inspect your gear - tents, sleeping bags, foams, mattresses, stove, dishes, cooler
Repair/clean as needed
Go through your camp essentials list - stock up on sunscreen, bug repellent, s’more ingredients, camp foods, beach towels, eco-friendly soaps, first aid kit, and camp games
Book your summer destinations, invite your friends, and have the best summer ever!
What’s your favourite thing to pack for a camping trip! We’d love to know - comment below!