Tips and advice

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With experience, campers gather tips and ideas for making their trips more efficient and economical. Some examples below.

Learning from experience

For RV owners

Safety and storage

Life in a moving home can sometimes have some drawbacks. Be prepared, for greater peace of mind.

  • Always take along one or two fluorescent safety triangles and a few fluorescent vests. If you have an accident or a breakdown, these are better for signalling your presence to other drivers than a simple flashlight. 
  • Are you tired of finding containers tipped over in the fridge or spice jars spilled all over the cupboard? Here’s an idea: use wine boxes to store your juice or salad dressing bottles. Just cut off the top third of the box to get a multi-compartment storage container. Move the dividers around to make room for two-litre containers. 
  • An egg carton can be modified to hold spice jars or medications. 
  • Adhesive Velcro strips are great for attaching all kinds of things to walls or the back of the cupboard.

For tent campers 

The never-ending fight against water 

Experienced campers know that plastic bags and waterproof tarpaulins are faithful friends.

  • Put your clothing and sleeping bag in a garbage bag before stuffing it into your backpack or a storage pocket. 
  • Always keep your tourist guides, travel journals and camera in a Ziploc-type sealable plastic bag. 
  • Spread a tarp out on the ground before setting up your tent, for help keeping the heat in and the water out. 
  • Stretch a tarp between trees over your picnic table, to make a dry outdoor shelter when it rains. 

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