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Camping Organization Tips

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If unorganized, camping can get hectic. You constantly search for gear through an endless mess of stuff in drawers, bags, and the trunk of your vehicle. 

This gets frustrating – especially after a long day on the trails. 

In this article, we’ll go over some camping organization gear to help keep your camping set up a bit more manageable.

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Storage Boxes 

overland storage boxes by Roam Adventure Co

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Hard-shell storage boxes are a great camping organization tool for storing gear outside your vehicle. They are secure, water and dustproof, and frankly, look cool.

Due to their design, they can be used for storing clothes or even tools or spare parts. 

Spare parts are a great item to store in these boxes, as having them outside your vehicle eliminates the rattles coming from them when driving on dirt roads. 

As these boxes are going to spend time getting drenched by the sun, cold, rain, and dirt, they need to be of good quality in order to last.

One of the best companies out there when it comes to overland storage boxes is Roam Adventure Co. 

Their boxes come in various sizes and colors, and their quality and durability are guaranteed. 

Also, a lot of thought has gone into these products with struts that help keep the boxes open and organization pouches to ensure the inside of the box is as pretty as the outside. 

When mounting something on top of your rig, it’s important to check the dynamic weight rating of your roof rack. 

Dynamic rating is the weight number that your rack can hold when the vehicle is in motion. The last thing you want is gear flying off your roof on the freeway!

Soft Storage Bags

Rockagator Soft Storage Bags

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When it comes to interior camping organization, storage bags are a great solution. 

Unlike hard boxes, they can be squashed into small areas of your trunk to maximize space. 

In our opinion, bags such as the Rockagator are best used for storing items such as clothes, first aid kits, recovery straps, or even dry food. 

They can be packed and stored underneath seats or even inside other bags. Just make sure to label them, otherwise you will spend ages looking into every single one of them while trying to find the item you are looking for.

Molle Panels 

Molle Panels

Molle panels were first used in the army and are a great tool for camping organization.

Small items that we tend to lose in the bottom of bags or drawers can be mounted on the backside of your seats where they are easy to reach.

In most cases, the best items to mount on molle panels are things such as a handheld radio or relatively small soft bags with items like first aid, small tools, or airing down and up equipment. 

Any accessory you use regularly works great on molle panels as you can access it easily and quickly. 

A Convenient Camp Table

car camping Tailgater Tire Table

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Camping organization isn’t important just for vehicle storage but also while being at camp.

Having a small table to put stuff on or to sit around and relax is crucial, and we think we have found the best solution. 

This Tailgater Tire Table is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to have a second area for cooking or just sitting around.

tire-table

Its aluminum design means that it is safe to use with hot items such as camp stoves or even hot pots and plates. 

Using this to cook or just as a space for less-used items while at camp helps declutter your main table or sitting area making everything more organized.

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And since the table attaches to the tire of your vehicle or trailer, it’s always level and sturdy, no matter the surrounding terrain.

On top of that, the Tailgater Tire Table is easy to install with no tools required. Since it weighs just 5.5 pounds, it’s easy to pack and unpack for your camping adventures, or, if you’re like me, you can use it to get some work done while you’re out in the beauty of the wilds!

Use a Gear Mounting Plate

Aiden James Customs gear plate4

Using a mounting plate such as the one by Aiden James Customs can transform the way the trunk of your vehicle looks. 

This mounting plate takes camping organization to another level by providing designated mounting spots for fridges, drawers, and even kitchens. 

This does not only organize your gear but also prevents rattles and keeps everything securely mounted in the event of sudden braking or a collision. 

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Boxes and bags are great budget-friendly solutions; however, if you have the money for a gear plate and some good quality drawers for your specific vehicle, camping organization will become a breeze. 

You can even combine drawer storage solutions with boxes and bags to achieve the ultimate balance. With a few labels and designated spots for each item setting up your camp or grabbing anything you want out of your vehicle will be quick and easy.

Camping Organization Final Thoughts

Packing vehicle for camping vacation trip.

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Camping organization is crucial. It can be the difference between an enjoyable camping experience and a frustrating one. 

By taking the time to label bags, boxes, or drawers, and using functional products such as the Aiden James Custom gear plate and the Tailgater Tire Table, we can reassure you that finding everything will be easy. 

If you have any further questions regarding camping organization or for anything else off-road or overland-related, visit the forum section of our page. 

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