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Camping Season Is Upon Us! What You Need to Know about Camping Gear and Storage

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Camping Season Is Upon Us! What You Need to Know about Camping Gear and Storage

As Hong Kong is moving towards the cooler seasons, there’s no better time to go camping. Before embarking on a camping trip in Hong Kong, proper preparation is essential. From sleeping bags to insect repellent, ensuring you have the right equipment for camping will enhance your outdoor experience. Learn about the camping gear you’ll need and how to store it so that it’ll last for years to come.

What To Bring When Camping

Knowing what camping tools to bring can be a challenge. If you bring too little, you might not have the best camping experience if the conditions change. If you bring too much, you’ll have plenty to carry when getting to your campsite. Ideally, you’d want to bring just what you need for your trip and a bit extra in case of emergencies. By following this camping checklist, you will know what equipment you need in order to have an enjoyable experience.


1. Tent and Sleeping Bag

When choosing a tent and sleeping bag for camping in Hong Kong, consider factors such as size, weight, durability, and weather resistance. Opt for a waterproof tent with good ventilation to combat humidity and occasional rain. Choose a sleeping bag suitable for the temperature range and prioritize compactness and portability.


2. Portable Lights and Power Supply

If you’re planning to camp overnight, it is best that everyone keeps 1 or 2 sources of light with them for safety reasons. Opt for rechargeable LED lanterns or headlamps for hands-free convenience. Don't forget to bring a reliable power supply, such as portable power banks or solar chargers, to keep your devices and lights powered throughout your outdoor adventure.


3. Maps and Navigation Tools

While most smartphones have a map function, it is also important to keep a copy of a map of the region in case the area you’re camping in has poor internet reception. Reliable topographic maps, compasses, and GPS devices will help you navigate through the scenic trails and diverse terrain. Stay prepared and ensure a smooth and enjoyable outdoor experience by having the right tools to find your way around.


4. Appropriate Clothing

When camping, what you wear will depend on where the campsite is located and when you’re camping. Choose moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabrics to combat Hong Kong’s humid climate. Pack a mix of long and short-sleeved shirts, comfortable pants, and shorts. Don't forget a waterproof jacket and sturdy footwear for unpredictable weather and varied terrains.


5. Cooking Set

Cooking while camping is an experience that can't be imitated anywhere else. When possible, choose lightweight and compact options. Carry a portable stove, fuel canister, and a set of cookware with nesting pots, pans, and utensils. Don't forget the essential tools like a cutting board, knife, and collapsible water container.


6. Insect Repellent

No matter which season, you’d never want to go camping without this. Even though the weather is cooler than in the summer, Hong Kong’s humid climate attracts mosquitoes and other biting insects. Protect yourselves and your fellow campers from unwanted visits from insects.

7. Cleaning Supplies

Not only will you need to clean up your campsite before you leave, but staying clean and hygienic will ensure you have the best camping experience. Pack biodegradable soap for dishes and personal hygiene. Include a small brush or sponge for cleaning utensils. Biodegradable wet wipes are convenient for quick cleanups of the equipment. [1] [2] [DH3] It is also crucial that we leave our campsites in the same condition as when we arrived. By leaving without trace, we reduce our ecological footprint and preserve the campsite better for generations to come.


8. Portable Tables and Chairs

While some campsites will have benches, you might need to bring a set of tables and chairs if you’re staying in a clearing. Look for lightweight, foldable options that are easy to carry. Compact camping tables provide a convenient surface for meals and activities. Folding chairs offer a place to relax and unwind.

Equipment Storage and Maintenance

We understand that camping enthusiasts own different sets of camping tools to meet the needs of their camping experiences. Like these enthusiasts, we recommend proper storage of your camping gear to ensure its longevity and readiness for future outdoor adventures. Most equipment (such as camping stoves and portable lights) should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from moisture. However, there are some items which you’d need to take extra care of.

Tents and Sleeping Bags

It is essential that tents, sleeping bags, and other fabric-based gear need to be cleaned and dry before being put away. Tents are generally made with delicate materials that can be damaged by washing machines, which is why it’s best to hand wash them. As for sleeping bags, the majority can be machine-washed. Cleaning them and letting them dry prevents mold and unpleasant odors from building up.

Portable Tables and Chairs

Even though most equipment for camping is built to last, keeping portable tables and chairs in the best condition possible is important to ensure that they last for many years to come. Your chairs and tables are more than likely to pick up mud, sand, and residue from food, which is why it is important to wipe them down thoroughly before storing them away. If you’re not expecting to use them in the near future, we recommend disassembling them to make storage easier.

Generally, you would want to store your camping equipment somewhere cool and away from sunlight. Whether you’re storing old gear after upgrading, camping gear you don’t use frequently, or equipment too bulky to keep at home, you can consider choosing RedBox’s Self Storage.

Storing Your Camping Gear With RedBox Self Storage

Our storage facilities offer a range of features that ensure that your camping gear remains in the same condition you stored it in. Each self-storage unit has temperature and humidity kept at a constant, making sure all your camping tools stay in the cool, dry climate. We also offer a range of unit sizes, from small closets to store only your camping gear to larger units to store a variety of camping essentials.


RedBox Mini Storage, Hong Kong Premier Storage Provider.

Our mini storage solutions:

Self Storage | Self-managed storage units to suit every need; 
Door-To-Door Storage | We pick up, store and deliver your items when it suits you; 
Business Storage | We offer tailored and flexible solutions to maximize your business performance; 
Packaging & Merchandise | Everything you need to protect your belongings.

Our storage solution makes de-cluttering your residence simple and stress-free. For however long you need space, we are here to help. Whether it’s extra furniture, sporting equipment, seasonal clothes or an extensive collection of rare antique books, RedBox Mini Storage has a friendly storage solution custom-made for you. With our storage facilities located near metro stations, it couldn't be more convenient. Just tell us about your clutter and we’ll advise you the rest of the way. Your valuables are always valued in our care.

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