Truck Tips

5 Tips For Truck Camping

Camping in the back of a truck should be on any truck owner’s bucket list. You have the freedom to travel anywhere and spend the night wherever you park. Not only is it entirely liberating, you can actually save money while still having a great time. To make the most out of your experience, follow these five tips for truck camping.

mark fullerPack essentials. 

No matter where you are going or staying, the most important rule for road trips and camping is packing all the essentials, plus extra. 

This includes all the basic essentials, such as water, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, first aid kits, Swiss army knife, maps, flash lights, basic toiletries, and sun/bug protection. If you would prefer to add some “glamorous” amenities to your camping experience, consider bringing phone chargers, speakers, chairs, fire starter, utensils, and dishes. 

Pre-plan meals.

Before hitting the road, it is important to plan your campfire-friendly meals ahead of time. If you are looking for low-maintenance ideas, pack some hot dogs, beans, and potatoes. 

By pre-planning and prepping, you can make more intricate meals that are just as easy to cook over the campfire. This includes bringing already skewed kabobs, pizza, stir-fry, and even casseroles. 

Keep it clean. 

Camping in your truck is only half the fun. The other half is going hiking, swimming, biking, canoeing, and all the other activities in the area. Do your best to keep the interior space of your truck clean by keeping dirty clothes and equipment away. Not only will this prevent illness, but also prevent insects and other creatures from finding their way into your truck. 

Store dirty clothes in sealed bags and place muddy shoes on trash bags or tarps outside. A broom or handheld vacuum is perfect for getting rid of dust, dirt, and gravel in the vehicle. 

Bring activities. 

The best part about going camping is getting away from our busy lives and living in the moment with the people we care about most. 

While hiking and swimming are both great activities, camping provides people with the rare opportunity to sit back, relax, and have some good old-fashioned fun. This means bringing board games, playing cards, frisbee, books, and crafts.

Prepare for poor weather conditions. 

You know what they say – Mother Nature is full of surprises. Even if you pick the best weekend in the whole year to go camping, you still might get stuck in a downpour. 

If you plan on sleeping in the bed of your truck, be sure to pack a waterproof tent just in case. Practice putting up the tent over the truck so you are prepared when the time comes. If possible, make sure your sleeping bags and other equipment are water resistant as well.

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