Camping is the perfect summer activity for people who love the outdoors, but packing your car for it can be a headache, especially if you have a big family, a small car, or both. Here are some tips on the best way to pack your car for camping so you can quickly access the essentials and save as much space as possible.
First of all, you want to bring everything you’re packing outside at once and take out what’s already in your trunk so you can decide what needs to come with you and how to pack it to save the most space. Flat and heavy objects go in first, building to the lightest objects on the top.
If you’re driving a hatchback, make sure there are no heavy objects above the rearmost seats. If you get in an accident or even stop suddenly, you don’t want something heavy to be tossed forward and hit someone in the head.
The bags that are easiest to reach should have supplies you’ll need as soon as you get to your location, like flashlights in case you arrive after dark. Think about how long it will take you to get where you’re going and calculate about what time you’ll arrive—if you need to cook dinner, have fire supplies and a camp stove in the topmost bag.
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