Look at this checklist to see what you might want to stock up on early!
- Bottled Water
Hydration is extremely important, and if you ever don't have access to fresh water, bottled water will be a lifesaver!
- Soda, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Etc.
This is a personal preference, but some people enjoy drinking soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea. These drinks have lengthy expiration dates, so they are good items to stock up on early, especially if there are sales.
- Non-perishable food
Non-perishable food is especially important in case there is a power outage. You want to grab things that can be eaten without heating. Plus you'll want to bring items like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars. You can always cook over the open fire too!
- First Aid Supplies
Your best bet is to purchase a fully stocked first aid kit. If you already have one, make sure it has all the supplies you'll need. You never know what types of injuries can happen on the road, while hiking or just while having a good time. Even if you require medical attention, you can prevent a lot of damage by having a first aid kid handy.
Smaller toiletries are great for an RV. You can stock up on these when there are sales as well. You'll not only save money, but you'll have everything you need without having to pack it from home. Plus the smaller toiletries are great for carting with you to campground showers.
You never know when you'll need a tarp. These can be an expensive purchase depending on the size you need, so picking up one early will save you both time and money before you embark on your next RV adventure.
- Clothing Items
If you live in Florida like we do, you probably have a serious shortage of winter clothes. If you're going RV camping somewhere cold, you'll want to stock up on long underwear, gloves, sweaters and sweatpants now! You don't want to purchase a whole wardrobe of warm clothes two days before your vacation.
- Fire Wood
Okay, firewood is seriously important. After all, how are you going to cook those s'mores. We mention firewood because it can be extremely difficult to get in some places. If it has recently rained, all the firewood may be too wet to use. Stock up now and avoid the trouble.
What items do you stock up on before an RV camping trip?