If your children are going camping this year, you will need to plan all the preparations so that nothing is left to chance. Organising the suitcase or camp backpack will be one of the most important things to do. If the children are over six years old, it will be a nice learning experience if you encourage them to participate in the preparation of their luggage. To make it easier, The Home Academy offers you five simple tips for packing a camp backpack. Will you join us?
- Make a first and second list
To decide what to pack in your child’s backpack, make a list of the clothes and supplies you would like your child to bring. To make it easier to make this list, we recommend that you write down everything your child will be taking by category: clothes (T-shirts, shorts, pyjamas, swimming costume, cap), shoes (trainers, flip-flops), toiletries, other objects (torch, camera) If your child is taking a sleeping bag, try to put it at the bottom of the backpack or suitcase, folded up so that it takes up as little space as possible. Then, reduce this list by 25% with only the essential clothes and utensils, always considering the actual space available to store the luggage as an objective reference.
- Store clothes in categories.
Think that their backpack will be their wardrobe during those days and everything will have to be placed so that it can be found and stored easily and in an orderly fashion. That means that each type of clothing should be grouped: underwear, socks, trousers, T-shirts. To save space, fold them so that you make small pieces with each of them in a square or rectangular shape.
5 Tips for making a camping backpack
- Keep small items in the same place
Items such as socks or underwear are very easy to lose in your luggage. It is advisable to store them by category in transparent plastic bags inside the backpack.
- Keep toiletries and grooming products in a small toiletry bag.
To do this, get small sizes of gel, shampoo, anti-lice shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, sunscreen, etc. in this way, you will get the most out of the space in your backpack.
- Cloth bags for dirty clothes
In this way, you can store your clothes in them without having to generate bad smells inside your rucksack.