The Essentials That All Campers Should Have

By: Gregg Hall

There are basic items that we should always bring with us when we leave the house, "essentials". The reason they are called essentials, is because they are just that: essential. Simply leaving the house, we usually have a cell phone, keys, and some form of money. As running out to do an errand across town requires specific and necessary items, camping does as well, only each requires different things for different purposes. There are many items you should be acquainted with for the interior and exterior of your camper so that you can plan accordingly.

Interior Camper Accessories:

Insulation is any material used to reduce or resist the flow of energy. Some types of insulators include:

Thermal insulators (reduce the flow of heat)
Electrical insulators (reduce the flow of energy)
Acoustical insulators (reduce the flow of sound)

The Knob is a movable control that is used to change the settings of the controlled instrument (i.e. The automobile used for outdoor camping.)

Steering wheels are the type of steering control that is used in most modern vehicles. It is part of the steering system controlled via the driver. The rest of the steering system responds to the actions the steering wheel produces.

Storage Units are used for keeping materials brought for outdoor camping. Some basic examples of storage units are cup holder, storage bins, and coolers.

Exterior Camper Accessories:

Awning-A secondary covering attached to the exterior wall. Typically, it is made of canvas or acrylic cloth, which is stretched over a light structure of one of the following: aluminum, iron, steel, or wood. The design ends up something of a truss, space frame, and planar frame.

Tent-A shelter built from material draped over a frame of poles or ropes. Tents can either be attached to the ground with pegs or stakes, or it can be freestanding.

Hubcap-(aka: "mud flaps" or "wheel covers") A decorative disk on the wheel of an automobile, which covers at least the central section of the tire. Many cars with alloy wheels or styled steel wheels generally use smaller ones, while stamped steel wheels often use full wheel covers to conceal the entire wheel.

Trailer- A vehicle, which is not powered, but instead pulled by a vehicle, which is powered. You can use to store goods and materials. It is weather-resistant and can be used to sleep in.

As a camper, having these accessories indicates that you are well prepared to have a safe, fun camping trip. Experiment with a variety of accessories to find the ones that work best for you. You may find that there is a couple camping accessories that you just cannot live without.

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