How to avoid over packing your Truck Camper

There are some things that should really stay behind

Rikki Rockett's son

Let’s be honest, this may have happened to you at least once in your life: you packed this and that “just in case for a camping trip, and ended up bringing it back home being unused and completely useless for the purpose of your trip, besides taking up space and adding unnecessary weight to drag around.

There are, of course, some things that you definitely must take: enough food at least for the isolated part of your trip, appropriate clothing, your partner, the kids, the dog, first aid kit, just to name a few.

But there is other stuff that will serve you better by staying at home. After all, the off-roading adventure spirit is what you are after! Here are some examples of what we are talking about:

Gourmet kitchen appliances and utensils

Unless you custom ordered the space to accommodate any of them, let’s face it, taking the bread-making machine on your Truck Camper trip for example, might not be the best idea. It will sure be nice to have some fresh homemade bread when you wake up, but the space that it takes up inside your camper is not worth it. The same principle applies to any other non-essential kitchen cookware, with a couple of regular pans and pots you should be fine.

Lots of food or cans

Camping planning

Packing an extra six-pack of canned soup might give you some peace of mind at first, but chances are you are not going to use it. Bringing extra of anything is not the most convenient thing to do on these trips, it is better for you to plan ahead all the meals and portions and freeze them, so all you have to do is warm them up when it’s time to cook in your truck camper. Remember it’s better to take just what you’ll need for the time you’ll be away from civilization, and then re-stock your supplies on the road if necessary.

Anything heavy, large or extra bulky

Substitute anything that can be substituted, for example: paperback books instead of hard covers, paper plates instead of the usual dinnerware, cans instead of bottles, plastic instead of glass, condiment packets over full-size containers of mustard, ketchup, etc. Remove bulky packaging and use zip-lock bags to store them.

Kitchen and Seating area in Pulse SC

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