5 Packing essentials for the Caravan Holiday

Packing essential for a Caravan Holiday

I have always enjoyed going out in a caravan. There are some of my friends who also accompany me and they enjoy every bit. But I need to do a lot of planning before venturing out. A caravan can be parked besides a lake or in between a mountain but there are things which should be there inside. Recently I went for a month-long tour across the outback and missed many things. Then I thought to make an exhaustive list of articles to be carried. Here is the list of 5 essentials for a caravan holiday.

  • A Satellite Phone – Normal phones may or may not work in wilderness. Do not take chances. Carrying a satellite phone is a necessity when you are travelling. There is a new gadget which can turn your iPhone into satellite phone.
  • Power Inverter – Batteries can be charged using the Caravan engine, and to light the interiors during night you would require a power inverter.
  • Portable Solar Panels – This is the free way to charge. Portable solar panels help to charge batteries and also heat water without worrying about the fuel. Here is a nice deal. Use the solar energy which is in fact the original source.
  • First Aid Kit – An essential item for every travel, but for caravan travel it becomes very necessary. When you are camping 100 miles away from nearest town it can help. Make a kit after a check up with the doctor to ensure that the first aid kit is complete.
  • Water – Store at least 80 liter water and refill when you are near a town. Every individual requires 4 liters of water daily just for drinking.

Is there anything you would add to the list? Let me know.


Packing your backpack right

The right backpack can truly change your life. I have packed enough things for a two week trip in my 35 liter backpack (bought courtesy of https://www.ferratum.com.au/)and I never once had to repeat my outfit.

How is that even possible, you ask? You just have to pack it right! First of all, while packing, make sure that you use all the compartments given to you. Roll all your clothes, instead of packing them flat. This will save a lot of space for you. You could store your socks, scarves and other such small items inside the shoes that you are packing as well. You could follow the zones of packing- put the heavier pieces at the back of the backpack, so that the weight is equally distributed.

How to pack a backpack

Most backpacks have side zips that can be used for storage purposes- these do not extend the width of the backpack too much, so the dimensions will remain the same (you will not get into any trouble with airplane baggage limits, so don’t worry). Also make use of the zipper on the top of the bag- it is actually quite large, and can fit most of your t-shirts and such.

While packing, make sure that you put all your liquids/makeup in a pouch and put it right on top. This way, you can access it easily when at the security check in the airport.