Camping can be a lot of fun for the whole family, and is a mainstay of Boy Scout events across the country. But camping involves a lot of bulky equipment that really only gets used a few days at a time, for just a few months out of the year. If you’re dealing with a bunch of boys in a Boy Scout troop—or a big family—you need someplace to put all those sleeping bags, tents, camp chairs, and other equipment when they’re not in use.

When we think of camping, we usually think of tents, sleeping bags, a crackling fire, maybe some sharpened sticks for roasting marshmallows. But there’s a lot more that gets packed for a well-planned camping trip. Besides your tents and sleeping bags, you’ll need stakes, a tarp or ground cloth to go under the tent, an axe or hammer for driving the stakes, and a cover in case it rains. And of course, you’ll probably also want pillows and possibly extra blankets, not to mention all the other stuff that you’ll need for a camping trip, including changes of clothes, food and water, cooking utensils, toiletries, a first aid kit, bug spray, sunscreen… the list goes on.

It’s great to have quality camping amenities, but when it comes time to store them, that’s another matter altogether. Though they may fold up nicely, tents are still pretty big items, and a rolled-up sleeping bag takes up a lot of space. For some people, “roughing it” may be a lot less rough if you can also take along mattress pads or air mattresses to make your tent a little more comfortable, but those take up quite a bit of space as well.

Many people dedicate a portion of their garage, basement, or attic to storing camping gear, but that eats up some valuable real estate in your house that could be used to store items that are accessed more often. Meanwhile, Boy Scout troops often rely on either a troop leader to store their camping supplies, or some sort of public space such as a neighborhood church basement. But that’s not always a feasible option. So, whether you’re a camping enthusiast yourself, or part of a Boy Scout troop, or if your family just likes to take the occasional outdoor excursion, self-storage for camping supplies may be the perfect solution for all your storage needs!

With Storage ‘R’ Us, your camping supplies will be safe, dry, and accessible all year round, so that you can simply pick them up whenever you need them without having to move a bunch of stuff out of the way before you can start on your weekend camping excursion. And for Boy Scout troops and other organizations, self-storage can provide a cost-effective solution to storing a lot of equipment. Multiple troops can even go in together to share space, saving money and increasing convenience for everybody!