Taking Care Of A Camping Chair

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Written By Jay Clatworthy

Off Grid Camping contributor.

It is often difficult to find the perfect camping gear. When looking for a camping chair, it can be difficult to find one that matches your style and satisfies your needs. Below are some tips on how to take care of your camping chair, so you don’t need to worry about getting it dirty or broken while out in the wilderness.

Store it properly

There are different types of camping chairs, and so there are different ways of storing them. For example, there is the common type of camping chair that is used by most people that needs to be placed in the garage, the best kind of place it can be stored. This particular kind of chair has a cover that goes over it when not in use so that it can stay clean and dry.

In addition to this type, the kinds of chairs may feature seats made from comfortable materials such as cushions. There are also folding chairs that can be used while camping, and these should also be kept safely inside a garage or shed because their top is not meant to keep them dry, but they do need to be kept safe.

The third kind of camping chairs that should be kept in a safe place are the ones that have been made from natural materials, and these should be kept in a dry place. It is critical to ensure that their material does not get wet because this can damage the chair.

Inspect before using

There is nothing worse than finally getting to your campsite and setting up camp only to find out that your chair is broken. This can be really frustrating, especially if you are too far from the nearest store to replace it.

The first step in preventing damage to your camping chair would be a good inspection of all parts of the chair before you load it on the car, such as the fabric and more.

You want to make sure that there are no parts missing or lose connections where screws might have come undone during transport on a plane or road trip.

Keep fire away

Camping chairs are meant to be used outdoors, so it’s not a wise idea to drape your chair or the ground beneath your chair with a blanket. What often happens instead is that someone else walks up and starts a campfire nearby while you are sitting in your chair reading or taking pictures of the view.

The fire can spread easily and can ruin your camping chair. Therefore at all costs, keep the fire away from your chair to ensure the long life of your great camping chair.

Clean it

You are out camping, and you have to sit on your camp chair for hours. The chances of dirt getting on your clothes, or even worse, in your camping chair, is very high.

These tiny bits of dirt that seem like they won’t make a difference might actually get into the fabric, which will cause the chair to degrade quickly.

Therefore, clean your chair every after usage and before you store it. Making sure that you will have a camping chair in good condition for your next camping trip!