Camp Hygiene

Health and safety is top of mind for most everyone these days. Every aspect of our lives has been affected, and likely will continue to be affected, for years due to the coronavirus outbreak. As people plan camping trips, camp hygiene is a hot topic. How do you stay clean and hygienic in the field?

There are a lot of basic things you can do. These are the things you should always be doing anyway: wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, and keep your gear clean and disinfected. These are all very simple things that should already be a part of your routine. It gets a bit more complicated while camping, but not very much.

Washing your hands is the most important part of camp hygiene. Hand sanitizer should be available and used frequently, especially after going to the bathroom. It’s handy to have a water jug that is just for hand washing. Planning ahead and having these kinds of amenities dedicated to hygiene and convenience makes things more simple.

If you’re preparing food or touching communal items, it’s especially important to keep your hands clean. Bring some hand soap and put it by the hand washing water jug to encourage everyone to use it. Make it available, make it easy.

If you’re feeling sick, stay home. No one wants to postpone or cancel a trip, but it’s much better to do that than infect all your gear and your camping partners. This is the most basic and simple thing you can do to prevent the spread of illness. In camp or around town – if you’re sick STAY HOME.

Keeping your camping gear and vehicle clean helps a lot with camp hygiene. It also keeps your gear in the best condition and extends the life of it. After every trip, be sure everything is dried, cleaned, and put away properly. During these uncertain days, it’s not a bad idea to disinfect high traffic areas such as vehicle cabs, as well as sleeping areas. We diligently and carefully clean and disinfect each and every rental before and after each trip. Read more about our cleaning process here.


Your camping kit should include hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap at the very least. Anything else such as lysol spray or disinfectant wipes that helps put you at ease should come too. Camp hygiene is always something to keep in mind, but these days especially. Camping remains one of the safest activities you can do, since the whole goal is to get away from civilization. Get outside and get some fresh air! It’ll do you good.

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