Wait! Just because the temps are cooling doesn't mean it's time to put away the gear already! Fall brings some of the most gorgeous views in the country- and here's what you can do to enjoy it!
- Check the weather during your trip and at the destination- just because you're sitting at 73 degrees doesn't mean everyone else is
- Pack an extra cold weather blanket, sleeping bag, hat, coat, gloves and boots. You never know those nights can dip a bit lower than you expect
- Stock up on extra fire wood and batteries for your camper van- trust us on this
- Be prepared for rain and wind- in some parts of the country, the old saying 'April showers' also applies to the Fall season
- Bring an extra tarp (or two) this will protect your footgear, camper van and other items as your off-grid...for many reasons
- If you bring an extra heater, make sure it's safe to use for indoors and smaller spaces. Aerie Vans have double insulation, but it doesn't hurt to have an alternative
Understanding your adventure purpose can prepare you for many unplanned situations. Read below our suggestions for your upcoming trip
1) Know your why
Why are you going on this adventure? To join a group? To cross off a bucket list item? To accomplish an achievement? Make sure you know your why before you pack your gear- it'll save you time and help you prepare better.
2) Treat your adventure as a project
Create a to-do list and a supply list, even make a goal list for your destination. You'll thank yourself for listing out the materials needed and your end-in-mind.
3) Set a budget
This is important in almost everything you do. It's fun to be spontaneous, but when you're out on your journey and you've already spent your funds on that souvenir- that you absolutely must have- all of a sudden you have an unexpected expense. Make sure to budget for any costs that may occur- impulsive and planned.
4) Do a test run on all your gear
For any journey, make sure you test your equipment out. Whether it's in your home or testing it out during a short adventure, it's essential to know your equipment will not fail you when it really counts. If possible, always pack extra batteries, charges, and other supplies. The weather impacts functionality, so keep that in mind.