What if you have retro camping accessories? You might be thinking “What’s the difference – well everything’s the same old stuff!” But if you think about it, the differences can be significant. When we had our camping trip to Canada last summer, our first stop was at our local campground, which had a swimming pool and playground. All of our gear, apart from our tents, was in place (apart from our sleeping bags and camp beds, of course) and our campers also brought along a retro camping toiletry set, which they had either brought with them or borrowed from someone they knew.
So what kind of camping gifts do you get your campers with this kind of camping holiday? Well, for starters, don’t be embarrassed and look back in your history books (if you don’t have any, that’s OK – we didn’t bring any!) because you can find plenty of retro camping accessories that would have been popular with your grandparents and great-grandparents. And if they were still around, they would have taken their vintage camping gifts with them!
Retro Camping Accessories
This is an example of a camping accessory that might not have been on the list of things they would want to bring with them but that is a real gem. A retro camper kitchen would have these items in it: a cast-iron pot holder with a cover, crockery that matches or is very similar to period ware, a matching dish set (even if it’s just a plastic or wooden dish set), a matching hamper and platters, a kettle or some other type of stove, a few frying pans, and a frying basket – the essential utensil set. These items could all have come from one family or single person’s camping vacation, or even their house. And as for the potholder – it could have been one that their mother had as a teen, or one her grandmother had after her marriage. Now, thanks to this potholder and the other ones mentioned above, cooking in a retro style is a cinch!
Another retro camping accessory is the happy camper coffee mug. These are the kind you get for drinking coffee out of (and of course, filling up). The coffee mug in this case doesn’t have any covers at all and can hold either water or your morning coffee. It also includes a lid that can be removed and has insulated drip trays inside that can keep your coffee warm while you travel. What’s more, is that the entire thing can be folded up so that you can take it with you!
One other great retro camping accessory for your trailer is a camping dish set. If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your trailer, a dish set will really go well. Some of the dishes available have retro colors and designs, like vintage railroad tracks, along with retro-type monograms or logos that you could add to your trailer. In fact, you could even use a vintage monogram for your nameplate, since most of these dishes are usually displayed on the outside of your trailer.
A Much Ado
If you’re looking for a way to dress up your camping gear, one great option is to purchase a vintage camper apron, or at least some vintage camping apparel to match. A vintage apron is made of cotton with an ill-fitting pocket on the front and can either be zipped or closed. The pockets can either be used to store gear or to carry toiletries and other accessories you might need when camping.
And then there are the many different camping accessories that can not only make your life easier but can also serve to make your camping vacation more enjoyable. Cutting mats, for example, can come in handy in all kinds of situations, and they will surely help you preserve the nutrients and moisture in your food. You can also use cutting mats to protect your food from any kind of spill or another type of disaster, which can help you save time and money. For someone who loves to collect old RVs, you can also find retro RVs that you can decorate with cutting mats, such as a pink, soft vinyl cutter that comes with a built-in lamp.
These are just a few retro accessories that will give your camper’s a touch of the past. As you can see, these can be useful items and not just simple ways to make life easier for campers. So whether you’re looking for a cute retro camper apron to use when cooking on the grill, or you’re looking for the perfect camping gifts for your daughter who loves the 70s TV series “The New Moon”, you’re sure to find retro accessories that you’ll both enjoy.