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Old 12-31-2008, 11:27 PM
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Two ice chest's one with dry ice to keep the ice cream iced cream and the other for the rest
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:22 PM
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An ice chest, a chair, and a tub full of split wood! All the car camping spots near me are heavily used, and the luxury of not having to gather firewood is just as valuable as a cold beverage and a good place to sit.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:05 PM
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A big camp chair, an inflatable mattress, large pieces of animals, fresh veggies to accompany said pieces of animals, big cast iron things to cook everything in, and big (DRY) pieces of wood to heat the big cast iron things to cook the big animal pieces and veggies.

Oh yeah, and all the stuff I want to test in a controlled outdoor environment before I bring it off the pavement.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:58 PM
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fresh food!

no, really, everything is fresh, and i even have the space to experiment a little.

my axe. best valentine's day present EVER.

fishing gear. i can actually take a nice selection of stuff.

my kids! they're just getting old enough to go on hiking trips with me, but until now.. needless to say they make car camping awesome.

a true 'camp kitchen'. i take a pretty good assortment of tools and pots/pans with me when we're going in the car. i have yet to get one of those kitchen widgets, but i AM planning on building a teardrop with a VERY well-appointed galley in the back. and ice-chests inside with at least four or five inches of insulation on all sides.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
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My favorite car camping item is my 10'x20' portable garage. I call it my dining fly.
Big enough to put the picnic table and still have half of it left for whatever.
Depending on the site, it serves as my tarp tent too.
In the background you can barely see my cot.
This campsite is accessable via 1 mile hike or boat.
I hauled everything in via boat.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:41 AM
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Head Lamp Hell

Yup...all the above too
1. fresh food
2. two burner stove
3. ice chest
4. fresh food
5. camp chairs
6. good attitudes

and......

A hissing Colman gas lantern!!!

Night life couldn't be better.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 AM
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Giant propane tank with "tree", lantern and 2 burner stove hooked up. Cavernous 8' x 12' tent that can sleep grandma on a cot (with her artificial knees, it's hard for her to go to the ground and back up), me and three grandkids. Borrowed Tahoe from daughter to load all the people and gear into and still make 18.9 MPG. If grandma's happy in camp, then grandpa can borrow a grandkid or two for an overnight hike without fear that next breakfast will consist of crushed glass oatmeal surprise.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Giant propane tank with "tree", lantern and 2 burner stove hooked up. Cavernous 8' x 12' tent that can sleep grandma on a cot (with her artificial knees, it's hard for her to go to the ground and back up), me and three grandkids. Borrowed Tahoe from daughter to load all the people and gear into and still make 18.9 MPG. If grandma's happy in camp, then grandpa can borrow a grandkid or two for an overnight hike without fear that next breakfast will consist of crushed glass oatmeal surprise.

been looking to upgrade the propane kit to one of those trees. maybe the same year i pick up a lightweight awning with frame to go over the picnic table.

the teardrop, if i ever get the chance to take it out of drafting, was going to have a master propane tank set up with feed lines to lanterns for the galley at the least. maybe even a feed point and valve to put out a couple camp lamps as well.
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