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Old 09-10-2008, 03:59 PM
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Favorite Car Camping Gear Items

What are some of your favorite car camping gear items?

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:24 PM
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Cast iron frying pan and Coleman stove. I like making pancakes in the morning. It's strange, though. Lately I've been sticking to just my backpacking gear, but it's nice to have a car as a staging area.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:23 PM
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Two coleman stoves (dual burner Coleman fuel), my smoker, large air mattress, power inflator that runs off the car battery. We used to have two big outings a year, typically 8-16 people. I did most of the cooking. We usually ate better at the campground than we did at home.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:27 PM
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HA! Now here's a question... Full size cooler and fresh ingredients... and hot dogs! Also, wood to burn and a fire circle to burn it in (its illegal to gather and burn almost everywhere I backpack.) Sleds in the winter. 6 inch air mattress in the summer. Full, stupidly heavy blankets, or thin but still bulky blankets. Tents with room to stand. Lanterns. Pudgy pie makers (aka sandwich irons). Full size fishing tackle. Huge camp chairs.

Oh wait, you said "some" didn't you?
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:21 PM
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What are some of your favorite car camping gear items?

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Gransfors Bruks small forest axe and various fixed blade knives
Kelly Kettle (large)
Pelican 1650 case (holds entire kitchen-stove/folding table/utensils/pots/pans/etc)
Coleman 2 burner propane gas stove
Coleman inflatable full size air mattress
Coleman flourescent 4D size lantern
Coleman extreme 6 day cooler
Cheap folding chairs

And something I don't have but would love to have:
Solaire anywhere portable infrared grill

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:42 AM
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Coleman full size two burner stove and lantern. Games and beer. Cooler for needed food upgrades and beer coolage.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:55 AM
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Cooler with steaks, hot dogs, and beer
Coleman stove
Large griddle to put over the fire
A good supply of freshly ground coffee and a nice, solid mug to drink it
A bigger tent with a good vestibule
A tarp over the picnic table
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:55 PM
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My Sling Light chair. Man that thing is comfortable!
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:28 PM
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I just got my girlfriend into camping and had to make sure that her first trip went well. The huge 8 man tent, cooler full of food and beer, inflatable mattress , large radio/cd player and bathrooms nearby made her ready for another trip soon.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:04 AM
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Hammock. But last commercial campground I was at had clear most of trees and I couldn't use it. Bummer!
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