Car Camping Essentials: All the Gear You Need!

car camping essentials

Whether you're looking to take the road less traveled or simply return to a favorite destination, there’s no time like the present to map out your journey and upgrade your overlanding gear.

Luno Car Camping Air Mattress

Finally, a comfortable night’s sleep on four wheels

There’s a time and place for hammocks and tents, but sometimes sleeping in your vehicle is the best option—which is why you’ll love the Luno Air Mattress 2.0. Featuring durable 300-denier fabric and a pack-down size that fits into your carry-on luggage, car-camping has never been easier. The Luno Air Mattress inflates in just a few minutes to create a comfortable sleeping surface in your vehicle that is spacious enough for two campers. Every Luno Air Mattress comes with two joined sides. If space is a hot commodity, simply deflate one side; if not, inflate both for extra elbow room. Either way, each side is adjustable for your preferred firmness and comfortably fits campers up to 6’2” tall.


luno mattress in back of car


Tembo Tusk Skottle

A heavy duty grill that makes light work of camp cooking

Originating in South Africa, a skottle is a large, circular cooking disc traditionally used straight over a fire. Tembo Tusk’s modern take on the Skottle adds the convenience of a gas canister and legs. If you're unfamiliar with the Skottle, think of a heavy-duty wok and you've got the basic idea. You can cook pretty much anything on a Skottle that you can cook on a traditional grill but you can also whip up scrambles, fried rice, and noodle dishes. In other words, the skottle pretty much does it all. The Tembo Tusk Skottle is fabricated in the USA and comes pre-seasoned so it can be used immediately.


cooking breakfast on a tembo tusk skottle

Cache Tailgate System

A cooler, two seats, and a tailgate pad—all in one

The Basecamp Tailgate System combines a rugged tailgate pad with a cooler attachment and pair of ultra-comfortable lounge chairs. With the simple-to-attach chairs and a cooler, your truck goes from vehicle to tailgate party in the blink of an eye. And that's just the beginning: You can also use the Basecamp Pad's integrated payload strap to lock down bikes, surfboards, ladders, wood, or whatever else you need secured to your tailgate.




Field Notes Waterproof Expedition Notebook

This may be the most rugged notebook on the planet 

If you want an outdoor notebook that will last, the Field Notes Expedition Notebook is the one. Heat, altitude, humidity, rain—this notebook laughs at all of them. Its pages are made from Yupo Synthetic Paper, an amazing tear-proof and waterproof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. Aesthetically, there's plenty to like as well: A hi-visibility orange front cover teamed with a black, topographic back cover make the Expedition Notebook a perfect gift or accessory.

field notes expedition note book



The TailGater Tire Table 

An ingenious table that attaches to a car tire

The TailGater Tire Table is a durable steel travel table that cantilevers off a tire on your vehicle or camper. It's easy to store, it packs flat, and it sets up quickly. It's perfect for tailgating, impromptu outdoor gatherings, and camping—it even doubles as a convenient workbench if you're working on your vehicle. It holds up to fifty pounds, it fits most tires 14” and up, it weighs under 12 pounds, and it can be assembled in seconds. The Tailgater Table is a simple, ingenious accessory that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

tailgater table attached to a jeep on a beach


The Rumpl Stash Mat 

Just because you’re packing light doesn’t mean you need to settle for a muddy seat

The Rumpl Stash Mat comes equipped with 5K laminated waterproof underside and an ultra-soft DWR-treated faux suede top. It repels sand, pet hair, odor, and stains—just about anything mother nature might throw your way. Lightweight, packable, and with a waterproof bottom, you can take this thing anywhere! Paracord edge loops allow you to stake it down easily.

dog sitting on stash mat


We Hope You Enjoy These Car Camping Essentials

Let us know how your next adventure goes! 


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