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What Gear Will Make Car-Camping More Comfortable?

We're going for an epic, cross-country road trip. Weight isn’t an issue, so we're excited to load up on gear that we normally wouldn't have in the backcountry. What are three pieces of gear that you think really make for a great car-camping trip?

As long as you're driving, you might as well make the trip in comfort. Via Shutterstock     Photo: oksana.perkins

A:That’s a great question. Car-camping, to me, is about kicking back and having as much fun as you can. RVs have all the amenities, but those folks end up spending a good amount of time inside, watching TV. But the folks with tents—a different story! They’re outside, sitting around campfires, toasting marshmallows, having a fine time.

Car-camping is even more fun with the right equipment. These choice items define the luxury of not having to carry all your gear on your back.

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