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Never Camp in a Campground Again

Campgrounds: noisy, dirty, annoying. Nature: not those things. So why not spend your time camping in the latter? Get away from crowds and closer to the pristine backcountry. That’s something uniquely possible here in the land of the free and the home of the 4×4. Wes Siler explains how to camp in national forests, BLM areas and other public lands.

Gear Wes Recommends:

– Nemo Wagontop 4P ($500) and Garage ($200)
Nemo Roamer Self-Inflating Double Mattress, Wide ($400)
Nemo Jazz Double Luxury Sleeping Bag ($300)
REI Co-Op Camp Roll Table ($75)
Camp Chef Mountaineer Stove ($299)
Helinox Sunset Chair ($150 and up)
DemerBox Bluetooth Speaker ($349)
Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station ($500)
Frontrunner Wolf Pack Cargo Box ($40)
Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Device ($25)
UCO Flatpack Portable Stainless Steel Fire Pit ($37)
Agawa Canyon Folding Saw ($75)
Harbor Freight Moving Blankets ($8)
OnX Offroad GPS App

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