In the world of camping, there are two very distinct mentalities. First, there’s the ultralight, backpacking trip. This style of camping involves taking a minimal amount of gear and keeping your backpack as light as possible. That means you won’t have many creature comforts but you can cover some serious miles while camping. Then there are the car campers. The great thing about car-camping is that you can literally bring along whatever you can cram in your car or truck to make life easier while at your campsite. If you’re a car-camper, the accessories on this list will have you living like royalty on your next outing.
For years now, Yeti has been the undisputed king of coolers. It’s for good reason, too. The beefy price tags that come with these coolers get you a piece of gear that will last a LONG time. The coolers are bear-proof, so if you happen to be heading out to bear country for the weekend, you can feel confident that your drinks and food will stay safe. As for keeping your food and beverages cold, a Yeti cooler has you covered. These things will keep ice from melting for a week! Add some beefy handles and wheels (in certain models) and you’ve got a rugged refrigerator on wheels.
If you plan on camping WAY off-grid, there’s a good chance you won’t have any cell phone reception. This is a turn off for many campers, and the idea of being cut off from the rest of the world in an event of an emergency keeps many would-be adventurers from getting way out in the boonies. Bivystick is a device that brings some peace of mind to those folks. This device uses a satellite that will enable you to send or receive text messages from anywhere in the world. You can also use it to send an emergency SOS or download important weather forecasts.
Campfire Defender Pop-up Fire Pit
Most of us would agree that camping without a fire doesn’t really count as camping. However, in order to prevent wildfires, it’s strongly recommended that you contain your campfire in an approved firepit of some kind. If you’re heading way off the grid, a fire ring might not always be available. This pop-up fire pit from Campfire Defender solves the problem by allowing you to bring a collapsible, above-ground firepit with you wherever you decide to camp.