Car Camping Gear

Gear You Need for Your Next Car Camping Trip

You will find these items listed on the Car Camping Checklist, but if you want to access an item type directly, you can use the links below.

Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers
If you’re packing extra gear like bikes or kayaks, you want it to be easy and safe to transport them. Part of car camping is making efficient use of space. These racks and cargo boxes will help you do that.

Car Camping Chairs
The bottom line is that you will want somewhere to sit at the campsite besides the ground. These camping chairs are comfortable, compact and affordable.

Car Camping Cooking Items
Most likely you will want to cook food while you’re camping, or at least boil water. However, you don’t want to take a barbecue that takes up the entire trunk of your car. Here’s what you need.

Portable Camping Lanterns
Light is essential. Headlamps are important to have, but a bright and long-lasting lantern that stays put will make nighttime activities at your campsite much easier.

Daypacks & Hydration Packs
If you are backpacking or hiking, check these out.

Hand Warmers
Of course, hand warmers are not essential, but they sure are nice when it’s cold out. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make your time outdoors wonderful.

Headlamps
Forget flashlights. Headlamps are essential for camping because they offer hand-free lighting that moves with you. They also come in handy at home.

Camping Food
These camping food ideas will have you saving so much time, work and space that you may look at camping a whole new way.

Car Camping Tents and Sleeping Gear
Camping in a car is different than sleeping in a regular tent or RV. Here’s gear designed for car camping.

Portable Showers & Toilets
Having a shower and toilet around when you need it is a convenience that we all can appreciate. Here’s what you need to make it happen.

Safety & Survival Gear
Camping is full of unexpected hazards, which of course happen when you least expect them. It’s important to prepare for potential emergencies before they happen. These items make it easy and give you less to worry about.