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The Most Important Pieces of Gear You Need for Car Camping

Car camping makes getting away easy as pie. These items make it even tastier.

collage of an outdoor folding chair, air mattress, and soft cooler

Exploring the great outdoors is a popular pastime. And you can plow a lot of money into that with a custom camper van or premium off-road camping trailer. But if you're flying solo and aren't too particular about your amenities or sleeping arrangements, car camping could be a compelling option. Camping out of your vehicle is relatively easy — no towing or awkward parking required — and accessible. And hey, who wants to lug around gear in a huge pack when your Toyota Tacoma can carry it far more easily?

Below, we've pulled together some great car camping accessories that'll help make that next journey more enjoyable.

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