What are your favorite camping gear items?

Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by Daisy on my toe, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

    Aug 5, 2010
    5 Star Eagle Camper
    Yes Daisy, as Sneezer says here, its a counter top unit. Same thing, ice in 15 mins. I love it!
  2. Bowman3d

    Bowman3d Active Member

    Apr 13, 2015
    LaLa land
    Our cast iron Dutch oven
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  3. Adirondack PUP

    Adirondack PUP Active Member

    May 8, 2015
    Upstate New York
    Camp Chef oven, Luci LED lanterns and the small LED rope lights that we DIY
  4. Daisy on my toe

    Daisy on my toe Member

    Jun 21, 2017
    Chicago area
    That is cool, I had never heard of that before. Does having it mean that you don't have to buy bags of ice for your cooler(s) during your camping trips?
  5. TensSandShoes

    TensSandShoes New Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Staunton Illinois
    I got a pair of these heat resistant gloves and absolutely love them. Use them to move the grates over fire for cooking and putting logs on the fire, etc. Screenshot_2017-09-10-22-37-34.png
  6. Bowman3d

    Bowman3d Active Member

    Apr 13, 2015
    LaLa land
    Camp chef oven was my second choice.
  7. Fbird

    Fbird Active Member

    Sep 10, 2017
    Ferndale MI
    hard choice between tripod for cooking over the fire or the dutch oven
  8. Eskimorob

    Eskimorob PUP life

    Jul 5, 2016
    My 1965 Coleman 3 burner stove. My dad made the best breakfast I ever had on that stove when camping at the chain o lakes sp in Indiana about a million years ago, or was that just yesterday?
  9. West Coast Canuck

    West Coast Canuck Jumped to the dark side ......

    Mar 3, 2005
    On board washroom.... No more late night escorts....lol
  10. Sneezer

    Sneezer Active Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    DFW, TX
    I no longer take ice coolers. I have a small dorm sized hybrid fridge. Works of 12v and 110v. It sits on the opposite counter in my floorplan. I have an igloo thermoelectric cooler that lives outside that holds drinks. Between these two and the camper fridge I have adequate cold storage for my needs. During travel the other two sit in the TV and get hooked up to the 12v to help maintain their cold.

    Eventually I want to get a 12v compressor fridge but they are pricey and I don't quite camp enough to justify the cost. I got these two on Craigslist and garage sales for cheap which makes my budget happy.
  11. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    You got me thinking...and wondering if my husband would have a somewhat different list.

    I like microfiber towels (my sister was a Norwex rep for awhile). My husband likes the REI type camping towels. I didn't like that chamois cloth, suede feeling of the camping towels. The microfiber don't dry quite as fast, but I like them better. I like the LLBean version better than the Norwex.

    We both like the outside stove and aluminum tables. My husband loves his GMG pellet grill/smoker.

    We bought a 4 cup coffee maker that has a permanent home in the camper.

    My husband loves the andersen leveler. I'm not sure that qualifies as camping gear, but I know it's a favorite item.

    Patio mats, zero gravity chairs ...yes and yes. : )
  12. Redbird934

    Redbird934 Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    This was our second summer with the pup and this year we bought and used an ice maker, a toaster, a vacuum, just a small one from Walmart and a foam topper for our bed.

    Lots of the stuff we bought when we got it we never used.
  13. JiffyPopJunkie

    JiffyPopJunkie Active Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    LG Region NY
    I have this paper towel, lantern, utensil, spice rack, trash bag holder thingy that clamps to the picnic table that some friends gave us like 10yrs ago and is used every time i go camping. I think they got it at wallys and its the coolest little thing
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  14. Dback2k4

    Dback2k4 Active Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    The memory foam mattress pad on my bed and my campfire rocking chair
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  15. Daisy on my toe

    Daisy on my toe Member

    Jun 21, 2017
    Chicago area
    I was just there last month. :)
  16. CO Hiker

    CO Hiker Active Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, oatmeal, grits, soup maker!

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  17. DiamondGirl

    DiamondGirl Active Member

    Is it called a Kamp Kadi? I have one from our Cub Scout days. I haven't used it in over 15 years. Maybe I should bring it on the next trip. :rolleyes:


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  18. JiffyPopJunkie

    JiffyPopJunkie Active Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    LG Region NY
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  19. Fordiesel250

    Fordiesel250 Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    My wife I went out without her and I felt lost!
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  20. D_Gibb

    D_Gibb Member

    Jul 20, 2016
    Great, you start mentioning the Kamp Kadi, and I look it up. It's awesome and I want one. Oh wait, it's unavailable on Amazon. :sad: I guess I'll have to watch Craigslist or eBay for one.

    I guess I'll contribute my favorites.

    • Coleman Roadtrip LXE Grill - this thing worked like a champ over Labor Day, and I have fallen in love with it
    • Pie Irons - reminds me of when I was a kid in our Class C driving across the northern US & Canada and would stop every night and have hot ham & cheese or pies with the pie irons. Introducing my kids to them has been a joy
    • Zero Gravity Chairs - Great to relax in any time of day. They certainly encourage nap time
    • Dining Caddy - holds plates, napkins, silverware and is very portable. Great, simple addition to our kitchen tub that my aunt picked up for us one year at Christmas. I thought it was a cool picnic set, and my wife was confused as to when we would ever use it. Now she loves this thing and says that my aunt had some good foresight. I just think my wife finally got on board with how cool it is [:D]
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