Gear Geek Spring Break: Car-Camping Essentials

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Gear Geek Spring Break: Car-Camping Essentials

Most of us go camping to get away from the urban chaos that often defines our lives. But there’s no reason you can’t bring the party to the side country, especially when you’re on spring break. In honor of that unofficial holiday, here are a handful of must-haves that lets you embrace the more hedonistic side of mother nature.

1. Big Agnes Rocky Peak 4 mtnGLO, $300; 2. Brunton Lightwave Camp Rocker, $70; 3. Primus Onja 2-Burner Stove, $140; 4. REI Evrgrn Downtime Hammock, $130; 5. Kelty Folding Cooler, starts at $55; 6. GSI Outdoor Vortex Blender, $130; 7. Alite Designs Hot Tamale, $129.

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).