Car Camping Guide 2022

Car Camping Guide 2022

Car camping combines the best parts of every style of camping. There's no setup time like tent camping, it's far less expensive than van life, and allows you to travel farther than backpacking ever could. We've put together a guide to help you perfect your car camping setup, learn where to camp for free, and get the most out of your adventures.


"Having the right gear makes all the difference" - anyone who's gone camping without the right gear.

#1 - Sleeping Platform

Every inch of storage space inside your vehicle counts. The right Sleeping Platform will create a flat space for you to sleep while opening up ample storage space underneath.

#2 - Stove

Nothing beats a hot meal while camping, and this Single Burner Butane Stove is the perfect tool for the job. It's small enough to easily store in your vehicle, uses butane that can be found at most any Walmart across America, and can quickly heat up any full-size pots and pans.

car camping stove

#3 - Shower

Showering can be a challenge if you don't have the right gear. The quickest and easiest way to get started showering on the road is with a Geyser Shower System. This shower is good at conserving water while also providing a thorough wash.

Where to Camp

If you want to escape the crowds of National Parks and commercial campgrounds, your best option will be free camping on National Forest and BLM Land. There are 190 million acres of space available in the US that you can camp on for free for up to 14 days. After those 14 days, you just have to relocate to a different spot. Always be respectful of nature and leave no trace.



car camping in national forests


It's time to hit the road and explore nature! Let us know if we can help answer any questions you have about car camping!

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Hello! What are the differences between the regular sleeping platform and the V1 sleeping platform? In the photos, one has solely wooden legs, and the other has metal legs. Quite a price difference…thank you.


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