COMPONENTS FOR TOP NOTCH CAR CAMPING

some things for pleasant outside living. NOTE: if you wanna carry everything you need to survive on your back and hike 10 miles to your campsite: THIS LIST IS NOT FOR YOU.
  1. EVEN IF ITS JUST 2 PEOPLE, GET A TENT THAT SAYS ITS FOR 4 PEOPLE
    a little bigger is a little better and if you wanna know why then look to point #2 on this list
  2. A QUEEN SIZE AIR MATTRESS
    i am serious. you wanna feel like a queen of the wilderness and glory in the fresh air and actually sleep WELL? put an air mattress in that tent! a big fat juicy one. sleep in sleeping bags on top. thank me later
  3. A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY POWERED AIR THINGY FOR SAID AIR MATTRESS
    its blows up the whole dang thing in about 7 minutes and its not very loud
  4. A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY POWERED LANTERN
    the one we have is Coleman- it's bright as hell, can be plugged into the car to charge and lasts forever on one charge anyways. fuck a flashight! youre camping!
  5. FOLDING CHAIRS THAT CAN RECLINE (BONUS FOR A CUP HOLDER)
    youre gonna wanna sit by your fire and drink a whole lot. the chairs are key
  6. A CAST IRON SKILLET
    this is all you need to cook on a grill, a propane stove, a fire. whatever! its kinda one pan cooking if you do meals that cascade into one another e.g. fry bacon then use the fat in the pan to cook potatoes / eggs. BONUS: can be used as a mallet to hammer in tent stakes
  7. BOX WINE
    don't be a snob! there are decent ones out there; its not just Franzia anymore it's 2015 you jackanapes! Won't spill, no cork to keep track of, and last over a couple nights (maybe)
  8. ENAMELWARE PLATES AND CUPS
    super durable and cute as hell (what can i say, I'm an aesthete)
  9. A FRENCH PRESS
    bring some ground up beans in a jar. boil water and make decent coffee for yourself, you'll be psyched
  10. PACKABLE HAMMOCK
    And related mounting accessories. You will nap like Athena.
    Suggested by   @lucas
  11. Headlamps
    One per person. Because as awesome as the bright electric lantern is, you don't wanna be carrying that to the bathroom at night. You need your hands free...
    Suggested by   @eatthelove