Off-Road Camping Essentials - 1. Tent/Shelter

Whether you’re heading out on the trails for a day or are planning a more extended adventure trip, there are plenty of things you should make sure to have packed to fully enjoy camping off-road. Here’s a checklist of things you should have stowed in your off-road rig to make that next camping trip safe and fun.

With the increase in popularity of overland adventure travel, there are a number of shelter options for camping off-road. There are a number of crafty new designs that incorporate tents into the bed of trucks or that fold out and rest on the hoods of Jeeps, vans and trucks.

For those going the traditional route, a standard ground tent should suffice. Just make sure the tent is in proper-working order before the trip – otherwise, you may be camping under the stars unintentionally. Useful but not necessary is a nice ground mat to help provide a barrier between you and the ground, and most are also mildew-resistant in case they get wet.

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