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Fall Camping Essentials

Everything You Need To Get Outdoors In Autumn

Whether you love pumpkin spice lattes or dressing up for Halloween, fall is full of fun opportunities.  And if you enjoy the outdoors, fall brings cooler temperatures, less dust and bugs, and smaller crowds at your favorite spots.  The difference between a memorable trip (for good reasons) and a… “memorable trip” (for all the wrong reasons) often comes down to the gear you bring along.  Thankfully, 4WP has all the equipment you need to not only transform your vehicle into a capable backcountry explorer, but the components you want to pack in your vehicle to ensure your autumn adventure results in great memories.

02 camp essentials smittybilt camp kitchen

Smittybilt’s new Galley Compact Stove & Kitchen provides convenience and space for outdoor cooking plans with its stainless-steel command center that includes a two-burner stove, cutting board, sink, slide-out table, and storage drawer.  All of these features are packed into a compact unit that folds into one perfect compact container for storage.  The two burners can generate 20,000 BTUs each and run off of fuel canisters or via a propane tank with the included adapter. Featuring durable, stainless-steel construction, ball bearing locking slides, and push-to-release drawer runners, the Galley is sure to last on years of adventures. 

03 camp essentials waterport gospout

The GoSpout from Waterport features two gallons of water that you can pressurize in just a few pumps with the built in pump cap.  Alternatively, you can pressurize it from a garden hose with the optional fill valve. We love the GoSpout for hand washing and doing dishes when we are dry camping in the desert. Throw this handy container in the trunk or carry it down to the beach or to any outdoor activity. It is made in the USA and features a built in nozzle holder and five pattern high-pressure nozzle. Imagine spraying down dirty feet or equipment anywhere and anytime now it’s possible with the high-quality and affordable GoSpout.

04 camp essentials smittybilt dual zone fridge

Sure, the temperatures are cooler in autumn, but you still need to keep your food and beverages cold to preserve them. Smittybilt set out to make the most technically advanced and customizable fridge system on the market with smartphone controls via Bluetooth connectivity, removable wheels, extendable handles, and dual zone freezing and cooling capabilities. The Basecamp and Waypoint come solar panel ready out of the box, and with a battery life of up to six hours with spare batteries available for purchase separately, the all-new Smittybilt Fridges allow you to ditch the bags of ice for good. Built for the hardcore overlander and weekend warrior alike, the all new, battery powered Smittybilt Basecamp 75L and Waypoint 55L Dual Zone Fridge Freezers revolutionize the fridge game by introducing true mobility and customization to fit your needs.

05 camp essentials camp chef explorer stove

We love a warm meal on a chilly fall morning, and the durable, versatile Camp Chef Explorer Two-Burner cooking system packs enough power in its 30,000 BTU burners to boil water and cook your food in a hurry. Portability is no problem with the removable legs, and a three-sided windscreen makes outdoor cooking easy, even when it is breezy out. Being one of Camp Chef’s modular 14-inch cooking systems, the Explorer is very versatile and can be equipped with many different Camp Chef accessories, from the Professional Grill Box to the Italia Artisan Pizza Oven.

06 camp essentials smittybilt overlander roof top tent

Roof top tents (RTTs) allow you to sleep up off the ground out of the mud and dirt and away from predators. Most RTTs also include their own bedding and have enough room for your sleeping bags and pillows, freeing up spacing inside of your vehicle.  If you roll into camp late at night, you also don’t have to worry about inflating a mattress or finding a place to set up your tent, simply fold out the roof top tent and drift off to sleep. Smittybilt’s Gen2 Overlander tent uses 600d heavy-duty rip stop polyester material for a waterproof and polyurethane-impregnated top wrapped around anodized aluminum tent poles. The lightweight, waterproof 420d oxford rainfly adds an additional layer of protection, and the memory foam mattress ensures a great night sleep. When not in use, the heavy-duty 1040gsm, 2000d PVC cover protects your tent from mud and dust on the trail.

07 camp essentials dometic toilet

Some people are fine with kneeling behind a bush when nature calls, but that isn’t the solution for everyone.  If you need a little more comfort and privacy, Dometic’s Portable Toilet provides powerful flushing at the touch of a button without constant pumping or batteries.  That is what sets the SaniPottie 970 series apart from other portable toilets. Constructed of high-strength ABS to withstand harsh environments, the full size lid is comfortable and latches for security during transportation.  Plus the prismatic tank level indicator allows easy tank level monitoring and the push-button flush clears the bowl instantly.

08 camp essentials smittbyilt camping chair

When you get to camp it is nice to relax, take in the sites, or sit around the campfire with friends.  We have sat on tailgates and storage boxes, but that gets old in a hurry.  A comfortable chair is worth its weight in gold in camp.  Smittybilt’s camping chair is constructed from a lightweight aluminum frame and durable Cordura fabric. It features a fold up table with an integrated coffee cup holder and removable, insulated cooler bag with padded grab handle. Padded armrests, seat base, and back rest ensure comfort after a long day on the trail.

09 camp essentials rough country fire pit

Start a campfire in a flash with Rough Country’s Stainless Steel Fire Pit! Made of high-quality 304 brushed stainless steel, this fire pit boasts an efficient slow burn low smoke design that is perfect for those cool fall evenings. Portability and readiness are two major components of ensuring that you are prepared for your next outdoor outing. Rough Country’s Stainless Steel Smokeless Fire includes a 2.75″ tall stand that allows this unit to be placed on any terrain. From grass to decks this handy stand allows the fire pit to be raised off of the ground allowing airflow to pass under the unit and conveniently stores inside the fire pit after use.

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