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Camping Gear Reviews

A place to discuss camping gear, homemade or bought, that you think applies to VWs and VW campers.

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Homemade, store-bought, original from factory. Talk about all of it here. What works, what doesn't and how to make it.

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Homemade Fire Starters 8 Replies

Interesting Camping tip1. Homemade Fire StartersFor starting campfires, these burn better, and are easier to carry, thanthenews paper we traditionally bring along on camping trips to start fires.All…Continue

Started by Kathleen Hines. Last reply by Craig & Barbara Nov 24, 2016.

Alternatives for refrigeration in off grid camping 11 Replies

We don't have a solar set up yet and our stock fridge does not run on propane at the moment (too expensive to fix). When driving, we run the stock refrigerator off our auxiliary (yellow top) battery.…Continue

Started by Mary Atleson. Last reply by Dharma Van Mar 15, 2013.

Lanterns 28 Replies

Since the "lantern thing" is going to come up, I might as well start it now.Our campouts are typically lit via older style kerosene lanterns - the silent, less bright type. There are a number of…Continue

Started by Peter. Last reply by Laura Anne Dec 6, 2012.

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I'm not sure this qualifies as gear, but thought i'd share it.…Continue

Started by Doug Feb 26, 2012.

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Comment by Peter on December 1, 2009 at 10:38am
Lantern Hangers

Places are located here:

The length and notch size are totally up to you.
Comment by Joe on June 2, 2010 at 9:04am
I see that GoCostly Westy has a baby crib for bus people. Might be nice, should one of us be having a baby any time soon. GoWesty Baby Crib
Comment by Joe on April 25, 2011 at 10:25am

Need yet another headlamp? OK, so here is the deal of the day. http://www.tmart.com/5-LED-White-Light-3-Modes-Plastic-Headlamp-Blu...



I just received one. OK, it is not quite as good as my expensive Petzl lamps, but it is darned close for 1/10th the price. Highly recommended.

Comment by Joe on May 3, 2011 at 3:04am


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