Questions tagged [car-camping]

Questions referring to camping where you are close to or next to your car, common examples would be camp-sites with set pitching and parking.

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How to light a fire with wet firewood?

There is a wide variety of pre-cut firewood available when camping. In my experience, even wood that's been kept covered is often very wet and can be difficult to light. What are some techniques for ...
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Roof-top tents vs conventional tents?

I have noticed a slow but steady rise in the number of campers using roof-top tents like these and those, among many others. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these over conventional ...
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What are the proper precautions/protocols for storing food while car camping in an area with bears?

Anyone with experience in bear-populated areas, what's the best way to store food when your on the move with a car? Are some foods better than others? Wondering specifically about black bears in ...
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Waterproofing leaking canvas on a pop-up camper

We have a pop-up camper that has seen better days. Last summer the canvas covering the bed ends began to leak in a few critical places, and we are looking for a solution that stops short of buying ...
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Camper van conversion sleeping width wise

Mattress in a conversion van width wise seems to be a close call. Typically you only get a measure between the wheel wells. After that the shape of the van makes it not so clear. For width wise ...