Truck Camping

Very Lightweight Popup Campers

Trailers

Standard Popup Campers

General Truck Gear (matttresses, lights, storage, etc)

Hike/Bike Gear

Clothing

  • Raingear/Bibs
  • Shoe covers
  • Water fording gear
  • Wiggy’s Lamalite insulated socks (link)

Bike Hardware

Campsite Gear

Lighting

  • Cyalume light sticks
  • Lite flare (LF-01)
  • Luminaid inflatable solar camping light

Shelter

Cooking

Firebuilding

  • hatchet/small axe
  • fire building kit
    • fire blocks
    • cotton ball/petrol jelly
    • waterproof matches
    • japanese wood saw
    • knife
    • claw tool for moving fire

Home firepit

  • picnic table
  • state park grill

Weather Stations

Radio-Specific

truck install

  • dual-band with memory blocks (OK to include APRS but not required)
  • satellite radio for use on ground as well

Yaesu accessories

  • 12-volt charger
  • AA battery pack

Antennae

  • taller antenna for truck at stationary
  • Diamond X50/X200 with Yaesu 8100 base
  • will likely require hood/fender mount as roof mount will not work with camper install

Field Power

  • West Mountain Radio U1
  • Aspect Solar Energy Bar 250
  • MJF Battery Booster 4416B

Comfort/Safety

Hammock Camping

Repellants and Medicines

  • Sawyer insect repellant
  • pepper spray
  • Badger sore muscle cream
  • bay rum

Hydration

  • Infini-nutrition sports drink

Search/Rescue and evacuation insurance

  • use GEOS via inReach for Search/Rescue insurance; will reimburse me for out-of-pocket expenses related to a S/R event—$17.95/year

Miscellaneous

  • eyeglass cases/cloths for all packs and bike

First Aid

  • neosporin
  • tape
  • gauze pads
  • bandaids
  • bandages
  • 4-inch closure strips
  • ammonia capsules
  • 4×4 sterile dressing pads
  • non-adhering sterile dressings 2×2
  • gauze roll
  • 1-inch adhesive tape
  • multi-tool
  • trauma scissors
  • irrigation syringe
  • cotton swabs
  • antiseptic towelettes
  • cleaning pads with lidocaine
  • moleskin
  • aloe vera gel packets
  • pain relievers
  • immodium
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • SAM splint
  • Israeli bandage

Truck-Specific

topper setup

  • cab height
  • Decked storage, along with ActionPacker-type storage
  • Leer/Leonard topper
  • FrontRunner roof rack for truck roof and/or topper roof (use FrontRunner tent mount to mount solar showers noted below)
  • use FrontRunner jerry cans for fuel
  • hitch: swap backup lights and bike rack
  • cap interior: cooler, carbon monoxide detector, cot/built-in bed
  • screened windows
  • back gate screen

truck accessories and tools

  • LED fog lamps under bumper
  • Solar Showers
  • joystick-controlled spotlight
  • seat covers
  • battery jumpstarter
  • floor jack/tire change kit
  • floor liners
  • fire extinguisher
  • heavy duty electrical cable and socket box with reel
  • collapsible water hose
  • small shovel
  • 18-volt air compressor (e.g., Ryobi)
  • compressed air storage tank
  • locking tailgate (example)
  • cargo bars for pickup bed (example)
  • alternative spare tire carrier [bed, grill etc] (example)
  • 1-UP USA bike racks
  • BushWinch

General Technology

  • GoalZero or EcoFlow river solar generator
  • Honda gas generator
  • Forest Roads iPad app
  • wireless weather station — see Anything Weather
  • Alexa-controlled power outlet (TP-LINK)
  • storage battery (charge from generator or wall outlet)