When most people say they want to go camping in a vehicle, most of the time they are referring to going in a caravan or an RV that looks more like an apartment on wheels than a vehicle. If you prefer to keep things simple and don’t need too much gear for camping, except the bare essentials like tents and the like, then there is a simple way to do it without having to get a mobile home involved in the mix. All you really have to do is give your car a bit of an upgrade by fitting on a few accessories for 4×4 and you will have everything you need to spend as much time in the mountains as you’d like.


Jerry Cans

There is no item more synonymous with a 4×4 than the good old-fashioned jerry cans. These are the determining factor in how long your car can run off the road and when you are miles away from the nearest possible gas station. These accessories for 4×4 are also a great way to take a lot of clean drinking water along with you on your trip and not have to lug around dozens of plastic bottles that will just take up a lot of space in the car. Speaking of which.

Bungee Cords

This particular item is great for those vehicles that need that little extra bit of room in the trunk if you really want to be thorough in what you take on your trip and leave nothing behind in the case that you might need it at some point. These durable cords will allow you to fasten some of the bigger items that take up a lot of space in your trunk to the roof of the car. Aside from their primary function, the possible uses for a length of flexible cord in terms of camping applications is virtually limitless.


The main purpose of a camping trip is to breathe in a bit of fresh air and feel the sun on your skin, and this is the perfect item that will allow you to do just that. All you need to go along with the awning is a comfortable lawn chair and a cooler full of your drink of choice and you can easily spend the entirety of the day under the shade it casts. It is also a perfect solution to those unpredictable summer rains that would have otherwise made you stay in the car or the tent until they passed. The awning is the simplest example of why you don’t need a caravan to go camping.