Gear List: Car camping

This is a work in-progress. You can download a version of this list here.

ALREADY PREPARED

Shelter

  1. Tent
  2. Tent poles
  3. Rain cover
  4. Tent stakes
  5. Extra stakes
  6. Ground cloth (for under tent)
  7. Rain tarp – large
  8. Ponchos (extra for fools
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Kayaking at Gross Reservoir – Osprey Point

South Boulder Creek - Kayaking at Gross Reservoir, Osprey Point, CO

Summer is coming to an end – I wanted to get one more boat trip in before the mountain lakes get too chilly. So, Poppy, my daughter, and I kayaked Gross Reservoir today.

We woke up at 6:15 AM, picked … Read more

Review: Camp Chef Explorer Stove

Pros

  • Commercial grade burners put out highest BTUs in category
  • Rugged all-steel no-frills stand-alone design is sturdy and is not knocked around easily
  • Runs off propane tank allowing for many hours of cooking without fuel replacement
  • Versatile for car camping
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Camping and Boating at Gross Reservoir

Camping and Boating, Gross Reservoir, CO
Gross Reservoir, named after Denver Water former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross, was completed in 1954 and doubles as a water source for Colorado front range communities and a great nearby recreation area. With over 10 miles of shoreline and … Read more

4wding at Gross Reservoir

4wding at Gross Reservoir, CO

For my birthday, my wife and two children and I went to scout out a camping spot on the South side of Gross Reservoir that is accessed via dirt roads and a pretty tame 4WD Road. We brought picnic supplies … Read more

Bushwhacking Sanitas

We had a couple hours before dinner so I thought we should squeeze in a quick hike up one of my favorites, the Sanitas Goat Trail. I generally over-pack even for short hikes, bringing just about everything that we … Read more

Hiking Mt Sanitas West Ridge Trail

Hiking Mt Sanitas West Ridge Trail, Boulder, CO

Adventure

Putting one foot in front of the other can be a bore at times, I think, for children. This morning, I wanted to give my daughter a challenge that would keep her attention. While we’ve hiked Sanitas Goat TrailRead more

First Age-4 Hike at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Approaching Flatirons - Hiking at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Much of the last six months has been spent with our newborn. Today, my daughter and I got back on the trail. It was my daughter’s first hike after having turned four and I was excited to see what she … Read more