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Although... the morning coffee routine is getting to be a bit of a hassle for me.
You should see what @ericbphoto goes through for coffee!! It’s like 45 minutes to an hour for a cup of coffee.
 

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I think the cost of a RTT is crazy.

I've traveled across the country using one on the Loan Ranger. I had problems with the hardware coming out if it, and the tent canvass itself pulling out of the tracks. They supposedly fixed that problem.

I like how fast the tent went up and packed away. So much faster than a ground tent. I also left my sleeping bag in it. Not only did it make setting up camp easier, it freed up bed space since I didn't have to have a tent and sleeping bag stored in the bed somewhere.

Speaking of which, I keep all of my camping gear together in a big Contico Pro Tuff storage bin so I can just stick it in the bed and go when I go camping.

I also carry a small charcoal grill with a lid. The legs fold over and hold the lid down. The lid has a carry handle. It's big enough to hold 4 burgers. Just big enough for two people and easy to carry without taking up a lot of space.
 

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You should see what @ericbphoto goes through for coffee!! It’s like 45 minutes to an hour for a cup of coffee.
It's not that long. But I may rethink the "fresh ground" aspect of it. Unless I find a 12volt grinder that I like.
 

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It isn't the slumberjack like posted. Mine is just a rain fly I got on Amazon. The plan is to rig it from the roof rack once it's on. I left it a bit loose because the lift glass probably would have cut the trap if it was tight. I know it didn't help a damn bit from the mosquitoes just tearing up my ankles.

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I have a Smittybilt awning.
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Its a great overlander accessory. It takes up next to no room. It’s easy and quick to open and store. I use it quite a bit for shade. I’ve even set it up just to run my RC cars with my daughter in the neighbors dirt parking lot for a few hours.
 

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I also have an awning (mine is ARB flavor) and a tent room to go with it. I think many of the awnings out there are made by the same company and resold - my ARB is identical to a Roam one that my friend has, and also identical to a knockoff Amazon special that another friend has... they even have the tent room mounting slots.

My wife and I have used the crap out of it and we love it. Maybe 15 minutes to set up and tear down. Have to be sure to stake it down really well, the wind will take off with it and I have a dent in my hood to prove it, lol

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It's not that long. But I may rethink the "fresh ground" aspect of it. Unless I find a 12volt grinder that I like.
I'm surprised there isn't a grind-and-brew coffee pot rig for overlanding yet lol.




I'm planning on getting an awning for the truck at some point. I just don't know how big, and which direction off the truck I wanna mount it. I'm planning on buying an Amazon special though for sure. The reviews on them are decent enough, and it's not gonna be a high-use item for me anyways. Unless I break it like a gorilla I'm sure it'll last the rest of my life.

I was thinking it would be cool to mount one rotated 90° from normal.. so it stretches over the bed from the back of the cab. That way I could just slap a tent in the bed and not have to worry about moisture from above OR moisture from below.
 

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My aunt and uncle have a folding Coleman oven that I've seen in action a few times.. a freshly baked cake while camping is neat! It's just not the most space friendly thing in the world. The older I get and the more I go camping.. the less stuff I want to have to carry/pack/clean. Simplification is the name of the game at this point.
Have you tried a dutch oven? Those things are incredibly versatile. We have made everything from chili/soups to cobblers to cakes to natchos and even pizza in it. They are fairly easy to use with hot coals from your campfire, or even charcoal. There's a guy somewhere online that has done some characterizing with them. You enter in the size of your oven and the temp you're looking for, and it tells you how many charcoal briquettes go on the top and the bottom for your cook.
 

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Have you tried a dutch oven? Those things are incredibly versatile. We have made everything from chili/soups to cobblers to cakes to natchos and even pizza in it. They are fairly easy to use with hot coals from your campfire, or even charcoal. There's a guy somewhere online that has done some characterizing with them. You enter in the size of your oven and the temp you're looking for, and it tells you how many charcoal briquettes go on the top and the bottom for your cook.
I havnt used one but I have had some cobbler out of one while camping lol.

Thats super cool about that dudes "Dutch oven briqutte calculator" though lol. sometimes people can be real neat.
 

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Dutch ovens are awesome. A 12 quart is about right for up to 4-5 people. The disposable liners are also a necessity I have found.

I made baked mac & cheese in mine one time on a propane fire pit - we filled it full of rocks, heated them up and put them on top of the oven to brown the top of the meal and had the fire pit just barely lit for additional heat on the bottom. Took a bit longer than charcoal but it got the job done!
 

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I also have an awning (mine is ARB flavor) and a tent room to go with it. I think many of the awnings out there are made by the same company and resold - my ARB is identical to a Roam one that my friend has, and also identical to a knockoff Amazon special that another friend has... they even have the tent room mounting slots.

My wife and I have used the crap out of it and we love it. Maybe 15 minutes to set up and tear down. Have to be sure to stake it down really well, the wind will take off with it and I have a dent in my hood to prove it, lol

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I keep a couple of these stakes meant for dogs with my camping gear… in case it gets to windy for regular stakes.

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I keep a couple of these stakes meant for dogs with my camping gear… in case it gets to windy for regular stakes.

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My buddy got me into these, they are 12" lag bolts. Have to run them into the ground with an impact but they never come out and are easier to get in if the soil is rocky.

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