I’m building my Montero up more and more to be a great camping rig. Recently, I’ve added a roof rack in order to next add an awning. I plan to add a proper mounting place for my Dometic powered cooler. Solar power is coming soon too. And all of this is in addition to the standard bit of camping kit I own, such as a JetBoil for coffee, proper utensils for food and cooking as well as a small one-burner stove, my sleeping pad, and more.
There is always more that I would like to add of course. Dometic recently launched some more gear as part of its Deomtic GO lineup. There are some hard and soft storage options but it’s the water jug and faucet that are catching my eye. The water storage system holds about 3 gallons of water. It’s nicely designed with a carrying strap but also integrated tiedown guides. With the faucet, you use this to turn the jug into a handy water dispensing station. The idea behind using this instead of, you know, just pouring the water out, is that it helps you be smarter with your water use. You won’t simply be pouring water out, spilling a fair bit. This allows for far more accurate water use, which is important when you’re out at your campsite.
It’s not cheap of course. Nothing is these days. And you can probably make something like this with a run through the aisles of your local Home Depot or Lowes. But there’s something about a well-designed product that gets my wallet itching.
What are some of your favorite things to bring camping beside the obvious? And yes, beer and MEAT is obvious. So is a tent, a sleeping bag, and means to start a fire.