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About Ell

When I was little (after realizing I could never grow up to be a professional race-car driver), I decided I’d grow up to be a field journalist. I wanted to interview people, learn their stories, and then write about them. This trek is a realization of that dream.

 

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Gear uP

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Potty to Go

You can see how I use this in the Subaru by checking out my video. This is my #1 favorite gadget on my trek. Why? You know why! Click here.

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High-Waist Yoga Pants

Who knew it was possible to find high-waisted yoga pants from Amazon that are thick enough to not show your giggly parts! They are thick enough (but not hot), are soft inside, have a large cell-phone pocket perfectly placed, are long enough, and come in a ton of colors and sizes from XS to 3X. (Buy one size up if your thighs are full.) I wore there every day of my trek and kept my car keys in the deep pocket. That saved me a dozen times! Click here.

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Utensils and Straw Kit

This kit is great for three reasons. It includes a straw and a straw cleaning brush, the knife actually cuts, and it zips closed. I've used the kit every day on my trek. I clean them with a wet wipe. Click here.

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Cordless Fan

I've used this fan nearly every day that I've car carmped in the Subaru. With the sunroof vented and this fan running on low speed, I had zero condensation on the windows. It recharges via USB and lasts all night on low speed. On high speed it'll last half the night. Click here.

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Rotating Headlamp

Every night car camping I used this headlamp. It lasted the whole trek on the same batteries! The headlamp is adjustable up and down, which I used all the time. Many light adjustments too, all the way to very bright. Click here.

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Thermal Top

When I used to ski, I had a top like this (awesomely warm), but this one is longer, so even when you’re moving around, your booty isn’t gonna show. It hits me mid-hip, which is a perfect length. The arm length is perfect, and it’s soft on the inside. Order one size up if you want some movement. I've slept in this 90% of the time car camping in my Subaru. Click here.

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Sunroof Mosquito Net

While in Mississippi I used this so that I could sleep with the sunroof open on hot nights without sharing the space with bugs. It's magnetic, so it stays where you put it. Click here.

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Large Road Atlas

Finding myself in a place with no cell service and going in the wrong direction doesn’t ignite my creative spirit (it panics me)—hence this magnificent atlas. It’s mammoth at 15.5” and is exactly what I want in those crossroads. I can't believe how many times I used this on my trek when I had no cell service. Click here.

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Car Floor Mats (4)

I cannot tell you how many times these floor mats saved me on my trek. They can hold a lot of sand and liquid! Spray them off and they're good to go. Four for under $20 delivered to my door before the trek! Click here.

There’s gear that matters when car camping. Here are a few of my favorites and why.