Hi, I'm Bob and I pack too much crap!
I am sure some of you will laugh, and some will Identify with me...
I am over Fifty, a bit overweight, OK, My doc says alot...and I am a little out of shape...see a theme here....
I love to camp but I like my creature comforts, done enough crawling on the floor in a two man tent, trying to get my pants and shoes on, cramps in my legs, while having to go to the restroom in the middle of the night or just getting up in the morning !
My solution....See the following:
1. Redverze tent, room for my gear and bike, and most important, I can stand in it and put my pants or gear on, and it has room for a chair and table if you leave the bike out when it rains or you need shade. http://redverz.com
2. Pico chair, folds flat, easy to un-fold, nothing to put togather, solid arms to push yourself out of it when you have had too much hydration
3. Easycot, it stands 18" of the ground, you can sit on it to put your gear and boots on, you can store your gear under it, leaving open floor space. One of my pet peaves with alot of the cots out there is thay are so narrow, laying on your back your arms fall off the cot...
, this one is longer and wider then what is out there, 31" wide by 78" long. Yes, it is rather large packed up, but the pros outweigh the cons. http://www.byerofmaine.com/products/camp-furniture/easy-sleeping-cot.html
4. Roll-a-Table, been to too many campsites where there was a shortage of camp tables and chairs or they weren't where you want to setup your campsite, this one packs up reasonable small, is sturdy and no small parts to lose, had mine for about ten years, has held up nicely, it also has built in storage pouches on the side so everything you are using doesn't have to reside on the table top. http://campspecialties.com/roll-a-table.htm
5. Ezypeg Screw top, I am sure we all have been in the situation where you are pounding in tent stakes, in the hot sun and the the ground is too hard or too soft where it doesn't hold. Then you go to pull them out to complete packup in the morning and you can't get them out, or they bend and break...hmmm. Found the screw peg toppers that you use with a 8" x 1/4" metal lag screw and a small battery drill and voila ! Easy in and out !!!! Don't get the resin or fiberglass screws, I have used several manufacturers and none have held up ! http://www.uflexsign.com/products
6. Jet boil stove, Yes there are smaller and lighter available, but the simple setup and use makes it for me ! I pack it with some Starbucks insta coffee packets and it is ready to go. The fuel cannister fits inside the cup along with the burner, it heats up water extremely fast for rehydrating meals and with the optional pot, you can cook up fresh ingrediants from the local area. http://www.jetboil.com/
7. Grilliput grill and firebowl, Ever wanted to barbecue on the road but there is no firepit or BBQ grill, you got a try these, pack a couple of charcoal brickets in a freezer bag (Don't use those thin bags, DAMHIK) and you can use this even on a table top (with some foil underneath of course !!!) http://www.grilliput.com/01en_grilliput_start.php
8. Silipint, ever needed a hot or cold drinking cup that is unbreakable, packable, won't burn you hands with hot liquids or freeze them with cold, and can be used to hold a hot pot handle, works great to keep your beer cold, here ye go !!! http://www.silipint.com/
These are just some of the things I have found and use when camping, everyone has their favorites, hope you find mine as usefull as I have :wave