How does this work?
Ashwinn's Upstate Roaming Co. is a service that handles the hurdles of getting outdoors, so you can grab keys and get out of the city. You rent a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited outfitted with all the supplies that you need for a weekend camping trip. When it’s time to leave, you’ll get the Jeep delivered to your door.
What supplies are included in the Jeep?
On the homepage is a list of the supplies included - everything you need for a total of 5 people. For the curious, here's a full list:
Sleeping essentials: sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents.
Cooking essentials: cooler, dutch oven, campstove, cutlery set, utensil set, skewers, lighter.
Camping essentials: slackline, hammocks, cards, camp chairs, lanterns, flashlights, hatchet, knife, first aid kit.
What should I bring?
Clothes, booze, food and personal toiletries.
How much does it cost?
$325/night. For the price of dinner and drinks in the city, you can get away for a couple nights.
This includes the car rental, equipment / supplies, and gas. With a group of five, that’s $130, total per person for the weekend.
Does it include food?
As mentioned above, food is the one thing you have to grab, but here's a list of camp-friendly recipes.
Do I need to book a campsite?
For weekend bookings, I offer a pre-booked site at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground (just 1.5 hours from NYC) which you can select when making your reservation, or you can book your own. If you're looking for suggestions, check out this post on destinations near NYC.
Where is pick up and drop off?
When it's time for your rental, I'll drive the car to your door - in any NYC borough. Return is in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Do I need insurance?
You'll have the option to select insurance coverage when making your booking, so if you don't have a policy, no sweat. The minimum age to drive is 21.
What if I've never been camping?
I've got you covered. First, start with this field guide to get oriented. The equipment is meant to be easy to use, so just follow the tips in the field manual and you'll be pitching tents and cooking s'mores in no time.
Is the equipment clean?
No one wants dirty sheets - the equipment is thoroughly washed and cleaned after each use.
Is there a deposit?
25% of the reservation amount is kept as a deposit for your booking and the remaining 75% will be charged on the start date of your trip.
What’s the cancellation policy?
Any booking can be cancelled prior to 10 days before your reservation without penalty. If you cancel within 9-2 days of your reservation, you'll be refunded 50% of the total booking cost. If you cancel the day before or the day of the booking, I unfortunately can't refund you.
I'm an outdoor enthusiast and have lived in NY for eight years. I wanted to make it easier for people to get out of the city, so I started this with the help of some friends. If you have any questions about me or the service you can find me on any social things @shwinnabego or email me [email protected]