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VW wants to showcase their biggest SUV’s adventure leanings with the Atlas Basecamp Concept. VW Designer Alex Earle thought up the concept, and the finished product is one we’d love to see in production someday (it’s nice to dream). Most of the upper half of the Basecamp looks like a conventional Atlas, but the bottom half gets ruggedized rocker panels, black trim, and beefier off-road tires shod on murdered out wheels. There’s also a black safari rack with an LED lightbar and tasty orange highlights applied on the grille, side mirrors, and in the Basecamp logo just aft of the front fenders. Underneath, the Basecamp is powered by the premium Atlas 3.6-liter V6 engine, but the suspension gets upgraded for more serious off-road duties. The icing on the camping cake is the companion HIVE EX compact expedition trailer that houses a queen-size bed, pullout canopy, kitchenette, portable toilet, and shower, just to name a few. The concept pair will be on display at the New York Auto Show and SEMA.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.