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9 items I never camp without – in any season

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Oct 12, 2022
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    Nature is one of my favorite places to relax and recharge, and camping is a great way to fully immerse myself in the experience. My family and I recently started the National Parks Circuit, hoping to visit each breathtaking park over the next few years. We look forward to each new campsite as we set up our base to explore the surrounding park.

    The regular camping season may be winding down, but late fall and winter can also be good times to camp – if you don’t mind colder temperatures and potential frost. But cooler temperatures also mean a less crowded campground, both in terms of other campers and fewer mosquitoes. In fact, I’m currently planning a camping trip in early November with one of my best friends, so this sale is just in time for my last minute cooler weather camping needs.

    Whether you’re looking for last minute cold weather shopping like me or stocking up for next summer, Amazon’s first Prime Early Access sale is here to make sure you have everything you need with up to 63% off select Coleman outdoor gear. Here are my picks for the best buys; don’t miss!

    Coleman Dome Tent with Mosquito Net | Evanston Camping Tent with Screened Porch

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    When my wife and I first decided to make camping our must-have vacation experience, I spent a lot more time than I care to admit looking for the perfect tent for our family. In fact, I bought – and returned – two more tents before finally stumbling upon Coleman’s 6-person Evanston tent.

    We’ve been using it for almost two years now and still love it. The interior is large enough to hold two queen-size air mattresses and still have room for an adult to stand completely straight in the center, or at least I can at 5′ 9″.

    My favorite feature – and the best feature of the tent in my opinion – is the screened porch. Great for escaping bugs while enjoying great views and a nice breeze. The porch has a partial roof to keep out some of the rain and is a great place to relax while allowing anyone sleeping in the tent some privacy.

    Coleman QuickBed Elite Extra Tall Air Bed: Queen

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    As I get older, the idea of ​​sleeping directly on the floor appeals to me less and less. So when our families are camping, we never forget to pack our airbeds and pump – and don’t forget spare batteries! The Coleman QuickBed Elite Single Bed features a built-in 4D pump to ensure a fully inflated bed every time, and its ComfortStrong Coil construction helps ensure a flatter sleeping surface.

    Pro tip: If getting in and out of a single-height mattress isn’t something you want to try, you might want to try the double-height mattress, although it doesn’t include a built-in pump, so don’t forget not to take one!

    Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag

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    If you’re traveling with a partner, camping can be a great opportunity to reconnect without the daily distractions. Whether you’re looking to snuggle up next to your partner or just need a little extra room to stretch your legs, the Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 Big and Tall Sleeping Bag gives you options you you won’t get with most sleeping gear.

    When combined, the tandem sleeping bag provides spacious sleeping space for two and is long enough to accommodate campers over 6 feet tall. The bags can also be separated and used as two single-use bags when extra space is needed – we all end up in the doghouse at one point or another, after all. Ideal for camping when temperatures don’t drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Coleman Instant Pop Up Awning (7’x5′)

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    While I don’t mind letting my skin tan naturally during the summer months, I absolutely despise two things: sunburn and the alternative of constantly applying sunscreen to protect against it. A retractable awning is a great camping solution that provides a shaded retreat from the sun and rain if needed. It is also ideal for use on food preparation areas. Includes a rolling storage bag for easy setup and condenses to just 34.25″ x 9″ x 9.5″ when stored.

    Coleman LED Lantern | Twin 390 Lumen LED Lantern

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    Do not stay in the dark; a lantern is a necessity for any camping trip. If you prefer a more traditional lantern, you may be more interested in this propane option. However, I prefer the ease of use and safety of an LED lantern as I camp with young children, but it’s also great if you’re camping with pets or just don’t want the hassle fuel canisters and ignition.

    Coleman’s 390 Lumen Twin LED Lantern is a great option, and at just over a foot tall, it takes up very little space while still providing up to 32 feet of light when placed overhead. Best of all, it’s water resistant, allowing continued use even in the rain. Don’t forget the backup batteries!

    Coleman Fold N Go 2 Burner Propane Camp Stove

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    This compact camp stove combines the convenience of two burners with the packability of single burner grills, taking up less space when stored. Simply connect your propane canister and press the ignition button – no matches required! Cooking and cleanup are a breeze, leaving you more time to enjoy your hard-earned meal to fuel up for your next ride.

    Coleman Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner

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    Whether you get cold easily or just want to beef up your current sleeping bag for colder temperatures, this sleeping bag liner will provide the extra warmth when you need it most. Simply add to the inside of your current bag for an additional 12 degrees of warmth. The lightweight, non-bulky fleece material can also be used independently, which can save space when a larger bag is not needed.

    Coleman Ultra Thick Insulated Soft Cooler

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    If you’re heading into bear country, you might want to invest in a more durable cooler. However, if you need a portable cooler backpack to keep your food and drinks cool for that next hike, this might just be the product for you. The main compartment can keep 28 cans cool for up to 42 hours, zipping up to make sure nothing gets lost along the way. It can be converted into a backpack, making your next picnic easier. Exterior mesh pockets also allow you to store dry items separately. Best of all, it comes with a built-in bottle opener so you don’t have to remember to pack one.

    Coleman 12 inch Steel Non-Stick Fry Pan

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    A propane grill is great, but if you don’t have anything to cook your food in, you will be quite limited in what you are able to prepare. The Coleman 12-inch Non-Stick Skillet is a great option for frying eggs, grilling bacon, or even cooking pancakes. Can you say breakfast is my favorite meal? Easy to clean and comes with a convenient folding handle for easy storage.

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