Marshmallow Roasting Sticks – We have to have s’mores right? Obviously, you can use some green sticks if you have a little bit of know-how. That is what we usually do, but I was able to review some of these roasting sticks and I approve of them. I love how they are extendable. I hate that I have to wash them though. Phooey!
Marshmallow-Hot Dog Roasting Sticks
Extendable sticks – It’s very nice to have a long stick, so you can stay further away from the fire.
Durable and sturdy enough to roast hot dogs and other food items
Double prongs make roasting easier. Hot dogs can be poked by both prongs resulting in better cooking results.
Broken pieces – some reviewers say their sticks broke. I have this set and they’ve been fine for years. So IDK.
Washing isn’t fun or easy when you talk about marshmallows! You don’t have to wash sticks
Freeze Dried Beef Stew
Mountain House – Yum. Buying Mountain House products can help cut down on the food items you bring.
Mountain House Beef Stew
Freeze Dried Breakfast Skillet
Breakfast Skillet #10 Can
Coleman’s Pop-up Trash Can – We used to use grocery bags, but that gets old really quick. It’s nice to have a travel-friendly trash can. Just remember not to put any food in it. A bear will destroy it!
Popup Trash Can
Coldest Water Bottle
36 hours of cold water
13 hours of hot liquids (Yay hot coffee ALL DAY!)
It floats if not filled all the way up
Fits most cupholders
Stainless steel construction
Three colors and nothing special about the design
Smearing paint – The letters tend to melt and can be messy.
36/13? Some reviewers complain that it doesn’t keep liquids cold for as long as they tout. I’ve never need cold liquid for 36 hours, but in my experience, it kept water cold for me a long time.
This collapsible water bottle is great for when you are hiking into your camp spot, and you don’t need heavy steel water bottles weighing you down.
Collapsible Water Bottle
Personal Water Filter – If you run out of water, you’ll need, not want this product. I have one of these, and I would love to have several more!
Personal Water Filter by Sawyer
Filters up to 396 gallons
Removes 99.99999% of harmful substances (pollution, odor, chlorine and organic chemicals, etc.) and improve the taste
Description Discrepancy – It seems many reviewers on Amazon report that they are getting a product different than advertised, used, etc…My suggestion confirm before you buy that you are getting a genuine Sawyer product
The Best Toiletries
Washing Laundry And Bathing
Want to wash your clothes on the go? Grab this wash bag. Yep, that’s right!
Washbag – Portable Laundry System
Microfiber towels – Might come in handy if there are showers or a creek where you’re camping. They’re lightweight and fold up small.
Microfiber Bath Towel Set
Camping toilet paper? – Yes! It degrades faster than regular toilet tissue. It will break down much faster than regular toilet tissue.
Biodegradable Toilet Tissue
Ladies, I know you hate squatting in the bush. Pincone poking your buttcheeks. Maybe it’s the accidental squatted in a poison ivy patch? Grab one of these great stand up and pee urinals for women and you won’t have to deal with these issues ever again! These are pretty inexpensive and worth every penny!
This first one doesn’t have a cup to go with it. This pink urination device is perfect for peeing in the woods. If however, you’re trying to avoid public bathrooms while traveling, or want to simply pee in the tent during the middle of the night, so that you don’t walk up on a night creature, the next urinal is for you!
Female Urination Device
This blue urination device allows you to pee in the comfort of your own tent or your vehicle without having to tromp through the woods in the middle of the night and meet a giant bear! The cup part is extendable, so there’s plenty of room for a whole bunch of pee!
Hanging Toiletry Bag – Perfect for holding your toothpaste & toothbrushes, and other bathroom supplies…
Hanging Toiletry Bag
A portable toilet can help you avoid poison ivy on your behind.
Coleman 8 Person Tent | Instant Tent
Made in USA
Screened in porch
Large tent – big enough for the whole family
Stand up room – It’s 6.7 ft tall in the center.
Small Carrying Case – The carrying bag is too small and the tent is impossible to fold back up small enough to put back in the bag.
No replacement parts
Plastic parts tend to break after several uses
Some might say this is a glamping tent, and it may be a step up from the normal tents, but I like it! Now, only if I could afford the dern thing…
Cotton Canvas Tent | Yurt Style Tent
Durable Fabric – Army Duck Canvas is water, mildew, and UV resistant
Fire retardant finish on the fabric
Keep warm and cook inside the tent! The tent comes with a stove jack. You can optionally instill a little wood stove to
Gear storage – there is two large storage area with multiple pockets.
Easy setup – This tent is surprisingly easy to set up!
Good Ventilation – 2+ windows, 2 peak vents, and the large door.
More hooks – Needs more hooks to hang lights and gear
The floor is sewn in and not removable
Here’s another great canvas tent made by WHITEDUCK. It’s a 6-8 person, 4 season tent. With many of the same bells and whistle of the yurt style tent, just in a more traditional design. I’m adding these to the best camping gear on Amazon list because these are really great tents.
Cabin Style Tent
Heat resistant roof – The roof also blocks out sunlight so you don’t get blinded by the bright sun in the morning.
Durable fabric – This tent is made of durable cotton canvas.
Mold resistant plus its also mildew, water, and UV resistant fabric
Standing room – The ceiling height is 6.6 ft.
Wall pitch – The walls pitch inward, giving less room to move around even though the ceiling is tall.
Best Sleeping Bags And Other Sleeping Accessories
Sleeping bag – You’ll love the colors and the chevron pattern on this sleeping bag.
4 Seasons Sleeping Bag
I have a couple of lightweight double sleeping bags. They work great for the fall weather in Florida. It’s pretty warm here most of the time. The kids don’t mind sharing, plus it cost less to buy 2 of these instead of separate bags for everyone!
3 Season Double Sleeping Bag
Bottom Zipper – Cool down your hot feet and unzip the bottom zipper!
100% satisfaction guaranteed
Zippers not high quality and tend to break
Inferior stitching – Quality stitching can go a long way in a durable product. This product doesn’t seem to have great stitching.
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