Let’s Go Camping! {Giveaway}

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Some of my greatest memories from childhood are from family camping trips. We would kick off the season Memorial Day weekend where we’d pack up the camper and head to a lake. Sometimes it would just be my parents and brothers. Others, my grandparents or aunt, uncle and cousins. We would spend the days fishing, wandering and playing in woods, riding our bikes, paddling in the lake in our canoe or just hanging out. Of course, each night there was a campfire and s’mores. What’s camping without s’mores?

When we camped, there was no agenda. Wait, yes there was. The agenda was to unplug. And this was before cell phones and the internet. Back then unplug meant get away from telephones attached to the wall, running water, electricity and indoor bathrooms.

I couldn’t wait to pass on the camping tradition to my kids. That is until I actually had kids. Camping with young kids did not sound appealing to me. At all. I know a lot of people do it but as a mom of twins, I lived and breathed by a set schedule for at least the first 3 years of their lives. The thought of packing all of their stuff and going a night or two with zero hours of sleep did not sound like fun. Call me crazy, but sharing a 4 person tent with Ron, two humans and a dog that don’t know the value of personal space, while “sleeping” on the ground, was not high on my “Must Do” list during the early years.

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Last year, we thought we were ready. We did a test run in the backyard. The kids were excited. Ron was excited. I was excited. And then night time came and my son was no longer excited. Let’s just say the camping experience did not go over well.

This year is THE year. We’ve been putting together our summer bucket list and camping often is on the list. What better way to get excited for camping than with new gear? Thankfully, Kohl’s came through. Did you know they have an extensive camping department online and in store? I love Kohl’s for their great deals but I had no idea they carried so many great outdoor brands like Coleman.

I wish I could say we have already been camping but it’s only mid-April and we live in New Hampshire. The overnight temps are still a little too cold for more liking. So we tested out some of the new gear in the backyard to see how it worked.

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It’s been awhile since I bought a new tent and my-oh-my how things have changed! Room dividers, closets with selves and bars – what?!? We could fit at least two of our tiny 4 person backpacking tent into our new one. My personal space fears are no longer an issue. And it’s a breeze to set up.

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It’s also been awhile since I bought a new sleeping bag. Memory foam. In the sleeping bag. Oh yes. And it is heavenly. Why did it take so long for someone to come up with that genius idea? Thank you Coleman!

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We have a large air mattress for Ron and I so we picked up two Coleman self-inflating camp pads for the kids. Fingers crossed they stay on them and don’t try to steal my cushy mattress.

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With two more (very hungry) mouths to feed, we thought it was time to invest in more food prep gear.ย  We wanted a stove that was light, compact, and easy to use. This 2 burner propane stove is perfect for cooking up any dish I want. And this stainless steel mess kit is just the right size. It has fold-away handles and nest together for compact storage.

I think we are ready. Let’s go camping!

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90 comments on “Let’s Go Camping! {Giveaway}

  1. We are also a camping family…well the rest of my family is and my husband and I prefer to stay in a cabin while they sleep in tents!!! LOL!! The boys just got a tent for their birthday and can’t wait to camp out in the yard but yes, we have gone twice now with no major incidences…of course we’ve been in a cabin so… ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. I love Kohl’s! We shop there all of the time. They are the best if you’ve got a family. I knew they had a wide variety of stuff, but did not know they had camping gear! I love how roomy the tent is!

  3. I would “upgrade” my camping experience and purchase a portable grill and a new lantern…..things I wouldn’t normally splurge on while camping.

  4. I need a new cooking stove, and air mattress and another tent for my son and daughter. We love camping!

  5. I’d probably go a little crazy finding things we need…..I love camping but we don’t have much gear yet.

  6. I would love to get the Coleman 16-Quart Wheeled Cooler and the Coleman Self-Inflating Mat! I didnt know they had camping things…so much to choose from!

  7. We need to upgrade our tent, we need a couple more sleeping bags and we need a camp stove! We are planning a huge, epic road trip next summer and need to start our to-buy list!

  8. my boyfriend loves camping and i am starting to get into it! we just moved to northern cali so we are excited to explore some new areas… i could definitely put this toward a sleeping bag or mat since i don’t have either yet!

  9. my bf gave me his sleeping pad when he bought me some camping/hiking gear. I’d love to get him a new one.

  10. I’d like the Coleman Oversize Quad Chair with Cooler! I’d like a whole set of chairs for camping!

  11. I’ve been wanting a Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill for camping. Bonus points because it could also be used as part of the earthquake/emergency kit.

  12. Camping is definitely on the list to do more of this year and we need to start all over with camping supplies. How timely with this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d definitely use the Kohl’s gift card toward a tent. WITH CLOSETS! How crazy!

  13. We just got a tent for Christmas, but we need almost everything else! I think I’d probably get the same stove you got and a few self-inflating mats…just to start with!

  14. I would love to get the Coleman Trailhead II Cot!

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  15. Amazing giveaway — thank you for the opportunity! My husband and I want to start camping soon, therefore a tent is definitely in order. Maybe this summer/autumn!

  16. I’d buy an actual tent….our last tent, the poles broke after I was cleaning it from our Scouts trip, luckily we haven’t had to go camping again but the weather is perfect right now to do a little camping.

  17. i would buy an air mattress. i love tenting it, but sometimes sleeping on the ground isn’t enjoyable for my aging joints

  18. Funny how motherhood sheds a different light on, oh wait, everything! Our annual camping trip was the highlight of my summer as a small child growing up in New England. Dad was always it’s biggest proponent, being a natural outdoorsman and generally easy-going guy. Mum, on the other hand, had reservations. She didn’t want to sleep on the ground or go through the time-consuming process of loading up four of us and all of our gear. Now, as a mother myself, I understand her preference for weeks on the Cape in a fully furnished house by the sea. Anyway, you’re giving me the confidence to give it a shot this year. Thanks for the great post!

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