Sleeping Bag Recommendations

Many people purchase mummy bags. I find them a little too confining unless I use unzipped. It is wise to buy one rated to zero degrees. Sleeping bag technology is improved from the days when I was buying them. Fibers are much lighter and warmer, bringing bags into the very affordable range.  I suggest the following:

Coleman Big Basin Large Extreme-Weather Hybrid Sleeping Bag

coleman sleepingbag

Mylar Blanket

Mylar is a super material that keeps you warm and toasty. It is also great to have in your survival/first aid kit. I use it right now under my mattress in the van. However, when camping during nights near or below freezing, I put one on top of my sleeping blankets. My dog doesn’t like to sound of crunchy Mylar, but he loves the heat.  Mylar blankets are super cheap:

Emergency Mylar Blankets – 84″ x 52″ (4 Pack)

mylar 2

Cooking Stuff

Colemen One Burner Stove

Easy to use and store!     

Pots and Pan Set

I always prefer stainless steel.

12 volt Beverage Warmer

Do not go on a road trip without this little guy. It is awesome for heating coffee, plain water, soups, and so on.


Duffle Bags

I keep lots of things in duffles. Essential for all gear when tent camping, great for clothes and stuff when van camping
<a href=”North Star Sports Side Loader Duffle/Gear Bag 25 x 42-Inch 1050 HD Tuff Cloth (Sage)“>

Super Tough Heavyweight Cotton Canvas Duffle Bag – Size Giant, 48″ x 20″“>

Dog Pen

I only use this if I am in large city or if Tango could otherwise get hurt if he roams.

Dog Tie Down

Boss Pet – Prestige Dome Stake 21″ Yellow

Leash for Tie Down

Potty Stuff

Privacy Shelter

Matter of Time Instant Privacy Pop Up Shelter

Double Doodie Bags:

At two bucks a pop, they seem expensive, but they are worth every penny. <a href=”Reliance Products Double Doodie Toilet Waste Bags (6-Pack)“>

Future reviews will include: 

  • Self Inflating air mattress
  • Regular Air Mattres
  • Water Jugs
  • Rope
  • Extra Tent Pegs
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Fishing Pole
  • Inflatable stuff
  • Hat
  • Hydration Pac
  • Kindle
  • Kindle Speaker
  • Solar Charger
  • Jump Box
  • Heater
  • Wool Socks
  • Fleece Pants
  • Vest
  • Hand Warmers
  • Watch
  • Camp Pillow
  • Air Mattre
  • Camp Clogs
  • Stun Gun
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Bear Spray
  • Solar Charger and Hand Crank Radio
  • Utensils
  • Cooler Bag
  • Blue Ice
  • Cooler
  • Where to Go: Print Books
  • Where to Go: Kindle Books
  • Map and Compass

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