Camping Gear

Camping gear reviews for your family vacation

How to Get Baby to Sleep While Camping

Wondering how to get baby to sleep while camping? Our expert campers share their best tips on hitting snooze for the little ones while you camp.
Camping Kitchen in a Single Box

How to Assemble a Single Box Camping Kitchen

One of my favorite things about camping is the challenge of making delicious meals in the great outdoors where my entire kitchen is reduced to a minimum. In fact, our entire camping kitchen fits into a single 25-gallon plastic tote. This single box contains all the kitchen equipment I need to cook everything from pancakes at breakfast...

Gear Review: Big Agnes Red Canyon 4 mtnGLO® with Goal Zero Tent Kit

If you aren’t an ultralight camper and you would like to be able to stand tall in your tent you MUST make the switch! The Big Agnes Red Canyon 4 mtnGLO® with Goal Zero has space in spades plus so much more. The tent has all the bells and whistles, utilizing solar technology and light...

Gear Review: Kid-O-Bunk Travel Bunks- A great sleep solution from camping to Grandma’s

Kid-O-Bunk offers families a versatile, space-saving sleep solution that is ideal for road trips, camping, sleepovers, and out-of-town guests. This system combines function, comfort, and ease of use into a product that has proven to work well for my family, both at home and on the go.

Review Monkey Mat Compact Picnic Blanket

Parents (especially first timers) really hate to see their children on messy, dirty floors, mouthing whatever happens to be on the ground at the park, or sitting within reach of any number of dangerous and disgusting objects when placed on the floor. Monkey Mat is a super lightweight, grab and go answer for all of...

Review of the GO Camping Trailer

My first sight of the GO camping trailer was a kind of “wow” moment. Streamlined and tucked neatly in my garage bay, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything quite like it. And with a smaller footprint than my sedan, I’m left marveling: How does such a cool looking trailer with a sleek, aerodynamic...

Review of the Kelty Big Dipper 30 Junior Sleeping Bag

We recently received the Kelty Big Dipper sleeping bag to test out and our 8 year old has been using it all summer. This junior sleeping bag grows with your child so they stay warm and toasty even as they get taller and taller. My son’s gotten so possessive over it, I am pretty sure we’re...

Review of the Coleman Instant Tent

There are many things that can ruin a perfect marriage; infidelity, poor communication, financial issues; and of course, assembling the family’s camping tent.  If you have ever stood on the opposite side of your spouse over an unassembled tent trying to slide one of those skinny little tent poles through those delicate fabric tent pole...