Must-Have Camping Gear for 2016

posted on April 26, 2016

Zippo Rugged Lantern
The folks at Zippo put a lot of thought into the design and function of the Rugged Lantern to ensure that when all else fails, this lantern won’t. Rubberized corners and beefed-up design make it drop-proof from up to 5 feet. Ample waterproofing can handle a submersion but shouldn’t have to because this lantern floats. Three power settings and an emergency strobe setting. Rechargeable battery lasts up to 40 hours. Convenient wall charger included. MSRP: $89.95.

Yeti Tundra 210 Cooler
A cross-country hunting trip could require a truck full of coolers, or just one Yeti 210. The tallest and deepest cooler Yeti makes, the 210 can haul a quartered and boned elk or a couple of deer, yet sports a smaller footprint for when space is an issue. Camping for a week? This roto-molded behemoth is darn near indestructible and sports 2 inches of insulation to keep your food fresh for days. MSRP: $799.99.

Chaheati All-Season Heated Chair
This heated chair is perfect for the campsite, hunting blind or the back porch. With its four temperature settings ranging from 98.6 to 145 degrees, you can adjust the heat to suit your seat in any season. Soft, pliable heating system with no bulky coils provides heat for up to six hours. Sports two drink holders. Made of weather-resistant 600-denier nylon. Includes carry bag, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger. MSRP: $109.99.

Browning Glacier Extreme 6-Person Tent
With a 10x10-foot floor and a center height of 7 feet, this tent can sleep up to six on the ground and is tall enough for a grown man to stand. Better yet, its straight-wall design is perfect for maximizing cot space, which will sleep a few less people but get you off the ground. Sturdy tent poles can handle the wind and set up fast. Carry bag and full-size rain cover round out this package. MSRP: $499.99.

Slumberjack Sojourn Sleeping Bag
Offered in -20, 0, 20, and 40-degree models, this mummy-style bag is the perfect sleep system for any season. DriDown insulation technology is loftier than synthetic fills and is water-resistant. Dual zippers, “arms out” feature and waterproof panels in the hood and footbox provide maximum comfort and protection from the elements. Complete with stuff sack. Regular and long sizes. MSRP: $149.95-$319.95.

Camp Chef Explorer 2X Stove
With this stove’s large 14x32-inch cooking surface, adjustable heat control on dual 30,000 BTU burners, three-sided wind screen and out-of-the-box readiness, cooking for a camp full of hunters or a large family just became the easy part of your trip. Available accessories like the Reversible Grill/Griddle, BBQ Grill Box and Artisan Outdoor Oven will up your camp cooking game quite a bit. MSRP: $159.99.

Can Cooker Jr.
The original Can Cooker transformed the task of feeding a group from a logistical nightmare into Crock-Pot simplicity. The Can Cooker Jr. does the same in a smaller size. Simply fill this little pot with your favorite combo of meat, fish and veggies, add seasonings and a cooking liquid like broth or beer, close and latch the lid, apply heat, and in a few hours you’ll have a delicious slow-cooked meal. Made of food-grade anodized aluminum, this pot can handle any heat source from a campfire to a stovetop. MSRP: $59.99.


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