Best Camping Accessories For A Little Comfort
Some people like to go camping with just the bare essentials and really rough it. This can be a whole lot of fun, but it’s not for everyone or for every time you want to get back to nature. When you are going camping with your family or want to relax and not challenge yourself you want to have some top camping accessories to make your trip more comfortable.
The gear we’ve opted for here will make for a more enjoyable time and allow you enjoy some of the comforts of home while you get away from it.
Here are the 5 Camping Accessories:
Dinnerware: Coleman Speckled Enamelware
Eating from paper plates and using plastic cutlery can be a frustrating experience. Drinking hot drinks from paper cups can be a soggy experience too. So a lightweight enamelware set can be a great solution to these problems.
This set is ideal for a number of reasons. It is a very affordable price; the red speckled finish looks great you get your cutlery included with the dinnerware.
In this 24 piece set you get 4 each of cups, bowls, plates, knives, forks and spoons.
The enamelware is durable. It includes a handy carry case for the cutlery. There isn’t a carry case included for the dinnerware. All the items are dishwasher safe and it is lightweight weighing in at 6.8 lbs.
It is for only 4 people so you may need to buy an extra set if you have a larger group. If you like the idea of a matching set this is a great idea as it saves you time from having to do all this by yourself and it looks good too.
Not everyone is happy with the quality but most find it acceptable for the price and amount of items included.
Real customer view:
Plates were sturdy, easy to clean, and attractive too. Previously we had a mish mash of odds and ends thrown in a bin, but we loved having this be so compact and organized.
If you want a convenient lightweight set of smart looking dinnerware you can check it out here on Amazon.
Cookware: Texsport Black Ice The Trailblazer H.A. QT. Cook Set
It is important on your family camping trips to have a good set of affordable cookware. This is a set for those who like some of the comforts of modern life rather than for a backpacker who is going to be doing most of their cooking over a campfire.
A cast-iron set is the most durable and probably the best cookware for cooking but it is expensive and heavy.
This set from Texsport is lightweight and durable too. Included in the set is a 7 inch frying pan, 1 quart and 1 ½ quart sauce pans. It is made from a hard anodized material with heat resistant wire handles that stay cool. It is also easy to clean.
It isn’t for making large complex meals but is great for quick easy meals you are probably going to rustling up when you are camping.
Real customer comment:
This set is great! Nice big sizes for our family of four.
Outdoor Lighting: The Coleman Two-Mantle Propane Lantern
It uses a small 16.4 oz propane cylinder rather than being filled with camp fuel as you did with the older models. It screws on to the top of cylinder to get its fuel and be ready to use.
If you want to set it on a table it comes with a base to put it in to help to keep it steady.
Depending on how high bright you set the light you can get between 7 and 14 hours of light from a 16.4 oz propane canister.
It easy to light with matches and is rust resistant. It produces a lot of light and is great for outdoor lighting. It is best for outdoor lighting as it does generate a lot of heat which means it isn’t a good idea to use indoors.
Coleman has a good reputation with these lanterns and have been supplying them to campers for a long time.
Actual customer comment:
It’s really bright when it’s turned up, but in most cases you won’t need that much, so you can turn it down and expect quite a bit more time out of it.
Indoor Lighting: Coleman Tent Light
This light is ideal for family camping and car camping. It may be a little on the bulky side for backpacking. It is great for general purposes in a large tent for getting ready for bed and generally moving around. It isn’t as bright as your lights at home and some people think it isn’t bright enough to use to read in bed in large tents (others have said they find it OK for reading in bed).
If you get 2 or more lights you will probably find they give off plenty of light to play cars or read a book especially if you are having to shelter from the rain inside your tent.
It includes a magnet so it can be attached to a pole or on to the side of the tent if you wish. The bulb is a krypton bulb and is replaceable when you need to do this.
It requires 4 AA batteries to operate it. It weighs in at 1 lb. Weighs less than one pound
This light is great for getting ready for bed or if you need a light in the middle of night. It is reasonably priced and depending on how many you buy you may find it alright for reading in bed too.
Actual customer comment:
These tent lights are awesome….they hook onto wherever you need them in your tent with a powerful magnet….I was able to read at night just like I was at home!
Bedding: The Coleman Full Sized Quick-Bed
Their Quick-Bed has mixed reviews commenting on its quality and how long it lasts. But so do a lot of air mattresses in this price range and more expensive ones too. It appears some people have had many years of reliable use from their bed but others appear to have not been so fortunate. This is an affordable bed and is very quick to inflate because of the battery operated pump.
It is for these reasons that we have included it here.
It can make a great choice at the low price it is available and if the directions are followed.
Actual customer comment:
Nice heavy duty mattress. I was very comfortable…..The pump airs it up within a few minutes.