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Product reviews by About's camping guide of various tent's, sleeping bags, and more.

Four Wheel Pop-up Camper: Hawk (or Kestrel) Model
If you are looking for a pop-up camper to put on the back of a truck, Four Wheel Campers make the best designs on the market. The newer Hawk model is designed to fit a medium to full sized truck.

Goal Zero “Nomad 7 Solar Panel”
The Goal Zero Nomad 7 portable solar charger is ideal for campers, backpackers and travelers who want to use the sun's energy to keep their small electronic devices charged.

SteriPEN “Freedom” Water Purification System
With its use of ultraviolet light, the SteriPEN water purification systems destroys bacteria that can cause serious illnesses. The Freedom is the newest and smallest portable water treatment system, and is proven to be effective, dependable and durable.

Coleman Fold N Go InstaStart Grill
The Coleman Fold N Go InstaStart Grill is a compact portable grill. The camping barbecue burns hot and is great for cooking hot dogs and hamburgers at the campground.

Nite Ize - Nite Dawg LED Dog Collar
The Nite Dawg LED Dog Collar by Nite Ize is designed to make your dog visible at night. The dog night light is integrated into the collar for easy viewing after dark and is useful for camping dogs.

Bear Vault - Bear Resistant Food Canister
The Bear Vault bear resistant food storage canister offers the best weight to volume ratio of any bear canister on the market. And with its transparent polycarbonate housing , it is easy to see the contents.

A Coffee Lover's Guide to Camping Coffee
Coffee tastes best in the great outdoors. This is your guide to the best camping coffee makers.

Safari Chef - Portable Camping Grill Review
CADAC Safari Chef is a versatile camping grill with five interchangeable cooking surfaces. Full guide review.

Easton Mountain Hat-Trick Camping Tent Review
The Easton Mountain Products Hat-Trick tent is a great mountaineering or camping tent that is extremely lightweight, yet spacious and comfortable.

Black Diamond Skylight - Camping Tent
A review o the Black Diamond Skylight, 3-Season camping tent. This tent is lightweight, durable and ready to got to your favorite alpine camps.

Black Diamond Tempest: 4-Season Tent
The Black Diamond Bibler Series "Tempest" 4-Season Tent Review.

Best Gifts for Campers
Find the best gifts for campers with About Camping's guide to camping gifts. Holiday gift ideas for campers and outdoors people.

REI Hobitat 4 Camping Tent Review
The REI Hobitat 4 is a spacious family camping tent for car camping with plenty of space and an optional storage garage. The camping tent is constructed well and is expected to last for many camping trips over the years.

Coleman Instant Tent
The Coleman Instant Tent is an ideal family camping tent for camping road trips. The Instant Tent is quick and easy to set-up.

Paha Que' Wilderness ScreenRoom 10x10
Paha Que' Wilderness ScreenRoom 10x10 review at camping.about.com.

WondaWedge - Inflatable Back Support With Attached Mat
WondaWedge - Inflatable Back Support With Attached Mat

Panther Vision PowerCap LED Lighted Hats
Review of the Panther Vision PowerCap. This cap allows you to have hands-free lighting.

Book Review: Where do the Animals Go When it Rains?
With its beautiful illustrations and rhyming verses, "Where do the Animals Go When it Rains?" is a great book for kids who love camping and the great outdoors.

Charcoal Buddy
Product review of the Charcoal Buddy.

Energizer Trailfinder Series LED Headlights
Camping Gear Review - Energizer Trailfinder Series LED Headlights

Cobb Camping Station
Product review of the Cobb Camping Station made for the Cobb Portable Grill.

Cabela's Outfitter's Canvas Wall Tents
These tents are often used by hunters as a base camp. Available in 5 different sizes. Equipped to safely accommodate a heating or cooking stove.

Selk ‘bag - Sleep Wear System by Lippi
Selk ‘bag - Sleep Wear System by Lippi - a sleeping bag that you wear.

eGear spotlight Rechargeable Light For Your Vehicle
A small and lightweight yet bright LED flashlight that recharges in your vehicle's cigarette lighter.

WoodGas Camp Stove XL
Review of the WoodGas Camp Stove XL - an innovative, efficient cooking device that burns almost any fuel that nature produces.

Coghlan's LED Headlights
Gear review - Coghlans's 0.5 Watt LED Headlight and Coghlan's Clip-On LED Headlight.

Woodall's Campsite Cookbook
Book review - Woodall's Campsite Cookbook is full of classic recipes for the campfire, campstove, Dutch oven and grill. This little book has more ideas for outdoor cooking than you can imagine.

Woodall's Campsite Cookbook
Book review - Woodall's Campsite Cookbook is full of classic recipes for the campfire, campstove, Dutch oven and grill. This little book has more ideas for outdoor cooking than you can imagine.

Link Hydro Pack from Skullcandy
Product review of the Link Hydro Pack from Skullcandy.

Skeeter Beater
Skeeter Beater is a magnatic vehicle window screen which allows air to flow freely through open windows while maintaining an insect free environment.

Coghlan's Micro Lantern
Gear review - this compact LED light is a great litle lantern for pack or tent.

LifeGear LifeLight Mega-Function Lantern
A hand held, crank-powered, LED lantern that includes a radio, cell phone charger, emergency flashers, siren and compass.

Life Gear 6-in-1 Personal Safety Device (model PSD6N1)
A hand held, crank-powered, personal safety device that includes a radio, cell phone charger, flashlight, emergency flashers, siren and compass.

SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
Product review - SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - world's first satellite messenger.

Quick Seals
Quick Seals are an innovative way to add a zipper seal to any bag.

Cobb Premier Grill
Product review of the Cobb Premier Portable Grill.

Kodiak 10x10 ft Deluxe Flex-Bow Model 6010 Canvas Tent
Kodiak 10x10 ft Deluxe Flex-Bow Model 6010 Canvas Tent

Montana Canvas Wall Tents
These tents are often used by hunters as a base camp. Available in a variety of sizes. Equipped to safely accommodate a heating or cooking stove.

Solio Universal Hybrid Portable Solar Charger
The Solio is a universal solar charger that can meet the power needs of most portable electronics. The Solio charges anything that uses a USB connection, most cell phones, and other electronics that use standard connections.

eGear K2 Grenade LED Lantern
This small lightweight Luxeon LED lantern puts out 85 lumens.

Grilliput
An innovative stainless steel grill that is compact to store.

Freedom Tray
Freedom Tray is useful around the campsite or even on the beach and other places where you don't have a table.

Spork
Is it a fork, spoon or knife? No, it's a spork, a 3-in-1 utensil that is an ideal addition to your chuckbox.

eGear XT-130 Polymer K2 Tactical Torch
This is a tough flashlight that uses a Luxeon LED and has an output of 130 lumens.

eGear XT-130 Polymer K2 Tactical Torch
This is a tough flashlight that uses a Luxeon LED and has an output of 130 lumens.

The WoodGas Camp Stove
The WoodGas Camp Stove is an innovative, efficient cooking device that burns almost any fuel that nature produces.

Woodall's North American Tenting Directory
Book review - Woodall's Tenting Directory is the perfect campanion for campers who are looking for a peaceful place to set up your tent.

Don't Bug Me! Patch
Product Review - Don't Bug Me! Patch

S'mores - Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion
Book review - Lisa Adam's book is a must have for anyone who likes s'mores.

Swiss Spice Humid Proof Spice Dispenser
Product Review - Swiss Spice Humid Proof Spice Dispenser

Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker
Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker. Have a ball with this ice cream maker.

AirZone Osprey 4-Person Tent
AirZone Osprey Tent, using pole-less air tube technology.

MKG Travel Pillow
The MKG Travel Pillow is compact, lightweight and comfortable.

Springbar Compact 2000 Tent
Springbar Compact 2000 Tent

Decathlon's Quechua 2-Second Tent
Decathlon's Quechua 2-Second Tent is quick and easy to set up. Just throw it in the air, and it opens up ready to use.

Rome Popcorn Popper
Rome Popcorn Popper

Kelty Trail Dome 4 Tent
This 4-man (backpacking) tent is easy to assemble, lightweight and economical.

GSI Waffle Iron
This gadget from GSI Outdoors makes great waffles in just 6 minutes over a campstove.

Vortex Hand Crank Blender
This hand blender from GSI Outdoors mixes shakes, frozen drinks, pancake batter and sauces without electricity.

Pie Iron
This cast-iron campfire tool makes great sandwiches, fruit pies, and much more.

Kelty Trail Dome 4 Tent Tour
An illustrated look at the features of the Kelty Trail Dome 4 Tent.

Kelty Trail Dome 4 Footprint
A footprint (ground cloth, tarp) is a great accessory for your tent.

Kirkham Oversize Covered Foam Pad
Kirkham Oversize Covered Foam Pad

Camp Chef Charcoal Lighter
This gadget will give you perfect charcoals in minutes.

eGear 12 LED Lantern with Dimming Switch
Product Review - eGear 12 LED lantern with dimming switch

Slumberjack Bonnie and Clyde Double Sleeping Bag
Slumberjack Bonnie and Clyde Double Sleeping Bag

Camping and RVing with Dogs by Jack and Julee Meltzer
A book review of Camping and RVing with Dogs - this is a book for pet lovers who like to camp written by campers who have taken their pets to all kinds of campgrounds. There are plenty of good tips for pet owners and a large directory of pet-friendly campgrounds.

RotoRadio - Self-Powered LED Flashlight and FM Radio
Product Review - RotoRadio, a self-powered LED flashlight and FM radio that never needs batteries.

RotoGlo - Self-Powered Flashlight
Product Review - RotoGlo, a self-powered flashlight that never needs batteries.

Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
Product review - Coleman SportCat catalytic heater, a safe, portable propane tent heater.

Stainless Steel Grill Tool Sets
Product review - put together an economical set of grill tools for under $15.00 at your local grocery store, or buy a matching 3 to 30-piece set for around $18.00 to $70.00.

Eureka/BlueSky Designs Freedom Tent For Disabled Campers
The Eureka/BlueSky Designs Freedom tent is a 3-season, 2-person tent designed to meet the specific needs of disabled campers.

Springbar Campsite Canvas Tent
Product review of the Springbar Campsite Canvas Tent, a great family tent for a couple or a family with one or two kids.

Silva Cobalt Digital Compass
Product review - Silva Cobalt, the digital compass that takes bearings from your map.

Silva Guide 426 Compass
Silva Guide 426 Compass product review

Buzzwacket - kills insects in the air.
Buzzwacket - kills insects in the air.

Wonder Wash - The Laundry Alternative
Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.

Cactus Juice Sun & Skin Outdoor Protectant
Product review - Cactus Juice, natural products made from the prickly pear cactus.

Cactus Juice Sun & Skin Outdoor Protectant
Product review - Cactus Juice, natural products made from the prickly pear cactus.

Cactus Juice Sun & Skin Outdoor Protectant
Product review - Cactus Juice, natural products made from the prickly pear cactus.

Grill Thing - Hot Dog Holder
The Grill Thing is great for securely holding hot dogs and marshmallows over a campfire. The Grill Thing is small, durable, and economical.

Weber Baby Q Gas Grill
Product Review - Weber Baby Q Gas Grill, portable propane cooking system.

Photon Micro-Light
Photon Micro-Lights are small personal safety flashlights that fit easily in your pocket, clip to a keychain, or attach to a cap.

Eureka Zeus 4EXO Tent
The Eureka Zeus 4EXO is a quality tent that packs easily in the car or on your backpack. Meant as a 4-person backpacking tent, it also works for those small families looking for a compact lightweight car camping tent.

Eureka Sandstone Rectangular Sleeping Bag
You'll sleep well and stay warm in the Eureka Sandstone rectangular sleeping bag. Rated to 30 degrees, this is a great 3-season sleeping bag.

Silva Ranger 515 Compass
The Silva Ranger 515 is easy to use, and it's not going to break. You can depend on this compass for accurate navigation.

Cobb Grill
The Cobb Grill will serve all your outdoor cooking needs, and it's easy to clean. It comes with its own tote bag, and it stores compactly. You can grill, bake, roast, steam, and smoke with the Cobb Grill.

Coleman Weathermaster 3-Room Tent
The Coleman Weathermaster 3-Room Tent is a spacious, easy to set up, economical choice for year-round family camping.

Eureka Equinox 6 Family Tent
The Eureka Equinox 6 is an ideal tent for the family willing to pay a little more for reliable quality.

Kelty Grand Canyon Family Tent
The Kelty Grand Canyon is a sturdy family tent with lots of head room and good weather protection.

North Face Bedrock 3-Season Tent
The North Face Bedrock is a luxury 3-season family tent that is made of the best materials available.

Paha Que' Pamo Valley Family Tent
The Paha Que' Pamo Valley is a spacious family tent made of quality materials and ready for foul weather.

REI Camp Dome 3-Season Family Tent
The REI Camp Dome is an economical 3-season family tent, which is durable, roomy, and weatherproof.

Sierra Designs Nomad Tent
The Sierra Designs Nomad is a quality 3-season family tent that is durable, roomy, and weatherproof.

Oregon Scientific WR-8000 Weather Radio
Besides keeping you in touch with local weather conditions, the Oregon Scientific WR-8000 includes other useful tools.

America's Best RV Cookbook
America's Best RV Cookbook would be a useful reference in any kitchen, be it in your RV or at home.

Rain Gear
I hate getting damp and cold at the campground, and I wouldn't think of heading out without packing my rain gear.

Pocket Knives
One of the most useful items to carry with you when camping is a good pocket knife.

JanSport Right Pack
The JanSport Right Pack is an excellent day pack that is comfortable, durable, and reasonably priced - a recommended buying choice.

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