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    31 Things From Target That Are Useful For Camping, Especially As The Weather Gets Cooler

    ~Tents, and sleeping bags, and flashlights, oh my~

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    1. A top-rated four-person Coleman tent so you can have someplace cozy and dry to sleep after going on a long hike. The water-resistant tent is 9 ft. x 7 ft., which can accommodate up to four sleeping bags, though it most comfortably works for one queen-size bed. That said, it's also sold in a six-person option.

    The Coleman tent

    Promising review: "On our first camping trip with this tent, it was pouring rain half the night and sprinkling the other half. The tent kept us dry the whole night. It was easy to set up and easy to pack away." –Sally

    Price: $64.99

    2. A multipurpose outdoor tarp to keep your tent from soaking through in the middle of the night. Alternatively, you can string it up in the trees to create a DIY canopy. Or you can lay it out to serve as a place for kiddos to sit and play. In other words, it will come in handy one way or another on your outdoor adventure.

    The blue tarp

    Promising review: "Perfect size and thickness for protecting your tent floor from the harsh terrain you maybe setting up on." —Ellie

    Price: $2.99+ (available in three sizes)

    3. A queen-size 18-inch air mattress with a built-in pump that will protect your back from getting poked and prodded all night long. After all, even when you're inside a tent, rocks, sticks, and debris have a way of crinkling beneath your sleeping bag. This cushy air mattress will prevent all that.

    The TruAire Matrress

    Promising review: "I bought two of these beds to have something to sleep on while I wait for new furniture. The bed is amazingly comfortable and enjoyable! The bed stays inflated for days. I like to sleep on firm beds so right before I called it a night, I inflated my bed just to add a little more firmness. I had one of the best nights of sleep in my life. You won’t be disappointed with this purchase!" —Shelilah Brown

    Price: $169.99

    4. A rechargeable LED flashlight to ensure that you can always light your path (important during late-night bathroom runs). Unlike battery-operated flashlights, this one is designed to charge via USB, so it's easy to keep charged. What's more, you can even use it as a backup phone charger.

    The flashlight

    Promising review: "So many functions all in one compact size! There is light when you need it and the added bonus of being able to charge electronics makes this a dream if power was to go out! Definitely recommend! It’s a lifesaver!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    5. A two-burner propane stove so you can easily whip up a delicious meal in the middle of nowhere. The elevated sides serve as wind guards, so you won't have to worry about your flames blowing out — all your have to worry about is living your best wilderness gourmet life.

    The Coleman propane stove

    Promising review: "This is a nice, sturdy stove which was an upgrade from my Coleman classic single-burner stove. The wind protection is great feature and the stove is very compact and not heavy. I’m happy to now have two burners, it’s much easier to cook a good meal and I think it will last a long time." —Target reviewer

    Price: $43.99

    6. A double-wide sleeping bag for folks who want to stay warm via cozy insulation and shared body heat. The oversized hood is designed to fit two standard pillows, and the body of the bag itself is 5.5 feet wide.

    The blue and white double-wide sleeping bag

    Promising review: "I bought this for a tent camping trip with my husband, 4-year-old, and 2-year-old. It was below freezing one night, so the kids ended up in the sleeping bag with us. I was pleased to find that we all fit, and it was nice and warm. It's a great price, and it seems like it will last for years." —Cbrewer

    Price: $79.99

    7. A scout survival kit just in case something goes awry on your camping trip. The waterproof dry bag holds a heat-reflective two-person emergency blanket, a Fire Lite fire striker and waterproof tinder, a 100-decibel Slim Rescue Howler, a Rescue Flash Signal Mirror, a whistle, and more — all of which will come in handy should you encounter an emergency.

    The scout survival kit

    Promising review: "This kit has so many useful items in it. The good thing is that it's not bulky or anything, everything fits into this small case that you can take anywhere with you." —klynn0808

    Price: $23.99

    8. An insulated stainless-steel water bottle that truly has the most innovative design around. The cult-favorite bottle has a convenient carrying handle that, when snapped into place, also locks the bottle to make it spill-proof. Plus, if we know anything to be true, it's that camping (no matter the weather) requires staying hydrated, too.


    Beneath this water bottle's cap, you'll find not only a built-in spout but a straw, too. I love it because that way I can sip with my preferred method (with a straw), while also being able to easily pour some water out from the spout for my pup, Cash.

    Promising review: "This thing is fantastic. The straw is attached to the lid, which makes it so easy to drink out of while you’re driving, unlike a Nalgene. I leave this bottle with ice water in the car while I’m out running errands, sometimes for six hours or so. When I come back to it, there’s still ice in it…worth every penny. I bought this months ago too, so it’s held up over time, no flaking or weird issues with the material." —Stephanie

    Price: $24.99 (available in seven colors)

    9. A cozy fleece zip-up jacket so you'll stay warm while you take in that fresh air. The slightly stretchy jacket has a mock neck and deep zip pockets, so it will keep you feeling snuggly and keep your essential items safe from falling out mid-hike.

    The multicolored green fleece jacket

    Promising review: "I've been looking for the perfect standing-collar fleece for a long time. The fit is great. It's got deep pockets and it's breathable but warm. The only thing I wish it had was a chest pocket because my last fleece had one. But it's wonderful! This is definitely an item that will last me a long time and is worth the cost for the lifespan." —LaurenKL

    Price: $48 (available in sizes XS–4X and six colors)

    10. A water filter straw to ensure that you have safe drinking water within reach — and without having to lug gallons of water along for the trip. The straw is designed to remove 99.9% of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, and every sip will leave you refreshed and hydrated.

    The blue filter straw

    Promising review: "These work great. We go backwoods camping and it saves us from having to haul gallons and gallons of water with us." —Carolynnleaj

    Price: $19.99

    11. A 10.5-quart insulated backpack cooler so you can easily bring drinks and snacks along on your adventures. The spacious, leak-resistant bag can hold up to 28 cans (!) and has pockets on the front and sides for additional snack storage.


    Promising review: "This backpack is perfect for my family. We use it for my kids' sporting events and games. It’s easy to travel with and store when done. The backpack is great for keeping drinks and food cold." —3PrincesMama

    Price: $39.99

    12. A lifted Coleman inflatable cot to make sleeping while camping as cozy as can be. The twin-size cot not only offers a more padded sleep space, but also makes for a warmer night's sleep, as the cold from the ground won't work its way through your sleeping bag. As a bonus, it has a built-in nightstand, so you'll have somewhere to set a drink, your phone, and whatever else you may need a space for.

    The lifted Coleman cot

    Promising review: "The first time we used it, of course our tent got flooded and we were off the ground nice and dry. It was worth every penny. We bring a queen sheet set to protect it and i think it helps with the noise. We aren't the smallest people and it holds up our weight really well and is sturdy." —Target reviewer

    Price: $141.99 (available in two sizes)

    13. A pair of laser-cut compression leggings that will keep you comfy, warm, and dry, no matter what you get up to in the great outdoors. The leggings are made with moisture-wicking fabric, and have flat seams and deep pockets — so they're as practical as they are cute.

    The black and gray marbled leggings

    Promising review: "Got the deep navy color and I am OBSESSED with these leggings!!! I will say they are slightly smaller so I did size up, which was no problem! I love these; they don’t roll down, which is especially lovely." –Anonymous

    Price: $32 (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors)

    14. A Coleman sleeping bag for cool (but not cold) weather. Made with ThermoTech insulation, this two-zip sleeping bag is designed to keep sleepers warm in temperatures as low as 50 degrees.

    The black and blue Coleman sleeping bag

    Promising review: "Coleman makes great products! We use this for camping in the summer and fall. Highly recommend!" —Chef in Kitchen

    Price: $25.49 

    15. An ultralight warming emergency blanket that will come in use should you find yourself up Schitt's Creek (see what we did there?) without a paddle. This blanket is designed to reflect 90% of your body heat to keep you warm if disaster strikes.

    The reflective orange emergency blanket

    Promising review: "This blanket is very thin and very light weight. And it's easy to store in the car." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    16. An 18-oz. stainless-steel all-in-one food jar for folks who want to carry along a hot meal. Whether you use it to prepare a meal ahead of a long hike on your trip or before even heading out on your trip altogether, this heat-maintaining kit — which comes with a spoon and built-in bowl — will prove convenient.

    The stainless food jar

    Promising review: "Great quality, everything you would want from a thermos. Keeps our daughter's lunch hot for many hours." —Zhanna

    Price: $22.99

    17. A Coleman canopy to keep an area of your camp shaded and covered, should it start to rain or snow or just be too darn sunny. The easy-to-set-up canopy offers SPF 50+ sun protection and has a water-resistant top, making it a great buy for just about any camper's collection.

    The Coleman Instant Canopy

    Promising review: "Great buy! Easy to transport and put together. Comes with side panel for shade. Great investment for years of sports and camping activities!" —MominDenver

    Price: $139.99

    18. A compass with LED light so you can still navigate your way back home should your phone die, or if — god forbid — you lose it while camping. This compass comes with a convenient neck strap, as well as an LED light so that you can easily read it at all hours.

    The Coleman compass with necklace attachment

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my grandson who is an outdoorsman. He was very happy to have this because it not only has the ability to help him when he goes hiking, but it has LED to make it easier to see." —Swampndn

    Price: $9.99

    19. A cast-iron skillet that you can use on a burner or in the fire, all without compromising the quality of the pan. This one comes with a convenient silicone handle to prevent accidental burns, too.

    The Lodge skillets

    Promising review: "10/10. I love this skillet. Made crispy pork belly the first night, and it turned out amazing! Can't wait to try this out on other recipes!!" —OMGLauren

    Price: $29.99

    20. A pair of collapsible rotisserie forks should you want to make hotdogs or s'mores while on your trip. These are especially great for trips with kids, as the length will let them take part in the cooking process without getting too close to the fire itself.

    The rotisserie fork

    Promising review: "Works great, perfect for s'mores!" —Harmony

    Price: $4.99 for a set of two

    21. A 10-person Coleman cabin tent so you and all your friends can camp comfortably without having to pitch five different tents. The water-resistant tent has two full-sized doors with awnings over each for added cover.

    The 10-person Coleman tent

    The tent is 17 feet wide by 8 feet deep, with a 6.6-foot center height. 

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this tent. It is incredibly easy to put up. I put it up myself in 30 minutes. They have all poles color-coded, so you know what goes where. It is very spacious and big enough for the whole family to sleep in. It keeps rain from pouring in very well and has plenty of windows for ventilation. I also love the fact that it has two doors, so you can never put it up backward and is all around an amazing tent!" —Hotmommi

    Price: $329.99

    22. A Coleman big-and-tall sleeping bag for folks who have trouble fitting in standards sizes. This one, which is suitable for weather as low as 30 degrees, is designed for people up to 6'5" tall.

    Black and gray big-and-tall Coleman sleeping bag

    Promising review: "This is a great sleeping bag; it's well made. Definitely protects for temperatures down to 30 degrees." —Jimmy D.

    Price: $33.99 (originally $39.99)

    23. A heavy-duty wagon so you can easily trek with your camping gear through piles of leaves and snow alike. This one is especially nice because, in addition to lugging up to 150 pounds, it comes with four cup holders, two of which are positioned within a sturdy tray, so you know they'll stay put.

    The burgundy wagon

    Promising review: "This cart is built well and holds a lot. I like the small table that can tilt up or down when you’re not using it. It’s easy to collapse and easy to pull. We use it to haul all the sports equipment, and it works well on grass or concrete." —Ham42

    Price: $125.99 (originally $159.99)

    24. A 125-piece first aid kit because it's better to be safe than sorry. Rather than putting all your supplies into a random zip bag, grab one of these kits stocked with essentials.


    The kit contains gauze, medicated prep pads, scissors, needle-nose tweezers, adhesive strips, cold compress, and more.

    Promising review: "Has a lot of pieces for the price and nice durable case. Also fits additional supplies so you can customize how you like." —Alyssa

    Price: $16.99

    25. A pair of water-resistant binoculars so you can see all the wildlife you want, without having to get too close. These ones let you enjoy 12x magnification, so you can check out all the birds and deer in the forest without getting into their ~personal space~.

    The binoculars

    Promising review: "They zoom well for seeing birds and deer in the woods. The belt holster is very cool. Easy to adjust focus." —Larry Styles

    Price: $19.99

    26. A mummy-style sleeping bag that's designed for temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The tapered design of this down sleeping bag hugs the body to offer all-encompassing heat, all through the night.

    The mummy-style sleeping bag

    Promising review: "Took this bag camping a few times...solid. Toasty. Kept me warm at Yosemite when the temp dropped into the 20s during the night (wore thermals and slept in one of those tents at Half Dome). Also had to kick off the bag while car camping. I believe it was only in the 50s that night, but I got a little too warm all the way zipped. Great value and super comfortable." —Dee

    Price: $59.99

    27. A hammock to swing around in during the day, or, if you're feeling up to it, sleep in at night. This lightweight one can support up to 400 pounds and is designed to support two people. So, whether you pair it with the mummy sleeping bag above or rely solely on shared body heat, you're bound to stay warm while enjoying this one-of-a-kind camping experience.

    The red and burgundy hammock

    Promising review: "Lightweight and easily packable, this hammock is great for travel. I've used this both at home on my deck and in between two trees while camping. It's easy to take down and very comfortable, I love it!" —Mrs. S. 

    Price: $39.99

    28. A double folding chair so you have somewhere to cozy up during your camping trip. The chair, which has built-in pockets for books and phones, as well as two cup holders, is designed to support up to 600 pounds.

    The double-folding chair

    Promising review: "Great chair. We take it to soccer practice. I like that it’s easy to carry over my shoulder and has a spot for my phone." —MdMama

    Price: $69.99

    29. A pair of trekking poles to provide extra footing if there's snow, ice, or just a lot of leaves on the ground. These poles have spiked ends to make traction less worrisome during the cooler months of the year.

    The blue trekking poles

    Promising review: "This was my first pair of trekking poles. It comes with two poles — one for each hand if needed. These poles were easy to adjust, set up, and use. I think they were a great deal." —Barbie E.

    Price: $29.99

    30. A box of 100 Band-Aids so that you can cover up any cut, blister, or other small injury that Mother Nature throws at you. These bandages are designed to stretch with you, making them especially great on fingers, toes, ankles, heels, and other joints.

    The Band-Aids

    Promising review: "I like that these are more flexible and that they let the skin breathe. They also seem to stay on better; I guess because they don't get knocked off as easily." —KitinSt.Louis

    Price: $8.59

    31. A plush flannel-lined Coleman sleeping bag for nights when the temperatures drop below zero. It has a big-and-tall design, so people up to 6'7" tall can enjoy its warmth. Also, it comes with a secret hidey pocket on the inside to store your essentials.

    The flannel-lined Coleman sleeping bag

    Promising review: "As soon as I opened this, my son and I snuggled in and almost fell right asleep because it was so warm. It worked great on our camp trip and I love the extra length to it. I like the material on the inside. Definitely heavy and big, not for carrying long distances." —Long_Legs_101

    Price: $89.99

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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