Mummy Sleeping Bag: A Warm Defense from Shivering Chills

Winner Outfitters Mummy Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

This good quality warm mummy sleeping bag comes with a compression sack, handy to compress it into your pack for a multi-day back-country trip. There are three straps to keep it tightened down. There are two sacks with the package and the larger one makes the folding even easier. But the smaller one takes up less space. Packing and rolling it up is a breeze. It can compress up very small which is nice.

Impressive right out of the box; it feels and handles like a down sleeping bag.

WINNER OUTFITTERS Mummy Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

Soft material makes less noise than lower quality polyester. The material of this bag is really good and the zippers are strong. As for the temperature, it keeps you very warm. You save weight and space without sacrificing comfort from the cold. The materials are lightweight and well constructed and can be machine washed, also includes a 5-year warranty.

The size of the sleeping bag is huge, really roomy for an average adult woman and big enough for a 6 ft man. It does not feel confining and moves with your body. The vent on the side is a good feature and helps regulate the temperature. The hood keeps your camping pillow securely under your head, unlike some sleeping bags spitting your pillow out. The lower foot portion is not too tight like most mummy style bags. There are actually 2 separate elastic pull cords, one over the chest, and second over the head. The plastic part is secured in the bag so it doesn’t get tangled or stuck in some uncomfortable spot while you sleep. That’s really nice.

This bag has great value. Highly recommend it.

Bessport Mummy Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

Light and easy to pack, a great bag for wet and damp environments. The synthetic material dries fast and keeps you warm and comfortable in a winter camping. The high-quality material provides sufficient padding comfort yet is breathable and water-resistant. The filling feels even and the cover feels very soft and comfortable to the skin.

The zipper is of good quality without any issues which is usually the first downfall to most sleeping bags. The stitching and design appear to be well made. The double zipper makes this sleeping bag really good. The shoulder strap is a good feature, by which you can tighten and “seal” yourself in the bag. It is a must for someone who needs extra protection and warmth for the neck and shoulder. There is extra filling underneath the feet area too.

The size is good for a 6 ft tall person, who can sleep comfortably without feeling cramped.

Bessport Mummy Sleeping Bag
Bessport Mummy Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

It is extremely lightweight and compact for easy storing. Comparing it with the other name brands, this one’s quality is equivalent to those. Its a fraction of the price of most other brands with the same rating.

Pretty easy to pack back into the carry bag and maintains its form.

This is a fine bag for car-camping, moto camping, or short backpacking trips on a budget. Warm, affordable, and awesome value.

It’s cute. It’s comfortable. It packs up small and lightweight.

Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

It comes with DriDown, which resists moisture in humid or damp air (does not prevent your bag from getting soaked if exposed to rain though). Solid bag for late fall camping.

Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag
Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag (Amazon)

Very comfortable with great features – roomier at the hips with extra insulation at the mid-section and feet. The down is pretty comfy.

It’s definitely a great product at this price point. You can see a lot of attention to detail. You’ll have to spend a lot of $ to get something better.

Camp Chef Stoves Make You Forget Your Outside

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove (Amazon)

The build and performance are top-notch! The camp chef cooking surface is a few inches wider than the Coleman two-burner camp stove, just under 24″, which is nice! You can fit, two 10 inch skillets on there easily. It is large enough to use 2 full-size pots or pans simultaneously. Yet it is pretty lightweight (12 lbs.) and is the same size depth-wise as other stoves – it sits just fine on the camp kitchen.

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove
Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove (Amazon)

The igniter button has always fired on the first strike. It works flawlessly. Just turn on the gas and press and you have an instant flame. No clicking and clicking.

The small propane bottles could be purchased in a 4-pack. The stove comes with the adapter for those smaller bottles. Get yourself an adapter for use with the higher capacity propane tanks for longer trips.

There are wind guards are on the sides of the stove, a strong well-built wire cooking rack, and the burners are recessed under the wire rack and are situated so that clean up is not a hassle at all. The stainless steel rack is very sturdy and thick.

low and slow braising

From low and slow braising to high heat food turns out perfectly cooked. It’s 20,000 BTU’s puts out a tremendous amount of heat, that’s what it’s meant to do. It is hot! Very hot! All the other stoves are 10,000 BTU per burner. Some even claim 20,000 BTU, but that is the combined heat, which is kind of misleading. This is a big deal as you can make lots of coffee and when you need to boil a large pot of water for dishes it boils fast. The temp control is excellent too.

It runs super hot but is very easy to turn down to a gentle simmer as well. The cupped burners direct the heat up while protecting the flame when it’s on low, it adds a little to wind protection. This is by far the stove with both the highest heat level and the best valves to control the heat level. Many other stoves have issues with simmering. This one has excellent control over the whole range of heat.

The stove has a metal latch for closing and transporting, and a wire handle for easy carrying. It is easy to keep clean with the stainless steel drip pan.

Great quality, features, and price.

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove (Amazon)

The camp chef with the professional griddle is built very well and puts out a lot of heat! The griddle can reach 550 degrees in under 10 minutes. The position of the controls separates it from the competition in that they won’t get banged on during transportation.

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove
Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove (Amazon)

This stove is big, as wide as a standard house stove/oven. The burners are MASSIVE. There’s a reason it’s listed at 30k BTU because this thing means business. You need a big table to use it as a tabletop stove.

This thing is built like a tank, all of the tubings are very simple with minimal connections that could be points of failure. So it should last for years with a little care.

The BTU output is impressive and setup (and igniting) is a breeze. Cooking is a breeze too, no problem cooking for a big group of people, serving its dual functions: a base camp kitchen essential and a homestead option during a power outrage.

Cleanup is quick and easy

Propane is easy to set up. And being able to dial in the flame is nice and the flame stays strong even in windy conditions. The control knobs are recessed behind the frame so they stay protected. It’s powerful, compact, and grills food in a flash. Flame control is straight forward like on a regular stove. Cleanup is quick and easy.

The base unit alone is a bargain compared to smaller table-top units for camping. You can add extra pieces to the base unit to make it more sophisticated and fancier. This grill works wonders for a fraction of the price of many other camping, travel grills. Its size and weight are manageable for camping.

The 5lb propane tank is plenty for a 4 or 5-day camping trip if you’re also using your campfire to cook.

Everything is of high quality for the price. It’s perfect for tailgates and car camping. Very hot, good control, easy storage, easy assembly.

Outbound Gas Camping Stove (Amazon)

Outbound Gas Camping Stove (Amazon)

The package comes promptly and in good condition. The setup and breakdown are easy. As soon as the propane canister is placed on and you are able to cook in a few minutes.

It works great. The burners put out a lot of heat and water boils in a flash. Heat is easy to control.

The flame is truly adjustable. Knobs are simple to use. The flame has an amazing heat control output and the flame is more concentrated. There’s plenty of range for the temp control knob to turn, so you get pretty decent control of the flame output.

You can make real meals on it similar to meals cooked at home. Pair it with a cookie sheet and now you have a grill. Its high output does make it go thru gas but it heats fast and evenly.

That fire-engine red color is very pretty. The windscreen works like a charm. The cooking grate is strong enough to hold cast iron frying pans and cooking pots. Build quality is good. This is a great stove, spacious enough to accommodate bigger pots.

Amazing lightweight camping stove, easy to transport, to fold up, and put away.

Great stove for the money. It lights easily, is roomy, is very sturdy, and has exceptional flame control.

Headlamp Flashlight Easily Conquers the Wild Darkness

Foxelli Headlamp Flashlight (Amazon)

It has great craftsmanship and is a sturdy product. The packaging is easy to open and get the lamp out, and the headlamp flashlight has great construction to it.

Included instructions are clear and uncomplicated.

The elastic headband is easily adjusted, comfortable, and fits over a hat or stocking cap. It fits snug on the head without being overly tight or constricting. Having three different angles to choose from makes it flexible in terms of how far ahead you want to focus the center the light. The ability to point it down at different angles is really nice as well. It doesn’t bounce or move around either.

Headlamp Flashlight
Foxelli Headlamp Flashlight (Amazon)

It is very light weighted, and very well sit on your forehead without any rotation and too much vibration while running. You literally do not feel its existence. The strap is comfortable and good quality. Stretchy elastic yet tight enough to hold in place.

It has a nice clean bright white light and dimmable lights, flashing lights, and red color settings too. It’s easy to change from one mode to another, simply by pushing a button. (The button is large enough to find by touch alone, and operate while wearing gloves.). The s.o.s. feature is good to have. The wide nice beam brightens not only right in front of you but also to the sides. It can also be tilted down.

Come with good quality long-lasting AAA batteries.

It is handy to use in the dark, hands-free.

Good choice for a go-to work light. Great price, clear white light, nice quality. Foxelli Headlamp Flashlight fits well, fairly lightweight, bright, and the controls are relatively easy to figure out and operate.

MPOWERD Luci Original: Solar Inflatable Light (Amazon)

This extremely durable lantern is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Original lasts up to 24 hours on a single charge (on the lowest setting). There is also a little button to check battery status.

There are two switches, power level and on/off which takes you through 4 modes.

Headlamp Flashlight
MPOWERD Luci Original: Solar Inflatable Light (Amazon)

Leave them in a south-facing window and they are ALWAYS charged when needed, no problem getting a useful amount of run-time out of a normal day’s charge.

They come in convenient as emergency lighting for power outages, and for outdoor camping.

They blow up easily and quickly. The light is bright, nicely diffused and the handle makes it easy to hang them from above or carrying them about.

Portability is the most obvious, which makes it great for backpacks or in the car if space is at a premium. The product is easy to inflate and deflate and is light enough for a backpacker. This holds a charge well and it could be hung on the outside of a pack, raft, or gear during the day to recharge as the weight is negligible to carry.

It is incredibly lightweight, charges quickly, and is very bright. Collapses down to approx 1 inch, with a hanging strap. The strap on top that can be used for hanging or you can sit the product upright. There are straps for hanging on both ends. Easy to store because they pack flat.

Great waterproof pool lights. Very easy to use, super fun, and just keeps going and going. So highly recommend the Luci lights.

Etekcity Lantern LED Camping Lanterns (Amazon)

These are little powerhouse lanterns! Small and compact with bright light, so solid and so nicely built.

It comes in a small box with its own batteries. All you do to turn them on is pull the lantern out of the base and they flip on automatically.

Headlamp Flashlight
Etekcity Lantern LED Camping Lanterns (Amazon)

They are super bright and easily illuminated the entirety of a pitch-black bedroom. They’re not bulky or as tall as a standard gas lantern. Small in size but excellent in light. 2 lanterns gave an area of about 15x15ft a nice glow. Not super bright but could definitely see what you were doing.

Takes only 3 AA batteries and lights up enough to read or work by. Lightweight and good design.

LED bulbs – energy efficient. Very durable. It’s plastic but it’s some type of industrial plastic.

Opening and closing are easy and there is no on or off switch to worry about. It folds down to a small easily transportable for backpacking.

Great item for the price and will come in handy for any power outage, camping, or any emergency, with no fire hazard to worry about.

Great lanterns, super-bright, very well made–what a bargain.

Solar Camp Lights offer Quick and Safe Illumination

Is a Subaru a good overlanding vehicle?

Is Subaru a good vehicle for overlanding? Simple answer is yes.

Due to their rigid body, a low center of gravity and horizontally opposed boxer engine design makes Subaru a great off road vehicle. Most people don’t realize that the road clearance on these vehicles are very similar to the SUVs that are highly touted as heavy off-road vehicles.

Given the fact that all wheel drive is standard and all models are based on the same engineering, you can’t go wrong with a Subaru. That is why they have huge popularity in places like the northeast and western mountain states.

If you are going to be driving down the road with a heavy load on top of your vehicle, wouldn’t you rather be in vehicle with a low center of gravity that maintains its control.

So the best vehicles for overlanding in the Subaru line-up would be the Outback, Forester, Ascent and the Crosstrek.

Which brings up the question. What is overlanding?

Overlanding takes the adventure of offroading and combine it with camping, to create a free-styling explorative off grid experience. For the person who doesn’t wanna stay at the traditional camp site. But wants to spend some time deeper up the logging roads or stay further on top of the mountain ridge.

Some people are totally happy taking their Jeep out for the day and having a great time in the woods, then head back to the hotel room. Other people are happy going to the campground to pitch a tent, and that’s okay. But now there’s a very enthusiastic group of people that are combining both activities into a truly memorable event.

The main question is where do you sleep? Many people that are true car campers are going to a tent-less extreme and use their suv as their main sleeping shelter. Your vehicle ideed can create a very safe and secure enclosure from large wild life activity.

Another alternative to sleeping on the ground in a tent or in your car, is to go with an idea that is gaining popularity. That is, go with a roof top tent. Yeah I know, this has been a popular instagram crowd pleaser and a picking point for being a glamper. But just like motorcycle or car enthusiast, some of these rooftop tent ownsers are already buying their second or third rooftop tent.

What’s very interesting about the rooftop phenomenon, is the evolution in designs that continues to take place. There are three main designs, the nimble soft fold out style, the hearty clamshell, and the grandiose hard top pop up. These tents are strong, water resistant and they get you of the ground and away from the snakes. .. and chipmunks.

Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 Rooftop Tent (Amazon)

Enough room to be just comfortable in the tent for two decent sized adults.

Compact and light with super durable fabrics. It is easy to set up and use. Taking it down is a breeze. The tent fabric is both UV and mold, coated 600 deniers, and a 260g poly-cotton blend resistant to withstand the sun, rain, and wind.

Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 Rooftop Tent (Amazon)

It is well ventilated and open for more airflow having mesh windows on two sides and mesh doors on two sides. Above there are two sky mesh windows as well. These can all be zipped/unzipped to be covered by tent material or unmeshed.

Unfolding it for use is easy, and sleeping off the ground is nice. The mattress pad is comfortable.

Having the tent on the roof does not change the driving too much. It does reduce the mileage slightly.

It is a fun tent. Highly recommend.

Overland Vehicle System Rooftop Tent (Amazon)

Overland Vehicle System Rooftop Tent (Amazon)

This tent is reasonably priced with high quality. Super easy to put together and made with good material: Marine Grade 600D Rip-Stop Polyester Cotton Canvas Water Proof Body, 420D Polyester Oxford Waterproof Rain Fly, 110g Fade-less Gaze Breathable Windows, 3″ High-Density Foam Mattress.

There are six built-in storage pockets for your convenience.

This tent weighs approximately 160 lbs while it’s sitting in the vehicle.
The base of the tent when mounted and not deployed is 48 x 75.

This system is completely universal and can adjust between the full width or length of the tent when mounted. Mounting on a narrow or large rack should be no problem.

Waterproof, easy to take on & off with full diamond plate base. The rainfly is removable. There are screened windows and a skylight. Setup only takes minutes.

Highly rated by verified customers.

Raptor Series 100000-126800 (Amazon)

The tent will fit almost any SUV, especially a larger one As long as it has the crossbars. Fit any rack that has a weight rating of 160 pounds. The frame is 7 feet long so you do need to consider possible overhang on the specific vehicle.

It comes with 2 different kinds of brackets, you would choose one or the other to mount, depending on your roof rack.

Raptor Series 100000-126800 (Amazon)

The inside is comfortable and it has little to zero road noise. The windows keep it ventilated and double as pockets. The huge door is a bonus. This tent was easy to install and set up. Easy to take down and drive home. Also, this is made of high-quality materials. Even in heavy rains no leaks.

An aluminum ladder comes with the tent.

The bed is excellent. with high-density 78 by 48-inch foam double/full mattress and 750-pound max load.

This tent is good for four seasons, in the rain, sun, and snow. The tent does a wonderful job of retaining heat at night, staying cool during the day, and keeping out the wind.

Convenient to fold and unfold. You can easily store it hanging on the wall in your garage.

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Romantic Souls Love the Picnic Basket Cooler

ALLCAMP OUTDOOR GEAR Picnic Basket Cooler (Amazon)

This is a very durable picnic basket cooler,  a practical, modern version of a picnic basket for family outings.  It’s a sleek design, easy to carry and fold when not in use.

It is a perfect size,  big enough to carry meals and cold drinks for a whole family, yet small enough to be able to actually carry. Can easily fit 4-5 take-out meals for a family in it.
Ice packs in ziplock bags work really well, keeping things cold, and clean.

Picnic Basket Cooler

Well insulated but easily put away when not in use. This cooler is also not as heavy as a traditional picnic basket, and made very sturdy!  The fabric is sewn well, the velcro holds it to the frame securely. The bonus is it squishes flat for storage.  
The padded handle of the basket makes it  for easy portability  

It is a great price and works perfectly. It can handle hot and cold food. Perfect for hot or cold storage. 

DBTAC Tactical Lunch Bag (Amazon)

Excellent tactical lunch bag. Keeps things cold effortlessly and has plenty of room for food and drinks. It is a military-grade lunch box. Stays cold all day every day or warm if you have soup or something. If you’re into Army’s accessories this is the perfect lunch bag for you.

DBTAC lunch bag has a large capacity and fits all the lunch, daytime snacks for you or your kids, also plenty of room for water bottles, meds, and stuff by the sides and front pockets.

Picnic Basket Cooler

The material is great and durable. Built well with great quality. Very lightweight but sturdy. Keeps stuff REALLY cold if you use freezer packs. The quality of the zippers is good.

The pouch on the front fits a checkbook style wallet and chain perfectly. The external pockets are great and the strap is comfortable and heavy-duty.

Awesome features, including washable, velcro, spill-proof lining. The reflective lining is useful. The plastic liner insert is very helpful and the cooler will last a lot longer because of it. The extra liner helps to keep water from melted ice from leaking out.

The molle is nice as it allows you to add extra pouches. Easy to clean with detachable liner with plenty of compartments and room.

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler (Amazon)

Great cooler for the beach, camping, or fishing trips. Keeps everything as cold as it was when you put it in.

A great looking cooler. Plenty big for some cans of soda and bottles of water, quick and easy to load with ice. Saves time and ice. And, it keeps the ice from melting, even on a hot, sunny day.

Picnic Basket Cooler

This cooler is very well built and sturdy. it will stand up to some abuse. It keeps things cold/frozen for an extremely long time. It holds a Yeti 4 pound (or two 2 pounds) ice pack perfectly. The Yeti soft cooler is light and easy to transport.

It cleans out easily, water and stain resistant, is very attractive. Beautiful design, thick quality material. It has a decent length strap.

The zipper is tough to use at first but it comes with lubricant for the zipper which is helpful.

When flying, it also fits nicely in the overhead compartment! An alternative from the traditional hard Yeti.

Yes, this is a name brand; yes, this is expensive but it is worth the extra money.

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Collapsible Cooler Bag easily carry Cold Drinks & Hot Food

SEEHONOR Collapsible Cooler Bag (Amazon)

SEEHONOR Collapsible Cooler Bag can hold 32 Cans standard 12oz Cans (330ml). LARGE STORAGE ROOM: Measures 15.3*L x7.8 *W x 12.5*H inch. A gallon of milk can stand in it. Large capacity for whole-family picnic essentials and it is also ideal for the beach, camping, hiking, tailgates, soccer game, and small trips to the grocery store to keep perishables cool, etc…

It’s a great waterproof tote for kayaking trips, keeps the food cool for boating trips.

Collapsible Cooler Bag

Suitable for both women and men. Two insulated compartments allow to pack hot items separated from cold items. The double-deck cooler bag is collapsible and can be stored easily.

It is very easy to clean with a sponge or wet paper towel in the sink.

The padded shoulder strap and handles are so convenient for carrying. You can use it as a carrying tote or a detachable shoulder bag. The zipper is a very good zipper it doesn’t pop off as some do. Equipped with 1 wide top pocket, 1 wide bottom compartment, 1 front pocket, and 2 side pockets can meet the needs of storing different items.

This cooler bag is the perfect size for a party of 3-4. It fits way more things than it looks at first glance and the price is perfect.

CANWAY Cooler Bag (Amazon)

This is a unisex bag. The bag looks well made and stylish. The zippers run smoothly, the material feels comfortable, the walls are thick. The handles feel sturdy and the Velcro top sticks down well.

Come with re-freezable gel packs to transport food for trips — those gels can keep food cold for 2-3 days. Enough room for the whole family’s picnic essentials, it can hold 40 cans(330ml) or 20 bottles(500ml) at the same time.

Collapsible Cooler Bag

Super lightweight & folds down nicely to fit in the suitcase. it’s lightweight, but holds sufficient beverages or food to make it a nice accessory for packing up to Go!

Easily access drinks without having to unzip the whole thing. The easy access lid on top of the bag makes it easy to grab a drink.

There are pockets at each end and one in the front, PLUS a zippered one in the front as well, which makes the bag more versatile and practical to use. The pockets are awesome, the top opening door is super handy. It has a separate pocket for the ice blocks.

Hand straps and a shoulder strap make it easy to transport from car to beach or park

AmHoo Insulated Lunch Box Cooler Backpack (Amazon)

A cooler lunch bag and a purse combination for work, camping, travel, and shopping, etc). Multipockets can hold your cutlery sets, such as knife, fork, keys, wallet, coins, cards, or your private belongings. It is very convenient.

This bag is two in one! Enough room on the top for purse things, wallet, keys, etc. The bottom of the bag is like a regular-sized lunch box.

Collapsible Cooler Bag

VERY ROOMY. The front hidden pocket can organize your mini iPad, phone, etc. Back hidden pocket can hold your private belongings. Side pockets can hold beer, little water bottles. Also can be used for a shopping bag. 4 bottles can fit in the top compartment, six in the bottom, and one in each side pocket. Enough space for everything.

With ice packs, it can stay cool over 8 hours. With 2 ice packs in the bottom and 1 ice pack at the top, you can leave the bag in your car all day, keeping it cool. The bottom portion is super insulated. The top portion would keep stuff chilled.

Perfect size, not too big not too small, lightweight with nice double zippers padded strap. The straps are thick and padded for your comfort.

Durability is incredible. The material feels like high quality. Fabric is tough, wipeable, and stylish.

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Travel Cooler Bag brings Chills to the Lukewarm

Hap Tim Soft Travel Cooler Bag (Amazon)

This travel cooler bag is made of very durable waterproof material. It has great features that make it very convenient to use and store.

Drinks, ice, and food could fit in well. The cooler walls and bottom are thick and ice cubes don’t melt for hours, no leakage from the bottom either. It keeps foods cold when used with ice packs. Keeps milk and other perishables fresh on the way home from the grocery store, plenty of room for whatever you need to keep cold. The bag is big enough for a big family. It has a large capacity but not too big, fits in the front seat area easily. Folds down for smaller storage and keeps in the trunk without taking a ton of room. This cooler bag is better than the cooler box, it saves space on your car and can be folded after use.

travel cooler bag
Hap Tim Soft Cooler (Amazon)

Not only it is good for cold food transportation, it is great for hot or cold food transportation.

Better than Tesla

Also quite stylish! The “Hap Tim” travel cooler bag has thicker insulation than the other inexpensive soft-side coolers. fitting in “sub-trunk” under the main trunk of a Tesla Model 3, only for a fraction of the price of the made-for-the-tesla version.

It’s easy to carry and it can be carried with the handles or the strap, whatever you prefer. It also has a bottle opener attached which is a great added little feature. The side pockets with zippers are very good quality. The top access door is a big plus. The side carry handles make this even a better buy; not all bags have side handles.

This sturdy, soft-sided cooler not only wipes clean but collapses flat to 4.57″ for compact storage. When is open, the cooler measures 16.53″ L x 9.84″ W x 10.23″ H. The velcro hatch on top allows you to quickly grab a cold drink without unzipping the entire top. The access opening at the top was very useful. The little Velcro hole in the top is great for reaching in grabbing a drink not to have to unzip the whole thing.

This unisex cooler bag is lightweight, compact, and easily portable. It is perfect for traveling, camping with your family, fishing with your pals, enjoying a picnic in the park, and open-air music festivals.

Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag (Amazon)

This bag is spacious. You can put the 6 bottles inside plus 2 large ice packs. There are pockets on the side for other items also. The bag itself is sturdy and stylish. About 10″L x 8″W, good size, looks decent and sturdy It’s firm and doesn’t smash easily. It’s really the perfect size if you’re having to take in a few meals to work every day. Great insulation, easy to clean.

travel cooler bag
Lifewit Collapsible Cooler Bag (Amazon)

Pockets fit lots of things and the side mesh pockets are great for things like charging cables and a wallet. The main pouch has a good zipper and expands well to accommodate items. The main compartment is roomy and watertight. The little zip pocket on the front could be for silverware and napkins or condiments.

Inside and out are easy to clean. The shoulder strap is handy. Perfect for getting to and from the office.

The seams are strong and it keeps food cool. You can feel a nice thick insulator in the walls that really help.

This lunchbox is basically a full-size pantry. It’s massive, but it is stylish looking. Even if you don’t fill it to the max, the bottom is very sturdy and doesn’t cave in and feel awkward.

Great product for the price. Would recommend.

OlarHike 40/24 Can Cooler Bag (Amazon)

OlarHike Cooler Bag holds 4 gallons by volume, with a load capacity of over 30 pounds. It can hold 24 cans or 8 bottles at the same time. It is ideal for camping, hiking, BBQs, etc. The capacity of this one is so large it is easy to pack enough food for an entire day.

It is a very nice cooler. Lots of room and waterproof. The OlarHike 40-can cooler is 15 inches long by 12 inches wide by 11 inches high. That provides a capacity of 34 quarts. Great product. Lightweight but holds a lot.

travel cooler bag
OlarHike 40/24 Can Cooler Bag (Amazon)

It folds flat for storage too. The zippered pocket in the front and mesh pocket in the back also add to storage space. It has short handles or a large shoulder strap that can be attached if needed, making it much easier to carry.

The cooler is well made with a practical design, such as the combination of top and side handles in addition to the shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is detachable, making it easier to use the top or side handles for moving or carrying the cooler. The inside is really easy to wipeout.

It can also be used to keep food warm as well, so would be great to use for transporting warm dishes to gatherings.

It is very durable, well made, but lightweight, a great price for the quality.

Car Awning will make You Cool very Quick

ARB Brown 4′ Awning (Amazon) for your Truck, SUV or Car : Subaholics best pick

This car awning is well-constructed and practical. The awning material is sufficiently heavy to provide adequate shading and durability. All components are top rate. 

Easy to install and setup. Tolerates high winds well once set up. It’s a quick and easy setup with a well thought out design. It pretty much doubles the living space of your car camping setup.  Setup and takedown can be done by one person very easily. 

Car Awning

Quality is absolutely astounding and holds up very well in heavy rains and as well as a windy beach day.  Durability is top of the line.

Yescom Car Awning (Amazon) Rooftop for Camping : Subaholics overall pick

Installed on the vehicle rooftop rail to provide 54 sq.ft shade, easily cover the area to shield from sun, rain, and wind. This unit is light, deploys fast, is well made.

The item comes well packed with very basic mounting hardware, but it does the job. The cover should hold up well to the elements. It mounts very easily. Installation is easy, directions are pretty simple to follow.  Note: Setup takes two people and if doing it by one person, you might break something. Having a partner help setup is important to avoid bending.

Car Awning

Once installed, it looks pretty sharp stowed away. The cover is durable. The poles hold well.  The rope and anchors are good quality and included in a small bag. The height is adjustable to so you can set it according to the sun. 

You get a large area covered, quality vinyl cover, the zipper is solid and the quality vinyl cover blocks the sun pretty well. Plenty of space underneath. Also lightweight so it doesn’t go bouncing around when driving off paved roads.

The materials and craftsmanship on this awning are very good. The seams all appear straight and the legs lock solidly. The Velcro straps are strong and well sewn / durable. The hardware is all stainless steel and the nuts are all expensive nylon locknuts. The telescoping stand legs and side tension poles are quick to deploy and simple twist lockers. The aluminum vertical and horizontal poles have rectangular rubber isolators to eliminate rattling when stowed, a nice touch!

This is a must-have for anyone that tailgates often or drives their vehicle onto the beach or lake areas. It is such good quality!   

Offroading Gear (Amazon) Car Awning : Subaholics budget pick

The Offroading Gear Awning provides a rugged awning to nearly any vehicle.

Great product. Materials and design are topnotch. It will keep you cool in the sun and dry in the rain and you’ll wonder how you ever camped without one.

Car Awning

It takes only minutes to set it up and roll it back into the bag. If it is not windy, one person could set it up easily. deploys and rolls up easily and quickly and withstands fairly strong winds due to the heavy-duty stakes. The ropes are more than sturdy enough to keep both the base portion and the extension secure. Most of all, it is easily adjustable so that blocking the sun at any time of day is a piece of cake.

A bug screen is included, the weave of the net is nice and tight made of the same material as the awning fly, the carry bag is of good quality as well. The side supports are sturdy enough to put up bungee cords and use shower curtains to make it totally enclosed when privacy is needed.

This awning is a fraction of the price of most like it and provides an identical experience.

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MPOWERD Luci Solar (Amazon) Camp lights: Subaholics Best Pick

Completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed.  These solar camp lights are self-contained. They also are durable with the insulated/braided cord vs. a vinyl wrapped one. 

Our solar camp lights arrived fully charged and are amazingly bright with three brightness levels with a flashlight on the outside of the case.  The lovely design looks like an Apple product with its posh packaging. 

Solar Camp Lights
Solar camp lights by MPOWERD Luci (Amazon)

The string of lights produces a low to mid-level shadowless lighting for a nice sized area depending on which brightness setting you choose. These lights are great, especially for camping or even accent lighting for barbecues or friends drinking around the fire. They give you plenty of light to see by while being low light enough to look decorative. 

The led flashlight feature on the outside of the unit can be used as a night light too. Also, they can act as a phone charger if you are in a pinch.

They’re extremely well made and durable. You can charge it via solar or through a USB port depending on what is available. They pack up small and are easy to unfurl and hang up. Solar camp lights that are great for the outdoor spaces.

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GOOLOO 1200A Portable Power Pack (Amazon) Auto Battery Booster: Subaholics Best Pick

It is very simple to use. It has red and green lights on it to let you know whether or not you have it connected correctly.

The unit is almost fully charged when it arrives. The battery comes at 60% charged and it takes 24 hours to get it fully value charged. This is a lot better than carrying jumper cables around and you don’t need to wait for somebody to help you to jump your car.

Solar Camp Lights

This device is great! It starts a truck/car effortlessly, and with minimal drain. This item is solid and extremely easy to use.

it is very versatile. Also, it can be used as an extended battery and phone charger when exploring a very remote area, especially when you need to run your GPS constantly. As well, because of the two built-in USB-A outlets (one standard 5V 2.1A USB outlet, and a 5V 2.4A / 9V 2A “smart” USB 3 outlet), it can run work lights, top-off phones, power an air compressor, and power/recharge other portable electronic devices. Older jump-starter just can’t seem to compare.

The embedded LED light is bright enough to work with. The unit comes with a wall-charger cable, car-charger cable, and nice carrying case, too. Well built, the case has a rubberized material instead of just a hard plastic.

Nice and compact

Everything is in a nice small zip-up case that would easily fit in the spare tire area. Another good place in your car to keep it is in the storage compartment between the front seats, always plugged into a 12v socket to keep it charged. It’s so small and light that it can be tucked away out of sight. Without the case, the battery pack/cables can easily fit in a glove compartment, door pocket, or under your trunk mat. With the case, it’s still very low-profile and about the size of a college textbook.

Powerful enough to meet different kinds of electricity demands outdoor usage for home, travel, camping, backseat on long road trips. With a weight of 4.07lb and soft handle, we can easily put it in our backpack or car, take to everywhere need power.

The whole thing is less than the size of a shoebox and comes with several accessories including a USB light, a way to charge via wall outlet (AC), and a way to charge via car (12v DC).

It comes fully charged and will hold a full charge for about 3months. There is a helpful built-in display that shows battery life.

The unit has a built-in fan for cooling down system, plenty of USB ports, and a fast charge port. This will be great for camping

FlashFish Portable Power Station: (Amazon) Subaholics Best Pick

High Performance And Handy Power Source

Powerful enough to meet different kinds of electricity demands outdoor usage for home, travel, camping, backseat on long road trips. With a weight of 4.07lb and soft handle, we can easily put it in our backpack or car, take to everywhere need power.

Solar Camp Lights

The whole thing is less than the size of a shoebox and comes with several accessories including a USB light, a way to charge via wall outlet (AC), and a way to charge via car (12v DC).

It comes fully charged and will hold a full charge for about 3months. There is a helpful built-in display that shows battery life.

The unit has a built-in fan for cooling down system, plenty of USB ports, and a fast charge port. This will be great for camping.

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REDCAMP 18 PCS Camping Cookware Mess Kit

This is a perfect kit for camping cookware in the great outdoors.

Good design, quality, compact and lightweight, it all fits together in a convenient manner. Super handy and nice, easy to transport. They fit well in a backpack. Weights 1.67 lbs

It’s perfect for 2-3 people, depending on what you are making. The carrying case is great and keeps everything together you can hang in your backpack or put in your pack.

Camping Cookware

Lodge Cast Iron Camp Dutch Oven

Made in the USA! Lodge has been making cast iron cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (pop. 3,300) since 1896. Great for your camping cooking.

You can roast/cook/bake/fry/and use it as a griddle. Consistent Lodge quality. It’s well-built so you won’t have to worry about it falling apart. The legs and lid handle are firmly attached. Great for larger meals, good for cobblers, casseroles, pulled pork, deep frying, pizza, breakfast egg bake, roast chicken, pot roast, scalloped potatoes, chili, chicken pot pie, and stew biscuits you name it.

Cleanup? A breeze with some warm water in the pot, sit in on the remaining pile of ash and coals for a few minutes, dump it, wipe it out, dry it, and rub a little olive oil over it.

Camping Cookware

Lodge Pro-Logic Wok

This wok is fantastic. It is made in America by Lodge. All Lodge cast iron is made in South Pittsburg, TN and they did an excellent casting job. The Lodge wok, like all their cookware, is the top-of-the-line. The quality and construction are excellent

The wok comes pre-seasoned and the inside surface is smooth. Compared to standard woks, the wok is heavy, but it does the job.

The wok is heavy and flat on the bottom, but curved inside so it won’t move around on the stove when cooking, safer that way. On a gas range, when it gets hot, it stays hot for a long time. It can be used on an electric flat top stove as well. It retains its heat and is great for stir-frying, deep-frying. The higher temperature is located toward the lower center of the wok, which allows for quicker cooking. Heats incredibly evenly and does a fantastic job on stir fry. It stays hot and sears meat the vegetables with no problem.

Camping Cookware

To clean it and keep its non-stick surface just rinse it with a sponge, dry it, put it on the stovetop, and spray it with canola oil. The residual heat is enough. After about 10 uses, nothing really sticks anymore. For quick cleaning, just do it with hot water and a sponge.

The no long handles design makes this wok way easier to store and way easier to clean since it fits in the sink.

You can use the work directly on a campfire: about 12″ flames and hot coal embers.

This is a great item that will last many many years.