15 Highly Rated Camping Gear Items

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Are you reluctant to camp because you still have a kerosene lantern and bulky canvas tent? Well the items in this article will open your ideas to the amazing camping gear now available.

To make this list a product needs to have at least a 4 star out of 5 rating on Amazon with over 100 reviews.

One person saying something is great is one thing, but if over 100 people say it’s good then there is more weight to that rating.

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List of Cool Camping Gear – Do you already have these items?


1) LED Collapsible Camping Lantern

Lantern technology has come along way since the smokey, putrid stink of a kerosene lamp. If you are still risking your life and limb with a flame lantern you gotta check out a new LED lantern.

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2) Telescopic Campfire Roasting Sticks

No more slicing up your thumbs trying to whittle a weenie stick!

I have campfire roasting sticks but they have a long handle which is a real pain trying to pack for camping.

These telescopic campfire roasting sticks fix that.  They compress down to only 10 inches long!

So if you want to roast a s’more then check out these sticks.

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They are currently ranked 4.8 stars out of 5 with over 400 reviews.



3) Kitchen Utensil Travel Organizer

It is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 340 reviews. But many reviewers seem to say they love the bag itself, but only like the utensils inside.  That might be something to take into consideration if you are looking for a travel set.


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4) Camping Cookware Set

I am definitely not an expert in cooking sets, let alone camping cookware, but this particular set has over 3,300 reviews on Amazon and is currently at 4.6 stars out of 5.

So don’t take my word for it…take the 3,300 folks on Amazon.


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Below is a picture of what exactly comes in the set.


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Here is a screen shot showing it is currently the #1 Bestseller in Open Fire Cookware.

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5) Portable Gas Cook Stove by Coleman

It can tricky and require practice to get nice even heat while cooking over a campfire. If you aren’t good at this and want better control over heating your camp food you can check out propane stoves like this one made by Coleman.

It has over 1,800 reviews on Amazon with  4.5 stars out of 5!   (Currently ranked the  #1 best seller in camp stoves.)


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Do you go lightweight camping?

If you prefer to go lightweight, or just simply don’t have room for the Coleman stove shown above then check out this single burner option.

Awesome Camping Gear - single burner cookstove
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It is small and would be a better choice for backpacking.




6) Camping Kettle

If you don’t want to miss your morning coffee (and I don’t blame you!) there are camping kettles like this one from the company Overmont.

Pair it with a french press and some ground coffee beans and you’ll have a delicious morning coffee sitting around the campfire.


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Of  you could check out the #1 rated Percolator on Amazon. (It is #1 now…not sure what it’ll be ranked by the time you check this out 🙂




7) Awesome Camping Hammock

I’ve never thought about taking a hammock camping. I always think of them as backyard or patio retreats.

But it makes good sense. After a long day fishing, hiking or exploring you could relax in a hammock and enjoy nature.

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The hammock pictured above currently has a ridiculously high rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 3,300 reviewers. So not just one person saying this is awesome, but over 3,000 people!  Makes me want to get one.




8) Campfire Sandwich Maker (Pie Iron)

On Amazon they call this thing a pie iron. I haven’t heard that term before. I always just called these things a sandwich maker.  🙂  This particular one is about 8 inches wide…that’s enough for some big Texas-sized toast.

I was a little bit torn over adding this to the list. The reason is that it does have 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 400 reviewers…but several reviewers said the iron end fell off the stick.

How they were using (or misusing?) these pie irons I have no idea.  But when it comes to all things around a campfire – be careful. Let the sober adults do the campfire sandwich making.



Awesome Camping Gear - sandwich maker pie irons
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9) Camping Cot

Does the idea of waking up on the cold ground put you off? If so, check out this camping cot by Coleman. It’ll help keep you off the ground and hopefully the cold morning dew.

The company’s product listing said it has “bed-like feel” but of course they are going to say that. Just hearing if from the company is one thing, but it currently has 4.6 stars out of 5 with over 2,600 reviews on Amazon.

That is a lot of “word of mouth” support.


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10) Multi-Tool –> 12 in 1 Tool

I absolutely love my multi-tool.  I received mine as a gift, and it has been the most useful gift I’ve ever got.

Mine is from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) but I see the one below from Amazon has many of the same tools as mine.

The tool I used the most (by far) is the pliers.  I have my multi-tool with me at all times – it is always in my pocket – and I use the pliers to pick up pieces of garbage at the playground. It is disgusting how much garbage people throw away at a kid’s play park!

Anyway…I find my multi-tool very useful and not just when I’m in the bush.


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This multi-tool shown above has 4.8 stars out of 5 with over 100 reviews on Amazon.



11) Collapsible Wash Basin

If you want a way to help stay clean while camping, and do dishes, but you don’t have a lot of room then check out this collapsible wash basin.

It currently has 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 1,700 reviews!


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If you want other ideas to help get clean and stay clean while camping check out my blog post.

How to stay clean while camping pinterest pin



12) Sleeping Bag Liner (aka camping sheets)

Jeez, why didn’t I think of this!  In fact, I didn’t even know these things existed but it’s so smart!

I wonder if it minimizes the amount of times you need to wash your sleeping bag? Don’t get me wrong I love a clean sleeping bag but I hate washing them.

The one shown below is currently Amazon’s #1 best seller in sleeping bag liners. It has 4.5 stars out of 5 with almost 500 reviews.

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13) Portable Camping Clothes Line

Don’t hang your wet, washed clothes from a dirty tree branch.

Now you can bring a portable camping clothesline with you and string up a dedicated drying line.

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I don’t know how a clothesline manages to get over 1,800 reviews on Amazon but the one above achieved that. With 4.7 stars out of 5 may I add.



14) Folding Camping Chair

I think pretty much all my friends have a folding camping chair like this. And judging by the over 5,000+ reviews on Amazon your friends probably do too.

This chair by Coleman is currently rated 4.4 stars out of 5 on Amazon.


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15) Lightweight Camping and Travel Day pack

This lightweight backpack looks pretty cool.  It actually folds up into itself and can be stored inside its own zippered pouch.

It currently has 4.4 stars out of 5 on Amazon with over 5,000 reviews! That is a lot of reviews.

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The product description claims it is roomy (35 liters) but it looks more suitable as a day pack. You can pack up a travel towel, some water, some snacks and head out on a fun day hike.





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