Congratulations to Tripleblaze member Chrissy, winner of the Coleman Quickpack 2-mantle propane lantern from! Chrissy added a review of Olive Ridge Campground in Estes Park, CO last week and was randomly selected from dozens of other campground reviewers. Thanks to everyone who participated, stay tuned for more contests this summer and fall!

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Are you Outdoor Ready? Win a Coleman Quickpack Lantern from Kmart!

If you do any amount of camping you already know the Coleman brand but what you may not know is Coleman outdoor equipment is available online at Kmart’s online camping section even features a camp packing checklist, outdoor tips, and camp game and entertainment ideas. Just about the only thing missing is campground reviews! …

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June Camping & Hiking Contest Winners

Congratulations to this month’s top review and photo contributors, flbikerrunner (Palm Bay, Florida) and papasmurf454 (Vista, California). Each will receive a $25 REI gift card via email for sharing their favorite spots to camp and hike. In addition to the ongoing contribution contest, this month we’ll also be giving away a Coleman camping lantern courtesy …

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Camping by Numbers

The Outdoor Federation recently released the results of its survey on camping participation in the US and there are some pretty interesting trends to talk about. The big number that everyone is focusing on is the annual increase in camping in 2008 over 2007: 7.4% in the US. That’s a pretty good jump and the …

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An Air Mattress with Built-in Speakers

We love new camping gadgets as much as the next person but sometimes manufacturers take things a little too far. Case in point: the Coleman Quickbed with built-in MP3 speakers. I personally have no problem with the integrated battery powered pump (who wants to blow up such a huge air mattress?) but MP3 speakers cross …

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