Review: Coghlan’s Camper’s Kit

It’s May, which mean’s it’s off to camp soon for my son and me as we had to Camp Pilgrim Hills with my son’s class for an adventure in Nature’s Classroom.  One thing we always pick up is water bottles, ponchos and a new first aid kit, because we usually have lost or broken the water bottle, torn the poncho and used the first aid kit.

Coghlan’s has come up with a unique package that lets me pick up some of the stuff I need in one shot;  I am talking about Coghlan’s Camper’s Kit in a Bottle.

Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit

The water bottle is available in an assortment of colors.

Here’s a picture of everything that is inside the bottle.

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Yes there’s a multi-tool, a Emergency Poncho, A first aid kit and a flashlight (no batteries included) all stuffed inside.

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One of the neatest things in the bottle is this little multitool.  It’s not a leatherman, but it will suffice if you need to repair a zipper or open a package in the cabin for a fellow camper.

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Next up is the poncho.  It’s a thin emergency style, and handy to have in case your good one springs a leak or if someone forgets theirs.

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Something everyone needs to have when camping is a simple first aid kit, and that is exactly what is here; it even includes a small piece of moleskin for protecting your feet from blisters.Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit  Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit  Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit  Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit  Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit  Review: Coghlan's Camper's Kit

Last is a handy AA powered flashlight.  Odly enough, this isn’t a LED based flashlight.  They also don’t include AA batteries in this kit.

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This kit isn’t meant to for emergency survival, although Coghlan’s does have one of those too.  This kit is simple a nifty set of camp essentials in a handy package.   For only $12.88 at Walmart, you can’t beat the price.

Sure, it’s not the highest quality gear you could buy, but it will do when you have to make a short overnight stay in the woods with your kid.

What I like: With the cheap price, it’s worth picking up an additional kit, just in case someone needs any of these items at camp.

What needs improvement: They should make the flashlight a LED one.

About the Author

Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.