2012 Ultimate Gift Guide for Campers

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There’s the basic stuff every camper needs just to get by out there. Then there’s the “oh-wow-this-just-makes-me-love-camping-even-more-than-I-already-do” camping stuff. KOA’s 2012 Ultimate Gift Guide for Campers features a whole lot of the latter. It’s filled with unique gifts that are good for any camper you love who loves tent camping, RVs, cabin camping or anything in between. All of the items are available for purchase through the online links provided. And while we’ve listed the regular price for the items, many of them are on sale right now for the holidays. Happy shopping!

ThermaCELL® Mosquito Repellent – Olive Drab Appliance
If citronella candles and other old-fashioned methods for keeping mosquitoes away just aren’t working for you, fire up the ThermaCELL Portable repellent and enjoy your next outing in bug-free peace. A butane cartridge heats a chemically treated repellent mat that keeps mosquitoes out of a 225-sq.-ft. area for up to 12 hours. Price: $23.99, Buy It

Coleman® XTreme® Coolers
These coolers are called XTreme because special insulation and design enable them to keep ice up to five days in 90-degree heat. They also have a rustproof, leak-resistant channel for no-tilt draining. Price: $46.99 – $104.99, Buy It

Camp Chef Explorer Stove
Ready for the camp or cabin, this reliable, no-frills stove features two 30,000-BTU commercial-grade cast burners. The all-steel range features sturdy grates built to support hefty cast-iron cookware. It’s surrounded by a three-sided steel screen to block drafts and grease splatter. The heavy-duty steel legs slide off for transportation and storage. Cooks up to 15 hours on a 20-lb. propane cylinder. Price: $134.99, Buy It

Camp Chef 2 Burner Professional BBQ Box
Convert your stove into a powerful barbecue grill. The cast iron grates offer restaurant-quality grilling. This model has a hinged lid with a built-in thermometer. Just bring the meat and the BBQ Box will do the rest. Price: $99.99, Buy It

Cabela’s Marshmallow Bow
This Camo Bow delivers loads of fun, firing miniature marshmallows up to 30 feet. Stalk the neighborhood prey or surprise the enemy from a secret location. It has a magazine that holds 25 rounds of miniature marshmallows. And after playtime is over, cleanup is easy because it’s dishwasher safe. Price: $24.99, Buy It

Mobius Solar iPhone Charger
Go green and charge your iPhone 4® or 4s using solar power. This high-efficiency monocrystal solar panel contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. You won’t have to worry about running out of cell-phone power when camping or in a place where access to electricity is limited. The sun charges the battery inside the solar panel, then, when you dock your phone to the panel, the unit transfers power to your phone. Price: $80, Buy It

Bushnell® ImageView™ Digital Binoculars
It’s a digital camera and compact roof-prism binoculars in one. The binoculars have fully coated optics, BaK-7 prisms, center focus and fold-down eyecups. The digital camera takes still photos and video clips. Store files on SD cards up to 1GB. Features easy-to-use button and includes neck strap, carry case, USB cable and software, tripod socket, and remote shutter cable. Price: $169.99 – $229.99 Buy It

Cabela’s Folding Camp Hammock
The urge to relax can strike fast when you’re outdoors. That’s why you need a portable instant hammock that’s easy to set up and take down. Because it folds down small, this is one hammock you can keep in the back of your vehicle for camping trips and any other lounging situations. The 600-denier fabric comfortably supports up to 250 lbs. Comes with a convenient carry bag. Price: $99.99, Buy It

Cabela’s Mountain Trapper Sleeping Bag
When it comes to warmth, durability and comfort, we challenge you to find a bag that offers more for a lower price. The durable, heavyweight, canvas shell is ready for all your adventures. And the Outfitter Loft® insulation will keep you warm during multi-season use. Thick, soft polyester flannel lining and a draft tube along the zipper keeps heat from escaping. Compression straps keep it securely rolled. Price: $99.99, Buy It

Cabela’s Outfitter Series Cast Iron Camp Oven
This premium pre-seasoned cast-iron cookware is ready to use right out of the box. Flat-bottomed Camp Ovens can be used at home with your stove and at camp for stews, roasting or hanging from tri-pods. This cookware’s perfect for tent campers and RVers who want to forgo their ovens and stoves to get a taste of real campfire cooking. Price: $39.99 – $62.99, Buy It

GSI Outdoor Bugaboo Camper Cook Set
Designed to be as compact as possible, the Bugaboo Camper Cook Set contains enough kitchen equipment to keep up to four outdoor adventurers ready for on-the-spot gourmet dining. Ingenious design packs all equipment entirely into the largest pot for nested storage. The rugged stuff sack holds the nested set and doubles as a sink or washbasin. A folding gripper handle securely locks onto the two nonstick-coated aluminum cooking pots’ and one cooking pan’s brackets for a scratch-free and safe hold during cooking. Price: $99.99, Buy It

Coleman Four-Way Quad Lantern
A family of campers will love the versatility offered by this Four-Way Quad Lantern. Four panels function together as one lamp when attached to the base, or as four single, detachable units. The master switch on top turns on all four panels. Individual panels have their own on/off switch and 6 LEDs per unit (24 total when attached to base). When it’s time to recharge a panel, simply attach it back onto the base. Bright 190 lumens give you a light range up to 26 feet. Price: $81.99, Buy It

Tailgate Toss
Tailgate Toss is one of the most popular outdoor games on the market. This exciting game can be enjoyed by young and old alike, packs up for easy travel and is perfect for tailgating or backyard fun. Each game includes a set of instructions, eight beanbags and two boards with your favorite team’s logo and colors. Price: $99.99, Buy It

Coleman Instant Tent 4
Featuring the exclusive WeatherTec™ System to keep you dry, guaranteed, this spacious tent sleeps four campers comfortably. The poles come pre-attached to the tent for simple setup and breakdown. The tent is fully taped with heavy-duty fabric that’s thicker than standard tent fabric — so there’s no need for a separate rain fly. Total interior dimensions measure 8 ft. x 7 ft. Price: $164.99, Buy It

Coleman 25-Piece Enamelware Dining Set with Stainless Steel Flatware
This enamel dining set includes four dinner plates, four coffee cups and four mixing bowls. Knives, forks and spoons — four each — are included in the dining set. With double-coated enamel coating, this outdoor dinner set is very easy to clean and maintain. The carry case lets you organize the flatware efficiently and carry it around with ease. Price: $35.30, Buy It

Texsport Non-Stick Popcorn Popper
The Texsport Non-Stick Popcorn Popper is a great addition to any outdoor setting. Designed to make crisp, tasty popcorn instantly, this popper is the perfect way to have readymade snacks. Just add the popcorn kernels and some oil, close the lid and keep shaking it several times over the fire. The wooden handle stays cool to ensure safe handling. The cooking surface of the cast iron popcorn popper is coated with nonstick finish making it easy to clean and maintain. Price: $14, Buy It