Enter To Win A Free Coleman Propane Lantern (Expired)

01 Jul

btnFreeCampingGiveaway It’s time for our first ever contest giveaway!  Thanks to the good folks over at Kmart, we’re giving away a Coleman Propane lantern to one of our lucky readers.

It’s easy to enter, just leave a comment on this post telling us how you get outdoor ready.  That’s it that’s all.

Let’s take a closer look at just what we’re giving away…

ZKmartProduct1It’s a Coleman 2 Mantle QuickPack Propane Lantern and here are the pertinent details:

  • Runtime is 7.75 hours on high; 13.8 hours on low
  • 967 lumens on high
  • Two-mantle design  includes pre-installed mantles
  • Adjustable brightness from low to high
  • Matchlight
  • Includes cover for easy transport and storage

This handy camping necessity can be yours, enter by simply leaving a comment on this post.


How do you get outdoor ready?

One easy way to get outdoor ready is to visit Kmart’s new camping portal on their website at has launched a new camping portal on their website and they are asking the question – How do you get ready?

Giveaway Rules

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us how you get outdoor ready.
  • Only one entry per person – so please don’t spam, only one entry will be counted.
  • Limited to participants in the continental United States and Canada only.
  • You must be 18 years of age to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen via random selection on Monday, July 12 using
  • Deadline for entries is 11:59 EDT on Sunday, July 11.
  • May not be exactly as shown.  It should be, but I’m required to add this.

More Ways to Win

To earn extra entries:

*** For each of these extras that you complete, leave an additional comment on this post to let us know what you did and when you did it.***

As a bonus, you could also win a Coleman Portable Stove from by entering in a similar contest.  I borrowed some of their ideas for the contest, so I thought it only fair to link back to them.  :)

Good luck!


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  1. Marcia G

    July 6, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I am in charge of the food! Go figure, huh?

  2. Doris C

    July 6, 2010 at 3:59 am

  3. Suzette M.

    July 6, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I pack a well stocked first aid kit.

  4. JRG

    July 6, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I get outdoor ready by backwards planning, just like I learned in the military.

  5. ChristineB

    July 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I grab my husband, sons, fishing rods, food, drinks and sunscreen and out the door we go!

  6. Aliya D.

    July 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

    We have a quick checklist for essentials and once that is taken care of, we hitch up the trailer and off we go!

    Aliya D.

  7. Lauren B

    July 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’m outdoor ready once the food, snacks, repellant, sunscreen, hats, fishing and camping gear is packed. Hubby is outdoor ready once the beverages are packing on ice!


    July 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I pack up my back pack with outdoor essentials like sunscreen, bug repellent, stainless steel water bottle plus a small first aid kit and then I hit the trails.

  9. Grace

    July 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    We have a “camping” box in the garage so when we want to go everything is in one place. Keeps you from forgetting the essentials like the tent. lol

  10. Lisa

    July 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I slather on the sunscreen and then I am outdoor ready.

  11. Linh-Da

    July 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I am camping ready by keeping extra water bottles, fishing gear, and a small tent in my trunk. In a cardboard box I keep small cooking pots for boiling water when need be, ziploc bags with dried fruit and cereal.

  12. Lisa

    July 6, 2010 at 10:52 am

    We keep a basic box of picnic -type things in the back of the truck, so we are always ready to go!

  13. joyce s.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I pull out my list from last year and reuse it.

  14. chris

    July 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I always have the fishing rods in the car, just need to add a tent, some sleeping bags and we’re ready to go!

  15. Giselle

    July 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    We are always ready to take off in our Aliner trailer on the weekends. One thing we don’t forget is our coleman stove. I can’t wait until Friday to take off again.

  16. Burcu

    July 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I pack nutritious food.

  17. marc-andre taillefer

    July 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

  18. Lisa

    July 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I just took my kids camping for the first time this past weekend. They loved it however, it would have been a lot easier to have a lantern rather than using little flashlights….

  19. Daniella

    July 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

  20. Diane

    July 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I have a camping tote or 2 in the basement. I pull it out and double check the contents. Put the tent up for a quick check and air it out. Buy food, beverages and update the camping box. I try to purchase 1 – 3 new things a year. This year it was a new coleman camp stove and some glow sticks and a mosquito coil holder. I have been camping all my life. My kids love it.

  21. Jennifer Woosley

    July 6, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    we get out outdoor ready buy stocking up on firewood, bug sprays and sunblock. These are just a few things you have to have to insure a great time.

  22. Emma

    July 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

  23. Lilac

    July 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    We get ready by starting with a list . We have all our stuff spread out all over the garage floor and we organize it. We check to make sure everything is clean and working before we pack it.

  24. Lilac

    July 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  25. Lilac

    July 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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  26. Lilac

    July 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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  27. Carla

    July 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Lists are essential to get outdoor-ready – shopping, packing, household etc.

  28. lindawwww

    July 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I leave it up to someone else to get everything ready.

  29. Marlene V.

    July 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    We make sure to have all the right gear for all types of weather — for rain, sun and even snow:( No matter what the weather is camping can be fun as long as you are prepared!!!

  30. Ro

    July 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm

  31. Jack Davis

    July 6, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I just hop in the car and go.
    The fishin’ stuff and the campin’ stuff are always packed in the car and ready to go!!

  32. Edmond Leung

    July 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I get outdoor ready by planning my path. Pick me, your next winner! Starving artist here desperately needs the lantern

  33. audrey

    July 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    maps, maps and more maps is how I get outdoor ready!

  34. Barb Kaalberg

    July 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Oh, you HAVE to start with a list! It has to include everything right down to matches. Then check them off as you pack them.

  35. Sammi

    July 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    a GPS system is a must – and lots of cold drinks

  36. Mei Lai

    July 6, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Just leave it to fate and not get outdoor prepared.

  37. Zelma MacDonald

    July 7, 2010 at 12:31 am

    We have a masterlist – which helps us to pack quickly.

  38. Justin

    July 7, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Check for all items that could be used up propane,batteries etc then make sure we have bad weather gear then head off into the wilderness

  39. Emma

    July 7, 2010 at 4:30 am

  40. Doris C

    July 7, 2010 at 4:54 am

  41. Pauline Milner

    July 7, 2010 at 9:08 am

    On the first decent day we get in late spring, away goes the winter and out comes the summer! The shovels and sleds are swapped for patio furniture, decorations, chimes, barbeque, fire pit, benches, etc. It is a hard day’s work cleaning everything so it is fresh and ready to use, but it means that the heat is on the way and the cold, murcky days of winter are finally behind us. When we are finished getting everything all set up, my husband and I enjoy some time together snuggled up on the deck enjoying the cool night air. Thanks for offering this prize. The lantern would provide some more light for our deck.

  42. marc-andre taillefer

    July 7, 2010 at 10:43 am

  43. Madonna L. Cramer

    July 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I find that keeping our stuff that we always take together in tote bags helps. The bug spray, sunscreen, wipes, first aid kit, etc. It makes the getting ready a lot less daunting.

    We keep things that are not able to fit in the totes obviously stored on a shelfing system in the garage for easy access all together and ready to go, tent, fishing gear, sleeping bags etc. are all in one place.

  44. Madonna L. Cramer

    July 7, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I am an email subscriber now.

  45. Madonna L. Cramer

    July 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I a following @practicamping on twitter I am @madonnacramer

  46. Madonna L. Cramer

    July 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

  47. Mike Jervis

    July 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Make a list for packing, and prep camping equipment.

  48. wai man leung

    July 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    to get outdoor ready, i like to relax and meditate.

  49. Ro

    July 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

  50. Nancy

    July 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Make a list so as to not forget somthing important.