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. Patty

    July 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Lists, including a list of what we forgot the last time.

  2. Julie

    July 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    To get “outdoor” ready, I like to have a start-of-summer bonfire with my family and friends. Once the mosquitoes start biting – it’s official. Summer is here and the camping gear is ready to go!

  3. Anna G.

    July 8, 2010 at 12:36 am

    To get Outdoor ready, I stock up on first aid supplies and insect repellant!!

  4. Whitney

    July 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Friends and bug spray! Everything else is optional.

  5. cynthia

    July 8, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Lots of sunscreen and insect repellent if necessary.

  6. Joni Wu

    July 8, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I pack the bug spray because mosquitos love me.

  7. marc-andre taillefer

    July 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

  8. Liz

    July 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    To get outdoor ready I simply pack a book bag filled with food, bug spray, sunblock and everything else I need for a day outside.

  9. tinad

    July 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

    It’s important to make a list, just like whenever you’re going away. The thing with camping is, you have to make sure you remember everything, because it’s not necessarily so easy to run to a store to pick anything up!

  10. Emma

    July 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm

  11. Doris C

    July 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

  12. Anita Lee

    July 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I get lots of facial and manicure ahead of time.

  13. Carolyn G

    July 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Sunscreen and plenty of it.

  14. Ro

    July 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Daily tweet for 7/8

    romapup at gmail dot com

  15. John

    July 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Make a list of everything we need. Bug spray is at the top of the list for sure!!!!

  16. Emma

    July 9, 2010 at 3:09 am

  17. david mcarthur

    July 9, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I make sure to plan ahead with a list and to get everything out a day ahead. Then double check as i pack it in the car.

  18. Amy

    July 9, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Tweeted @Butterfly_012

  19. Doris C

    July 9, 2010 at 5:18 am

  20. lyndsey H

    July 9, 2010 at 8:40 am

    make a list 2-3 days before so you make sure you don’t forget anything, like bug spray, oooober important!

  21. lyndsey H

    July 9, 2010 at 8:41 am

  22. lyndsey H

    July 9, 2010 at 8:41 am

  23. lyndsey H

    July 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I follow on twitter @lyndseyjm

  24. Sherry Hale

    July 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I try to think ahead of everything i will need. Normally works.

  25. Huguette English

    July 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

    To get outdoor ready I get out my mosquito magnet and all set up.

  26. Huguette English

    July 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  27. marc-andre taillefer

    July 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  28. S Tracey

    July 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Definately a list.Lots of supplies,everything from bug spray to sunblock.ANd make sure I have lots of fun activities planned for the kids and who could forget…Smores for the campfire!

  29. B Elder

    July 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    we put things to go in one place – with lists to check off. Easier to pack if you can see everything.

  30. Doris C

    July 10, 2010 at 6:15 am

  31. Huguette English

    July 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

  32. Ro

    July 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

  33. Elsie

    July 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Set the tent up on the lawn and wet it down before we go camping.

  34. Neaderator

    July 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Start collecting wood for fires- it is getting pricey to buy!

  35. Heather

    July 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Buy marshmallows and graham crackers

  36. Pamela

    July 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Make a list. I have to do this when we go camping. If I don’t I’ll forget something for sure.

  37. Pamela

    July 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I follow on twitter

  38. Pamela

    July 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm

  39. Pamela

    July 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I subscribe via email
    travelbuds2009 (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. Pamela

    July 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I tweeted

    not sure if this is a duplicate entry or not. I don’t see the first time I posted this.

  41. Doris C

    July 11, 2010 at 7:39 am

  42. Huguette English

    July 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

  43. Huguette English

    July 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Subscribed via google feed reader

  44. Huguette English

    July 11, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I’m a new follower on twitter – @henglish

  45. DavidR

    July 11, 2010 at 11:05 am

    For us, the most important thing is making sure we have enough water and food/snacks for our two Shelties

  46. Kevin E

    July 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    We do a practice run in the backyard for a while before the real camping. We always remember something then! Must haves are first aid kit, bug spray, cooking supplies!

  47. Kevin E

    July 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I subscribe via Google Reader

  48. Kevin E

    July 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I follow on Twitter


  49. Kevin E

    July 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

  50. Jeff

    July 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Must haves are sleeping bag and bug spray.