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Welcome to SURPLUS.guide, the blog of Coleman’s Military Surplus. Here you will find a mix of articles on military surplus, camping, hunting, emergency preparedness, and more. Check back often for more content and please subscribe to Coleman’s Specials for updates.

Top 5 Products to Have in Your Home When a Natural Disaster Hits

If and when a natural disaster strikes, will your family be prepared? While you can never know exactly when a disaster might strike, planning is ...
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Top Survival and Everyday Products You Should Keep With You At All Times

There is an increasingly large group of people taking an interest in the art of survival and preparation. This passionate group of hobbyists and professionals ...
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Emergency First Aid Kits and Supplies for Camping

Camping, especially if you’re off the beat and path can be dangerous, so it’s important to have the right first aid items with you at ...
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Campfire Cooking Recipes

One of the most important and best parts of a camping trip is the endless food. It takes time and preparation to make sure you’ve ...
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Deuce and a Half M35 Military Truck

The M35 Deuce and a Half has a long, rich history within the United States Military and around the world and is known as one ...
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Best Cache Containers for Your Swag

Whether you are an advanced geocacher or just starting out, one of the most important parts to hiding caches are the cache containers they are ...
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5 Must Have Tent Camping Accessories

Tent camping is one of the best ways to become one with nature. To maximize your camping trip, it’s important to have a solid combination ...
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Doomsday Survival Guide for Disaster Preppers

The threat of disaster is very real and can happen at any moment. Preppers need to be prepared for the worst from the fallout of ...
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10 Winter Hats to Keep You Warm in Cold Weather

As the calendar flips to the Winter months, outdoorsmen need to brace themselves with cold weather gear when outside in the elements. The head is ...
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French Military Troop Tent Field Test

I try to field test as many of our products as possible. By doing that, I can write an honest and real world product description ...
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Essential Gear for Spring Camping

For most of us, spring is in full force. That means campsites are filling up and outdoor enthusiasts are hitting the trails. Navigating the unstable ...
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Ammo Storage Ideas and Tips for Winter

When hunting season ends and the brutal cold of Winter arrives, many hunters will be looking to store their equipment until Spring. Proper ammo storage ...
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Hiking Checklist – Top 10 Military Surplus Hiking Essentials

Hiking is a fun activity with many benefits. It is a low cost activity that can be enjoyed almost year round. If you are like ...
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Cooking over a Campfire

Humans have been cooking over a fire since the beginning of time. It is in our DNA. Maybe that is why it draws so many ...
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Winter Survival Tips

It’s time again for your favorite winter activities including ice fishing, hiking, and backpacking. Before heading out to the wilderness for your winter activity of ...
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Essential Cold Weather Gear for the Outdoor Enthusiast

With Winter right around the corner, many are trying to squeeze in their last outdoor activities for the season before the cold hits. However, cold ...
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History of Mickey Mouse Boots

Developed during the Korean War of the early 1950’s, Mickey Mouse boots have become a vital part of the military’s extreme cold weather clothing system and ...
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Fall Camping Checklist – Top 10 Camping Gear Essentials

Fall camping season has arrived, and now is the time to make sure you’re outfitted with all the best camping gear. Don’t be left high ...
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Canoe Camping with Military Surplus

Camping is a great way to unwind from the stresses of day to day life. There are several different ways to camp. There is car ...
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Make Tailgating Even Better with Military Surplus Items!

As summer wanes and autumn approaches, that can only mean one thing! Football season is here! NCAA Football began just a few days ago and ...
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The History of USGI Concertina Wire

Concertina wire, sometimes referred to as USGI razor wire, was originally an impromptu design of soldiers in the first World War. They say that necessity ...
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How the U.S. G.I. Modular Sleep System changed my camping experience

In my opinion, proper bedding equipment can make or break a good camping trip. When you are in the bush, it takes a lot of ...
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What is military surplus?

I very much enjoy summer Holiday gatherings with friends and family. There is nothing like a good bar-b-que cookout followed by a few spirited games ...
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