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Stock up for Woodstock

Kit: Music Festival

Ah, the music festival. Concert after concert under the hot sun, huge fields of camping fans, available yet astronomically priced food, and port-a-potties stretching to the horizon combine for a strange breed of “roughing it” with large doses of civilization mixed in. Prepare properly and you’re in for the weekend of a lifetime; shirk the prep and you’ll be poor and plenty grumpy come Sunday night. Here are ten pieces of gear — appropriately fitting the chaotic and not at all fashionable atmosphere you’ll come to know and love — to get your music festival experience on track for “Epic!” status. We’ll leave the collapsible peace pipe to you.

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Out, Damn Pots!

Coleman All-in-One Portable Sink

Make like Lady MacBeth when you get tagged for KP during your next foray into the “wild” with the Coleman All-in-One Portable Sink ($50). This camp cleaner sports a pressurized spraying system, powered by either the included battery cartridge and four “D” batteries or Coleman’s CPX 6 rechargeable battery pack (sold separately) that provides a…

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Your campfire's officially fired

Coleman Outdoor Portable Oven & Stove

The antithesis of ultralight backpacking? Hauling your own oven to bake 12′ frozen pizzas in the great outdoors. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with the drag-your-home-into-the-bush mentality (we’ll wolf down a DiGiorno as fast as the next desperate soul after days of dehydrated meals), but at 41 lbs, Coleman’s new outdoor portable oven and…

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Porta-Joe

Coleman Propane Coffeemaker

There are plenty of ways to get your coffee on in the great outdoors. The Coleman Propane Coffeemaker ($90) just happens to look and operate like most home java makers, which can reassure less savvy campers worried about missing their fix. Unlike other alternatives, this brewer can also produce a full 10 cups in one…

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Foursomes, Coleman Style

Coleman Micro Quad Lantern

The Coleman Micro Quad Lantern ($36) is a creative product that spares you expense of buying four separate flashlights (though long time readers should know we’re of the opinion you can never own too many). It includes four light pods that function as emergency hand-held lights or together act like a 360-degree lantern when combined…

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The Cooler Cooler

Coleman Steel Belted Cooler

Still made in the USA, the Wichita, Kansas-based Coleman company has been producing the Coleman Steel Belted Cooler ($130) since the 1950′s. An ever-classic staple of Americana, this 54 quart cooler will carry 85 cans of your friend’s and family’s favorite drinks with heavy-duty construction that you can pass down. Yes, a generational cooler. The…