Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Coghlan's Camping Accessories.
The "old green and yellow", the impulse buys of beginner campers. Call it whatever you want, but Coghlan's has been a family staple for camping accessories for decades. We have all used something made by them, some stuff is good while others is not worthy of any space in a pack. Founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1959 as Coghlan's Gas Appliances. Norm Coghlan also sold camping equipment in his store on the side. When campers began bringing their camp stoves and lanterns seeking parts and repairs, he gradually expanded his product line. In the 60s Mr. Couglan bought the entire inventory of a U.S. company Manufacturing camp toasters after finding out that they were going to be discontinued, Had it shipped to a rented storage facility and this began Coghlan's distribution of camping accessories. The Camp Stove Toaster has been made in Winnipeg, Manitoba since the mid-60s. Coghlan's has assembled and packaged over 7 million 504D Toasters. Since then it has grown to over 450 products and is the largest producer of camping accessories in Canada and the United States.
Three of my favorite items that are in my current rotation are:
-The egg keeper. It really does keep eggs safe!
-The refillable squeeze tube. Have been using them since I was 5.
-The 504D toaster, not for wilderness tripping, but great when car camping. When car camping a fork in the bagel held over the flame is perfect!
What are your favorites?