The purpose of this entry is supposed to explain how my family has used Coleman camping gear in the past. However, growing up I didn't have an outdoors type family. I would go fishing with my grandfather or my friends when I got older, but we didn't do camping. My dad wasn't an outdoorsman at all, so I was lacking that role model to take me out and show me things. I'd like to change this for my family and especially for my daughter. She's so inquisitive and looks at the world with such wonder that I want to get her out there and show her everything that the natural world has to offer. I want to sit around a campfire and make smores with her and my wife after a day of hiking trails or fishing for wild trout or canoeing on a lake or down a river. Since I haven't had the opportunities to get out camping like this, I don't have the gear. But in order to create these memories with my family, I need to the gear to get out there.
Disclaimer: “Sponsored by Coleman and hosted by the Outdoor Blogger Network, this is my submission for the Coleman Camping Heritage Essay Contest.”