The Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness team is happy to welcome Coleman Factory Outlet to the Expo Exhibitor list! Coleman is a large retailer specializing in camping, outdoor and emergency products and gear to bring with you in the event of evacuation or in a survival situation.
Staff members from the Michigan location for Coleman in Birch Run (located just down the road from the Birch Run Expo Center) will be exhibiting at the Expo, showcasing a large selection of emergency and camping merchandise including sleeping bags, light sources such as flashlights and lanterns, coolers, cots, and other related products.
Coleman has everything from magnesium fire starters to grills, tents, lanterns and more. Coleman caters to individuals and families that are just starting out in camping all the way up to the most seasoned veteran of camping. They also sell backpacks, backpacking tents and smaller stoves and lanterns that can be used for lightweight, long-distance backpacking.
The staff at Coleman are looking forward to promoting the many products that preppers would be interested in. Coleman carries survivalist items that would be of interest to anyone looking to complete bug out bags, relief shelters, and any other emergency scenario.
The Coleman company began in the early 1900’s with the entrepreneurship of W.C. Coleman, who was fascinated with the idea of a standard gasoline-powered white-light lamp. The standard lamp of the era burned kerosene and produced a smoky, flickering, yellowish light. W.C. was stricken with very poor eyesight, and was very interested in this new, steady white light that enabled him to read without as much difficulty or strain.
Coleman saw potential in the new light, and through his vision a new company was born that would put America’s farms and ranches in a new light, and would eventually make his name synonymous with outdoor and camping products as well. With the popularity surge of car camping in the 50’s and trends in other outdoor products like tents, coolers, and flashlights, Coleman has grown into a national resources for the best in camping and outdoor survival supplies.
GLEPE is pleased to extend a warm welcome to the Coleman Factory Outlet and their staff, and if you’re interested in bringing your products to the many attendees of the Expo, please call us at (800) 880-2485 and we’d be happy to have you at the Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo!