Bushcraft and Survival Gear Gifts for the Outdoorsmen

Bushcraft and Survival Gear Gifts for the Outdoorsmen

There are many types of gifts for the bushcrafter, hiker, backpacker and overall outdoorsman. Bushcrafting is an excellent way to reconnect with nature. Getting outdoors for a hike or a weekend backpacking trip can help revitalize and clear the mind. Practicing Bushcraft can give you the proper skills to thrive in any outdoor condition. Having the right tools for this is essential. Many of these tools can also be used for general hiking and backpacking and are not just limited to bushcraft. Let’s look at some great gift ideas for the outdoorsman.

Gift Ideas for The Outdoorsman

Backpack or Rucksack

A backpack or rucksack is one of the most important items for the outdoorsman. It is used to carry all of your gear. Rucksacks are generally a more rugged and tactical style of backpack. It is preferred by many bushcrafters. You want to find a pack that will meet the needs of your trip requirements. Generally, the size and comfort of a good pack is your main concern. Here are some backpacks and rucksacks gift ideas we recommend. Please click on product for a full review.

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Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review
  • Two exterior pockets
Fox Outdoor Dakota Rucksack Review
  • Large main compartment with storm flap
  • Inside pocket with Velcro closure
  • Polypro reinforced padded shoulder straps with quick release waist strap
G4Free 40L Sport Outdoor Military Rucksack Review
  • CAPACITY:40L;Size approx: 30CM(L)*26CM(W)*45CM(H)(11.81*10.24*17.72inch).
  • FIVE COMPARTMENTS:Two Front pockets;Three Spacious compartments with small pouches inside.Features spacious main compartment with zip around closure, interior zip pocket and mesh pocket.
  • MOLLE SYSTEM & PROFESSIONAL DESIGN:The molle help you expand more room and the comfortable padding back area, Ventilated mesh padding shoulder strap relieve pressure on shoulders while carrying heavy loads.
  • MADE OF 600D NYLON FABRIC: high intensity and durable; Adjustable & removable chest belt and hip belt is convenient for different requirements.
  • OCCASION:Perfect for camping,travelling,hiking,gyming,even going to school for the teenagers.
MOLLE II Standard Pack Desert Genuine U.S. Military Review
  • Standard Backpack
  • Military Issue
  • Desert camouflage pattern
  • Molle II
  • Shoulder straps, waistbelt and frame
Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Rucksack Review
  • Clothing
Rothco Alice Pack Rucksack Review
  • Quality tested and ensured for maximum durability
  • Designed with only the toughest, roughest users in mind
  • Comfort and performance come hand in hand with rothco
Snugpak Endurance 40 Rucksack Review
  • Main compartment: 2,441 cubic inches / 40 liters
  • Weighs only 49 oz
  • Molle webbing on the front and both sides
  • Material: 500D nylon
  • Contoured and heavily padded chest straps
Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack Review
  • Dimensions: 16H x 15W x 6D + pockets
  • Capacity: 1845(+) plus pockets cubic Inch + pockets
  • Construction: 15 oz. canvas, box style design, leather reinforcement for all rivets and high stress seams, cotton web shoulder straps
  • Made in the USA

Backpacks

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Osprey Aether 70 Backpack Review
  • Removable top-lid converts to DayLidTM daypack
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
  • Stow-on-the-GoTM trekking pole attachment
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Large stretch mesh front panel pocket
  • Dual front compression straps with StraightJacket compression
  • Large front J-zip access to main compartment
Osprey Pack Kestrel 38 Backpack Review
  • Osprey's stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment is designed to quickly attach and carry trekking poles while wearing a pack
  • An integrated and removable rain cover protects your gear from foul weather. It stows away in its own external pocket at the bottom of the pack
  • An external reservoir sleeve is located behind the shoulder harness Allowing easy Loading/unloading of a hydration reservoir
  • The zippered sleeping bag compartment provides easy access to your sleeping bag through the bottom of the pack
  • Side zippered access allows easy accessibility to the inside contents of the pack's main compartment

Shelter or Tent

Having a comfortable shelter or tent is vital to staying safe when outdoors. It can protect you from the elements and keep you warm. In some cases a good tarp, rope and shrubbery can work out just fine. For many, having a tent or hammock can be the best bet. Here are some tent and hammock gift ideas we recommend. Please click on product for a full review.

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Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review
  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx Tent series; this free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and one doorway
  • The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx Tent is on our best sellers list; it's a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base Size: 2'8 x 7'6, Center Height: 36", Total Weight: 4 lbs. 4 oz., Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 8 oz.
Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent Review
  • Two door / Two vestibule layout
  • Two person layout
  • Three season, fre standing tent
  • Tent fly ventilation windows
  • Bathtub floor construction
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person Tent Review
  • Lightweight livability in a 2-person, 3-season freestanding backpacking and camping tent that packs down small for backcountry adventures
  • Pole geometry maximizes space with 29 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 39 inches, plus 17.5 sq. feet of vestibule area
  • Complete setup weighs 3.8 lbs. and packs down to 18x6 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 3.1 lbs.
  • Tent body has two doors, mesh panels for breathability, and solid panels for warmth and privacy; rollup rainfly for stargazer view
  • Includes tent, one unified hub-and-pole system, rainfly, stakes, and guy lines; footprint sold separately; manufacturer's 2-year limited warranty
Slumberjack 2 Person Trail Tent Review
  • Free-standing 2-person Trail Tent with full coverage rain fly and vestibule; ideal for backpacking, fishing, and any other getaway adventure
  • Easy set up with color-coded clip construction and side-release buckle ten-fly connection
  • Sturdy fiberglass poles; heavy-duty 75D Polyester 1200mm construction with taped seams; mesh wall panels for ventilation; noiseless zipper pulls
  • Ridge pole geometry for maximum interior space; internal storage pockets to keep essentials handy
  • Packed weight: 6 pounds, 5 ounces; packed dimensions: 6 x 20 inches; assembled dimensions: 84 x 52 x 41 inches; floor area: 33.3 square feet
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Review
  • Asymmetrical Side Zipper closure
  • This is our most popular model with all our patented features including mesh pocket on ridgeline and webbing straps to protect the bark of trees. New 70D catenary cut rainfly to reduce weight and wrinkles.
  • Height Limit: 6' tall / 183 cm; Weight Limit: 250 lbs / 114 kg; Packed Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz / 1247g; Packed Size: 4" x 7" x 9"
  • Hammock Fabric: 210D Oxford nylon; Rainfly Fabric: 70D Polyurethane Coated Polyester Ripstop
  • Suspending Ropes: 10' long 1600 lb. test polyester rope; Webbing Straps: 1.5" x 42" long black polyester

Sleeping Bags

A good sleeping bag can keep you warm at night. If the conditions are very cold then a 0 degree sleeping back is essential. Having a warm sleeping bag can keep Hypothermia away. Sleeping bags can make an excellent gift for any outdoorsmen. Here are a few to consider. Please click on product for a full review.

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Teton Sports TrailHead +20 Ultralight Sleeping Bag Review
  • WARM AND COMFORTABLE: Mummy bag hood is designed to keep the warmth in around your head and face; Zipper draft tube and vaulted footbox provide much needed comfort and warmth; Breathable, soft, double-brushed liner for a more comfortable night's sleep
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOFTY: Lightweight for backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor activities; Innovative microfiber insulation offers more loft and first-rate compressibility without sacrificing quality or comfort
  • NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON Sports provides a durable compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag into; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in; Tighten the heavy-duty straps for ultimate compressibility; See our instructional videos
  • SLEEP WARM: Survival rated to +20F; Comfort rated 20-30 degrees higher; As you know you will sleep warmer if you use a camp pad, wear a hat, stay hydrated, wear socks, and fluff your sleeping bag before you go to bed to restore its loft
  • LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY: Your satisfaction is GUARANTEED; Reach out to our AMAZING customer service team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
Kelty Cosmic 0 Degree Down Sleeping Bag Review
  • DriDown stays driers, keeps you warmer, and dries faster than regular down
  • Now the light weight, compressibility, and wet weather performance of DriDown is more attainable than ever
  • Total Weight: 3 lb 13 oz (1.71 kg)
  • Regular: Fits up to 6 Feet / Long: Fits up to 6'6"
  • Stuffed Size: 9 x 17 inches
Marmot Trestles 30 Synthetic Sleeping Bag Review
  • Mummy-style 30-degree sleeping bag for backpacking and other outdoor activities; featuring SpiraFil high-loft insulation for maximum warmth and durability
  • EN tested to provide a comfortable night's sleep at temperatures as low as 30°F
  • Anatomically shaped footbox for more wiggle room and less heat buildup
  • Weight: 3 lbs., 1 oz.; pack volume: 640.7ci (10.5 liters)
  • 70D 100% polyester, 2.2 oz/yd; 70D 100% embossed polyester, 2.2 oz/yd

Fire Starting

Having the ability to start a fire can is essential to keep you warm and safe. If you don’t carry a stove to cook your meals, then a fire is critical. There are many ways one can start a fire. You can use a match or lighter. I recommend using more primitive ways like flit and steal or a Ferro rod. These methods can be an effective and a sustainable way to get a fire going. These fire starting tools make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Here are some we like. Please click on product for a full review.

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Grab Life Outdoors (GLO) Ferro Rod Review
  • ✔ EXTRA LARGE 1/2" THICK FERRO ROD - Our 1/2" thick (12.5mm) ferrocerium rod is good for over 23,000 strikes. Because of the larger surface area of our ferro rod you get a larger shower of sparks which means a better chance of fire in even the most damp conditions. Try that with your Bic..
  • ✔ HIGHEST QUALITY FIRESTEEL AVAILABLE - With 5,500º F ferrocerium showering down you can get a fire going with the proper tinder in any weather condition and at any altitude, hot or cold. This is an essential piece of kit that anyone who spends time outdoors should have
  • ✔ HAND FIT HARDWOOD HANDLE - Each of our hardwood handles are hand fit and epoxied in place to ensure a natural grip that can be finished with carving, burning, staining or left to age naturally from the oils in your hands
  • ✔ 6 FUNCTION MULTI-TOOL STRIKER INCLUDED - Our 6 function striker doubles as a tinder scraper, bottle opener, hex wrench, map scale and ruler. Oh and it can throw some serious sparks too! Also included is approx 36" of mil spec 550 paracord that is set up to be used as a neck lanyard or replaced with your cordage of choice
  • ✔ A MUST HAVE PIECE OF GEAR BACKED WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE - If you spend anytime outdoors a quality firesteel is a must have. Perfect for bushcraft, firecraft, backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boy scouts, EDC or every day carry, emergency use, bug out bags or BOB's, survival kits, campfires, gas camp stoves, get home bag's, vehicle bags, campers, RV's and anywhere else. Keeping a few around in different kits is always a good idea!
The Flint & Steel Fire Starter Kit Review

Bushcraft Grill

A bushcraft grill will allow you to place a cooking pot or pan on top of some coals or a fire. It will easily fit in any pack. A bushcraft grill makes it easy to cook a piece of meat or fish and heat up a pot for some tea or coffee. It is a simple, light and an easy way to cook when outside.

Bushcraft Grill - Welded Stainless Steel High Strength Mesh (Campfire Rated) - Expedition Research LLC, USA

Blaze Bushcraft Grill

Cook Set or Pot

A cook set can make a nice gift for a backpacker or hiker. Many works in conjunction with a backpacking stove. The cook set’s we recommend are small and lightweight. The other way to cook is using a pot. A pot can come in handy when cooking over a fire. Here are some we recommend. Please click on product for a full review.

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GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Cookset Review
  • FEAST IN THE FOREST: When traveling with your best bud, the Halulite Microdualist is the perfect third wheel. The pot and lid combo are perfect for stovetop cooking. For your safety, we recommend not using directly over a campfire. The ultralight design has everything you need for hot meals and warm drinks!
  • COMPACT CAMPING: The unique 1.4-liter pot and lid combo transforms your pouch meals into delicious dishes. When finished cooking everything nests perfectly into the included stuff sack.
  • DRINK IT UP: The unique bowl and mug solution means less things to pack! They feature a sip through lid that virtually eliminates spills.
  • SAVE ON FUEL: The handy pot and lid is made from Halulite, a proprietary alloy that conducts heat better and more evenly than titanium, so you won't need to bring extra fuel.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OUTDOORS: In 1985 three siblings combined their love for the outdoors and set out to create GSI Outdoors. Now, three decades later GSI continues to bring quality cookware to outdoor lovers everywhere.
Snow Peak Trek 900 Titanium Cookset Review
  • Material: Titanium
  • Dimension: D 5" H 5.5"
  • Capacity: 30 fl oz
  • Includes: Titanium Pot with Lid
  • Weight: 9.3 oz (265g)
Zebra Loop Handle Pot Review
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel
  • Positive locking handle for transport and cooking
  • Tough and animal resistant; Small
  • Unique design for multiple uses
  • Perfect for camping/backpacking
Optimus Terra Weekend HE .95L Pot Review
  • 0.95-Liter heat exchange cooking pot has pouring lip and measuring marks in both milliliters and ounces, while attachable fry pan doubles as lid
  • Non-stick surface and included cleaning sponge make clean up easy
  • Heat exchange ring reduces boil time by 20%
  • Convenient mesh storage bag keeps everything together; standard eight-ounce gas cartridge fits inside

Stove

Stoves are efficient ways to cook a meal or boil some water. Many works using a small propane canister. They ignite quickly and take up very little room. Others use freely available wood as fuel. Depending on your situation it is a good idea to have both kinds. I personally carry two types of stoves in my backpack. A small portable mini backpacking stove and the Vargo wood burning stove. Please click on product for a full review.

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Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove Review
  • GEAR OF THE YEAR WINNER - RECOMMENDED BY BACKPACKER MAGAZINE. The Solo Stove is the #1 wood-burning backpacking stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel's Matt Graham. Winner of 2014 Gear of the Year award from 50 Campfires & Section Hiker.
  • PATENTED DESIGN - LESS SMOKE. The patented design features a unique double wall that creates ultra-clean gasification and a secondary combustion. This allows fuel to burn more completely and with less smoke.
  • FUEL IS FREE. No more spending money on white gas or expensive liquid canister fuel. Solo Stoves use twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Free up more space in your backpack and eliminate the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mins (34 fl oz water). 4.25" Diameter, 3.8"/5.7" tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
  • COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The compact Solo Stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 900 (not included) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove Review
  • Minimal Weight
  • Lightweight, dependable, and innovative outdoor products
  • Titanium construction
  • Slim, compact design that folds flat requiring little pack space
  • Completely hinged side panels easily snap together for quick setup
  • Conical shape focuses heat upward towards your pot for quick, efficient cooking
Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove Review
  • It's made of Copper metal and stainless steel automatic strike Fire
  • Dimension (L x w x H): approx. 2.75 x 2.75 x 3 inch(unfolded)
  • Rated power:3500W
  • Fits diversified pot gas
Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove Review

Knife

A knife should be in anyone’s pack. Knives can be used for many different applications like cutting rope or shaving wood for a fire.  Here are some knives that we recommend. Please click on product for a full review.

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Ka-Bar Becker BK22 Companion Knife Review
  • Used by all branches of miliary and service members
  • Great for collectors and outdoor services,Tested to ensure quality and durability
  • Becker 22 Second Generation "Companion" Fixed Blade Knife with HD Sheath
  • Overall length of 10 1/2" with a straight edge 5.25" blade
  • Comes with the new heavy-duty Polyester front pouch sheath
  • Flat ground 1095 Cro-Van steel Solid one piece full tang knife
  • Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in China
Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife Review
  • HIGH-QUALITY: The CPM-S30V stainless steel blade is extremely well-balanced, offering superb edge qualities and rust resistance. The G10 handle is durable, impervious to moisture, and stable under extreme temperatures, making it ideal for outdoors.
  • WELL-DESIGNED: The Bushcrafter 162 is a fixed blade, full tang knife, providing greater strength and reliability than a folding knife. The simplicity of the knife also makes it easy to clean.
  • ALWAYS READY: The 162 is modern, good-looking, and easy to hold. The leather sheath is durable and features a belt loop and D-ring for ultimate accessibility.
  • VERSATILE: The Bushcrafter 162's drop-point, utility blade style and all-around functionality make it ideal for outdoor activities, survival use, and even tactical applications.
  • GUARANTEED FOR LIFE: Benchmade's limited Lifetime Warranty and LifeSharp Service keep your knife in the best condition. If your knife needs repair or sharpening, Benchmade will take care of it. Available for knives purchased from an authorized dealer.
Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore Knife Review
  • The finest quality cutlery and tools
  • 44 sculpted vents
  • Replaceable soft pads
  • Handle: Hardwood
  • Blade Material: 1075 HIGH CARBON STEEL
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
Hultafors Heavy Duty Knife Review
  • The cutting edge has been sharpened with a double edge angle and a final honing on a leather Strop
  • The holster can be attached to both a belt and a button on your work clothes
  • Length: 8,7 inch
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife Review
  • Fixed blade outdoor knife with 4.1-inch high carbon steel blade
  • Extra-large ergonomic handle with patterned, high-friction grip that makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125 inches (3.2 mm), Blade Length: 4.1 inches (104 mm), Total Length: 8.8 inches (224 mm), Net Weight: 4.8 oz. (135 g)
  • Color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty; Made in Sweden
Tops Knives Brothers of Bushcraft Hunter Knife Review
  • Overall Length: 10"
  • Blade Length: 4 1/2"
  • Handles: Tan Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath: Black Kydex
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"

Survival Kit

A good survival kit can be useful in many situations. All of these kits contain the basics for an emergency. Survival kits make an excellent gift for any hiker, bushcrafter or backpacker. Please click on product for a full review.

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Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit Review
  • A versatile and lightweight survival kit
  • The ultralight dry bag keeps the weight down and helps keep your kit safe and dry
  • A durable buckle secures the roll-top closure and acts as a grab handle
  • Includes round boot laces, LED micro torch, hypothermia space blanket, hunters micro tool, fireball flint and striker (Grand), white nylon cord, nightlight, sewing kits, fishing kit, wire saw, waterproof matches c/w, striker, duck tape, distress whistle, BCB survival instructions, cotton wool balls, 2" mayday signal mirror and ultralight dry lime green bag with a 1 litre capacity
  • Weight 360g
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit Review
  • 16 essential tools in a zippered, waterproof bag that is easily packed
  • Contains Clutch multi-tool, mini light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, emergency chord, and more
  • Land to air rescue instructions
  • Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear's survival essentials
  • Overall weight: 4.2 oz
Lifeline 29-Piece Essential Survival Can Review
  • 29 Piece
VSSL Survival Light Kit Review
  • ALWAYS READY: Bring the critical survival gear you need for any outing; pair it with your knife and there's nothing you can't handle; keep it in your backpack or your overland expedition vehicle.
  • COMPLETE GEAR: Carry fishing gear, quick fire start, wire hand saw, water purification tablets, mirror, trail markers, first aid, razor blade and a beeswax candle
  • BUILT TO LAST: Military spec aluminum you can depend on wherever the wilderness will take you, in any emergency situation; assembled in Canada
  • COMPACT : Ideal compact size of 9 inches by 2 inches allows you to bring it with you anytime and all the time without weighing you down (only 1 pound 4 ounces)
  • SIGNATURE FLASHLIGHT: Dual mode (static and SOS) LED 'flood' beam lantern light, illuminates a large area (3 Energizer E90 batteries included for about 40 hours of continuous flashlight operation).

Multi-Tool

A multi-tool has many benefits for the outdoorsman. Multi-tools are an all in one toolset. Many contain a knife, saw, pliers, scissors, screwdrivers and can opener, which will come in handy when outdoors.

Leatherman Sidekick Multitool

Water Filter

Water filters can provide fresh cooking and drinking water. They are easy to use and requires little maintenance. Many can remove just about all of the harmful contaminants. The hardcore bushcrafter will boil their water, but sometimes it’s just easier to use a filter. Please click on product for a full review.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review
  • This official LifeStraw personal water filter will provide 792 gallons (1,000 liters) of safe drinking water without using chemicals, iodine
  • Removes 99.9999% of bacteria including Escherichia coli (e-coli), campylobacter, vibrio cholera, pseudomonas aeruginosa, shigella, salmonella
  • Removes 99.9% of protozoa including giardia lamblia (beaver fever), cryptosporidium parvum, entamoeba histolytica
  • No shelf life, can be stored indefinitely even after use
  • Perfect for your family and friends to use during camping, hiking and backpacking or for your emergency kits at your home, car and office
MSR Miniworks EX Microfilter Review
  • Microfilter water filter pump for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, survival, and emergency preparedness
  • Replaceable carbon and ceramic filter removes bacteria, protozoa, organic compounds, and particulate, delivering clean, taste and odor-free water
  • Pumps at a rate of one liter per minute; compatible with a variety of wide mouth water bottles, and hydration bladders (sold separately)
  • Meets NSF protocol P231 for removal of bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%); one replaceable filter cartridge treats up to 2,000 liters of water
  • Pump measures 7.5 x 2.75 inches and weighs 1 pound; storage bag included; manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty; made in the USA
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System Review
  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness
  • High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand; weighs just 2 ounces; 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane inline filter
  • Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles, hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source
  • Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; includes 16-ounce reusabel squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger

Foraging Books

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then I am sure you have seen many wild edible plants along your path. Any good bushcrafter, outdoorsmen or survivalist should be able to identify and prepare some basic wild food. Foraging is a good skill to have and learning the basics can be very easy if you have the right book or guide. I am an avid forager and learned using foraging books for my particular region. Here are some to consider.

Survival and Bushcraft Books

Learning the skills to thrive in any outdoor condition can give you confidence. It can also keep you and the people on your trip safe. There are several books that can give you the skills to make a shelter, tie a proper knot and start a fire.  Here are some survival and Bushcraft books that will make great gifts.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is essential to any backpack. Having a small first aid kit can mend a cut or fight off an infection. I always keep one in my pack and have used it many times.

Adventure Medical Kits Adventure First Aid 2.0 First Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Kits Camping and Survival 2.0 First Aid Kit

Conclusion

Giving any one of these gifts would make one happy outdoorsman. All of these gifts are practical for many different situations. A well-rounded outdoorsman’s backpack should contain all of these items listed. It will help to prepare them for many different scenarios.

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