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.

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 and so on
MOLLE II Standard Pack Desert Genuine U.S. Military Review
  • Genuine US Military Issue
Karrimor SF Sabre 45 Rucksack Review
  • : F-format Internal Frame (removable)
  • : One Main Compartment
  • : S-shaped Shoulder Harness
  • : Sternum Strap
  • : Coolmesh Back System
Rothco Alice Pack Rucksack Review
  • Designed after the Army's All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment System
  • Measures 20" x 19" x 11"
  • Features Include 3 Large Outer Pockets, Padded Kidney Pad, and Shoulder Straps
  • Made of Heavyweight 600 Denier Polyester
  • Also Features a Waterproof Lining and Accessory Loops
Snugpak Endurance 40 Rucksack Review
  • Constructed with heavy duty 600D nylon that is designed to be lightweight and durable to withstand the most rigorous adventures
  • Equipped with a sternum strap, hip belt, load adjuster straps, and 4 compression straps to help distribute the weight of the pack as evenly as possible
  • MOLLE webbing allows for external storage; includes a hydration sleeve and routing port for a drinking tube so you can hydrate on the go
  • Features 40 liters of internal storage; backpack dimensions are 21 inches long, 13 inches wide, and 9 inches deep; weighs 3 pounds
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


Osprey Aether 70 Backpack Review
  • Removable top-lid converts to DayLid daypack
  • Lower Inside-Out compression straps
  • Additional main compartment access
  • Integrated FlapJacket cover for lidless use
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
  • Large front J-zip access to main compartment
Osprey Pack Kestrel 38 Backpack Review
  • Breathable AirScape ridged foam backpanel with adjustable torso length
  • Integrated removable raincover
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider and integrated removable raincover
  • Front panel hybrid shove-it pocket
  • Stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets and dual stretch mesh side pockets

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.

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. 1 oz. , minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. , Color: Clay/Rust
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
  • 3-season, 2-person backpacking tent that offers the most livable accommodations in a lightweight freestanding design
  • 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. 9 lbs. and packs down to 18x6 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 3. 5 lbs.
  • Includes DuraShield Coating and DAC Featherlike NFL poles
  • Includes tent, one unified hub-and-pole system, rainfly, stakes, and guy lines; footprint sold separately; manufacturer's 3-year limited
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
  • EXPEDITION ZIP is our most popular all-around camping hammock, designed for anyone up to 6ft and 250lbs (183cm /114kg); Side entry with #10 YKK Zipper with 2 double sliders; Famous for durability, packability, versatility and comfort.
  • COMPLETE system includes: 70d high density nylon bottom; 30D no-see-um mosquito mesh; Elastic "hold open" for mesh; Gear loft slides on ridgeline; 70d polyester ripstop rain tarp; 1500lb (680kg) test polyester ropes; Complimentary webbing straps included.
  • DESIGN: This legendary camping shelter is uncompromising in materials and workmanship. There are countless tiny improvements that only 40 years of effort could achieve but you can feel as soon as you stretch out in this hammock and close your eyes.
  • PATENTED asymmetrical shape provides exceptional comfort when lying on the diagonal (US Patent # US6865757B2); Structural ridgeline guarantees the exact same bed every night and a perfect setup every time (US patent # US20090165205A1)
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE: One year on materials and workmanship; Weight: 2lb 12oz (1247g); Compact size: 4"x 7"x 9" (10cm x 18cm x 23cm); Color: Hunter Green with black trim; See Enhanced product info at bottom of this page.

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.

Teton Sports TrailHead +20 Ultralight Sleeping Bag Review
  • FOR THE LOVE OF COMFORT: The innovative fill packs down without sacrificing performance; Roomy footbox; Zipper draft tube; Soft liner provides a comfortable night's sleep
  • NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOFTY: Lightweight for backpacking, hiking, and camping; Innovative microfiber insulation offers more loft and first-rate compressibility without sacrificing performance
  • SLEEP WARM: Fluff your sleeping bag and use an insulated camp pad to sleep warmer; Hang loops for long-term storage
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support 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 pounds, 1 ounce.; pack volume: 640.7curie (10.5 liters)
  • 70D 100 percentage polyester, 2.2 ounce/yard; 70D 100 percentage embossed polyester, 2.2 ounce/yard

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.

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.

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
  • Snow Peak's Trek 1400 is a group-sized cook set that includes a nesting frypan and pot. With its nesting design and ultralight material, the Trek 1400 is perfect for cooking larger meals.
  • Dimensions: D 4. 2" H 4. 4" Weight: 4. 8 Oz
  • Made in Japan: All Snow Peak titanium products are designed and manufactured in Japan, adhering to craftsmanship standards passed down over generations.
  • Premium Titanium: Snow Peak's titanium products are manufactured in Niigata, Japan, using intricate welds and a multi-step process passed through generations. Titanium doesn't corrode and has no flavor residue, making it optimal for lifelong products.
  • Craftsmanship quality: Snow Peak's titanium products are superior for the quality craftsmanship and attention to design poured into each item and aesthetically unique due to a sandblasted finish.
  • Product : Snow Peak products meet top engineering standards to ensure durability in challenging outdoor conditions. If a product doesn't function properly, contact User Services and we will repair or exchange for free if it fails to meet our standards.
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


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.

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove Review
  • 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
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mines (34 flu oz. water). 4.25" Diameter, 3.8"/5.7" tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and chrome 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
  • Strong & Sturdy: Made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel, with low center of gravity and wide base, can stand high temperature and weight.
  • Piezoelectric Ceramic Ignition: 1-1.2 million times.
  • Efficient & Easy: Boil 2 pints of water in 5 minutes. The valve is designed to adjust flame.
  • Compatible: Use with straight butane or butane-propane mixed fuel canisters with threaded 7/16 NS Lindal Valve (EN417).
  • What You Get: Dpower foldable camping stove, our guaranteed 12-month warranty (quality problems under normal use) from the date of purchase and friendly customer service.


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.

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
  • BUILT FOR THE TRAIL: Robust, rugged style meets unmatched function, no matter the application; A robust survival tool that's as versatile as it is tough.
  • AMERICAN MADE CPM-S30V STEEL: For first-rate edge retention and corrosion resistance; Precision drop-point construction for strength and versatility.
  • ULTRA DURABLE G10 HANDLE: Features a resin-soaked fiberglass body that's impervious to moisture and stable across fast-changing climates.
  • FIXED BLADE CONSTRUCTION: Provides enhanced stability when in use; Leather sheath with belt loop and D-ring for easy access.
  • A MODERN BUSHCRAFT KNIFE: Built for the toughest jobs where superior versatility is required, the Bushcrafter 162 is a true workhorse; Add it to your gear collection, survival kit, tackle box, and more.
Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore Knife Review
  • Crafted from the highest quality materials
  • Built for performance and durability
  • Made in El Salvador
  • 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
  • Fixed knife, designed especially for bush crafting by the Brothers of Bush craft
  • 1095 carbon steel blade
  • Micarta handle with a cut-out on both sides for a fire bow
  • Sturdy steel belt clip makes it easy to attach it to your belt
  • Comes with a solid kydex sheath

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.

Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit Review
  • Crafted from the highest quality materials
  • Built for performance and durability
  • Made in United Kingdom
  • Hand Wash
  • unisex-adult
  • Synthetic
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).


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 Multi-Tool with Black Nylon Sheath - 831428

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.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review
  • Award-winning LifeStraw water filter is a must-carry tool for hiking, camping, travel, and emergencies; no disaster kit is complete without it
  • Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; does not require batteries and has no moving parts
  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards
  • An alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers, it weighs 2oz for ultralight portability, and has a high flow rate for drinking from the source
  • Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing in a bugout bag or other prepper gear supply kit; measures 9 x 1 x 1 inches.BPA Free materials
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 0. 1 Micron absolute inline filter fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 2 ounces; 100% of MINI units individually tested three times to performance standards by Sawyer
  • 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 (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); removes 99. 9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); also removes 100% of micro plastics
  • Filter rated up to 100, 000 gallons; Includes one Sawyer MINI filter, 16-ounce reusable 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 Medical Kit 2.0

Adventure Medical Kits Camping and Survival 2.0 First Aid Kit


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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