Still don’t know what to buy your friends for Christmas? If you happen to have friends that love travel, hiking and camping, here are 10 great gift ideas for them. The gifts we selected are not very expensive and very usefull for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Here they are, in no particular order:
Victorinox Recue Tool: This little baby holds many useful surprises inside. The Rescue Tool includes the most essential functions for freeing a person from a disabled vehicle, including a rounded belt cutter which can be used to safely cut through a seat belt. It also contains a window breaker, a wire stripper, a disc saw and many more tools. It can be operated with gloves on, and might come in handy in times of trouble.
Glow-in-the Dark Compass: It’s cheap, it’s small and it glows in the dark. What else can you need from a compass?
Spork: It has a funny name but it’s a very useful little item. The Spork is a spoon, a fork and knife – all in one handy plastic utensil. Easy to carry and makes eating outdoors a lot more fun and pleasant.
Lightload Towels: The only towel that is survival gear. Use as a firestarter, wind scarf, strainer, first aid supplement, insulator. It absorbs nine times its weight in water.
Survival Kit in a Sardine Can: An extremely compact survival kit, that contains many useful items, just in case you (or your friend) get lost in the wilderness. The kit includes: adhesive bandage, alcohol prep, antibiotic ointment, book matches, tea bag, chewing gum, sugar, salt packet, energy nugget, duct tape, fire starter cube, wire clip, first aid instructions, fish hook and line, note paper, pencil, razor blade, safety pin, whistle, compass and more.
9-Hour Candles: For less than 3 Dollars, you get 3 candles – each lasts NINE hours. Very useful for romantic dinners under nature’s sky. If you think nine hours isn’t enough, go for the 12-Hour candles.
Towel in a Tablet: This is probably as small as a towel gets. Just add water to the tablet – and presto! Instant towel. It’s even reusable.
Biodegradable Camping Soap: Protecting the environment is very important when you travel. Use this eco-friendly soap to wash your dishes and yourself.
SteriPEN Handheld Water Purifier: Water purification can be a real hassle when you are out hiking or trekking. There are many ways to purify water – tablets, filters and solutions. This nifty little gadget uses UV light to kill bacteria in water, making it instantly ready to drink – without annoying after-tastes.
Swedish Firesteel: After all is said and done – fire is one of the most important aspects for travelers and hikers. Matches and lighters are always good to carry, but sometimes they can fail. This little and useful gadget creates a 3,000°C (5,500°F) spark and even works when it’s wet. A surefire fire every time!