Anyone who loves the outdoors will benefit from quality tools and products developed to enhance any adventure. We've compiled a list of great gadgets for nearly every hiker, camper, athlete, angler, and backpacker on your shopping list. Here are the 10 Best Outdoor Gifts:
1. Liberty Mountain Pocket Chainsaw
The Liberty Mountain Pocket Chainsaw is a great tool for any outdoor fan. The Pocket Chainsaw fits in a shirt pocket, is 28 inches long when uncoiled and has 124 bi-directional teeth to chop through anything in your way. The Pocket Chainsaw can hack through a 3 inch diameter limb in under 10 seconds and is made of high strength treated steel. The Pocket Chainsaw is also coated for rust resistance and can be used by one or two people.
2. Adventurer's Handbook: From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert
The Adventurer's Handbook: From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert is a great read for any explorer. Award winning documentary filmmaker Mick Conefrey utilizes information from original adventurer's diaries and journals to illustrate the importance of adaptability, ambition, stamina, self confidence, curiosity, optimism, and authority. The book focuses on "larger than life" experiences, from surviving an anaconda attack to keeping morale high, as well as instills life lessons through practical advice and anecdotes. This book is a must have for any explorer's library or pack.
3. Bushnell BackTrack Point 5 Personal Locator GPS
Bushnell BackTrack Point 5 Personal Locator GPS is a simple, weather resistant tool for any outdoor adventure. The BackTrack GPS features a high sensitivity uBLOX receiver and all of the latest in digital technology including a self calibrating digital compass that gives latitude and longitude coordinates. The BackTrack GPS also offers current time, temperature, and altitude readings. Additionally, this GPS system allows you to mark and store up to five locations to easily find your way. As an added bonus, the BackTrack GPS is small and lightweight enough to stash within your pack, briefcase, pocket, or purse. The BackTrack GPS requires two "AAA" batteries not included with purchase.
4. Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 12 MP Digital Camera With 3.6 Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD
The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 12 MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD is one of the best ways to capture photographs of your most fantastic journeys. The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof, crush proof, and shake proof. The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 features: 12 million pixels of image resolution to make even poster sized prints, Tap Control to change settings without removing gloves, a 3.6x wide angle optical dual image stabilization (Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization) to provide blur-less images regardless if photographer or subject are in motion, a 2.7 inch advanced HyperCrystal III LCD screen, and is compatible with xD picture cards and microSD memory cards. The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 is a must have for any adventurer.
5. Swiss Army Rescue Tool
the Swiss Army Rescue Tool, developed by Victorinox, is a great device for any outdoor lover. The Rescue Tool weighs in at only 8 ounces and fits within any pocket but features nearly every tool an adventurer could need. The Rescue Tool has a locking blade, Phillips screwdriver, window breaker, strong screwdriver/crate opener, a bottle opener, wire stripper, reamer, punch, seat belt cutter, key ring, tweezers, toothpick, disc saw for shatterproof glass, a luminouscent handles, nylon cord, and a nylon pouch. The Rescue Tool is useful for any explorer's pack.
6. Okuma Voyager Spinning Travel Kit
The Okuma Voyager Spinning Travel Kit has everything an adventurer or hiker would need for impromptu fishing. The Kit features: a six foot graphite composite rod with cork grip, a five piece composite blank, a 20 size spinning reel, double ceramic guide inserts, stainless steel hooded reel seats, a ball bearing drive system, corrosion resistant aluminum spool, machine cut pinion gear, and a soft sided carrying case. Lures must be purchased separately.
7. Voltiac Systems Off-Grid Solar Backpack
The Off-Grid Solar Backpack is ideal for charging mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players, iPhones, smartphones/PDAs, portable gaming devices, GPS units, digital cameras, Bluetooth headsets, and more. The Voltiac Systems Off-Grid Solar Backpack features a 3,000 mAh universal USB battery (which can also be charged using a USB power cable through a computer) as well as removable 2 Watt solar panels that provide 4 watts of charging power. The Solar Backpack easily converts one hour of sun into three hours of cell phone talk time and can fully charge after 7 hours in direct sun. The Solar Backpack also has plenty of room with over 1500 cubic inches to tote belongings and is a great product for any camping, hiking, or outdoor expedition.
8. Timex Ironman Global Trainer With GPS Watch - Speed + Distance GPS Watch
The Timex Ironman Global Trainer With GPS Watch - Speed + Distance GPS Watch is a great device for any fan of the outdoors. The Ironman Global Trainer is a wrist top computer developed with SiRFstarIII GPS technology. The Ironman Global Trainer is a waterproof, PC compatible device which features: 50 GPS routes, 100 GPS waypoints, a chronograph, low battery indicator, backlight, rechargeable battery, and 1 year warranty. The Ironman Global Trainer also measures altitude ascent and decent distances and allows you to track and record your personal records.
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9. The North Face Rock 32 BX Tent
The North Face Rock 32 BX Tent is a great tent for any outdoor adventure. The North Face Rock Tent features an innovative, updated design with plenty of room and user friendly set up. The North Face Rock Tent weighs only six pounds and features a comprehensive, color coded pitch system with poles, canopy, fly, and easy to use ball cap clips on brow pole ends. The North Face Rock Tent has 2 large vestibules, 2 doors, sleeps three, can be used during three seasons, and is a great product for any outdoor exploration.
10. Joby Gorillatorch Switchback
The Joby Gorillatorch Switchback is a great compact lantern with a dual function to transform into a high performing headlamp. The Gorillatorch Switchback features 5 powerful LEDS that act as a personal or social light source and can function as a flood light or red light for night vision. The Gorillatorch Switchback operates with up to 72 hours of battery life, can adjust from 5 to 130 lumens, and is small enough to tuck in any pack. The Gorillatorch Switchback is a lightweight but durable tool for any outdoor camping, climbing, hiking, or backpacking adventure.