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Top 10 Gifts For The Outdoor Enthusiast

: Ten Ideas That Will Make Anyone A Happy Camper

: Ten Ideas That Will Make Anyone A Happy Camper

There’s nothing better than giving someone a gift that they will actually use. Moreover, there’s nothing quite like a gift that could save someone’s life—or at least make their time spent exploring the great outdoors a lot more comfortable. From back-up filtering systems to hammocks and headlamps, we found this holiday season's best gifts for the person who prefers to spend the majority of their time off the grid in the great wide open. The safety features are just an added bonus for the worrywarts left behind at home. Now, outward bound—it's time to explore!

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December 14, 2016

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goTenna Off-Grid Text & GPS
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goTenna Off-Grid Text & GPS

You never have to worry about what would happen if you got separated from your hiking mate when going off-trail. The goTenna connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and can be used to broadcast messages across a few miles when offline. 

Topo Designs Klettersack Backpack

Topo Designs packs and accessories are built with functionality in mind and then finished off with fun flourishes of color. Give this to the outdoorsman with a playful personality. 

Electric California EG3 Adult Goggles

The snow bunny in your life will appreciate the peripheral viability on these sleek goggles, which are also well-lauded for their fog-free nature. 

BILLET4X4 Max Ax Military Vehicle Recovery Kit

For the person who just can’t resist going off-road, give the gift of Plan B. Should a vehicle become entrenched in mud, this military grade kit (and some man power) should get them right out. 

Nemo Galaxi 2P & Footprint

Nemo’s 2-person tent is actually quite roomy for one that can be tucked away into a backpack. The two vestibules make for easy in and out, so no more crawling over each other to exit the premises. 

Third Eye Headlamps LED Headlamp Flashlight

Once you try one, you won’t understand how you ever lived without a headlamp before. The most useful of tools, Third Eye’s headlamp is programmed with settings for every situation—from walking the dog to pitching a tent in the dark. 

Uuni 2S Wood Fired Oven

Never again will you have a hankering for pizza and not be able to do anything about it. Zuni’s wood-fired oven with stone baking board can cook a pizza in 60 seconds that will rival that of your local pizza joint’s. 

a b sea LED Camping Lantern

This pair of LED lanterns is bright and compact, and they’re exactly what you want to have in any preparedness kit for emergencies or for outdoor trips. 

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

When in the backcountry, it’s wise to have a backup filter in case your primary filtering system goes kaput. LifeStraw has won countless awards over the years and is the best bet in the market for cleaning contaminated water. 

Sawtooth Sporting Goods Double Hammock with Straps and Carbiners

For ultimate relaxation in the wilderness, there’s nothing more wonderful than a hammock. This military grade kit includes everything your hiker and camper will need to hitch up, lean back, and take a well deserved load off. 

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