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The Twelve Days of Christmas: Camping Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Camping

Sometimes finding the right gift for the camper on your list can be difficult. Most avid campers already have tons of gear and you don’t want to get them something they already have. To help you make your Holidays bright we have put together a list of camping gift ideas. Enjoy!

On the First Day of Christmas….

    • The Katadyn Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilteris a portable water purification system that is designed to go deep in the back country or simply on overnight car camping trips where there is no potable water. The filter has two different filter functions: one for relatively clean water like a flowing river and another for very dirty water like a small stagnant pond. It can produce up to two quarts per minute and has a replaceable carbon core. The filter is lite which makes it great for backpacking use and its simple design ensures that it will last. This is an excellent holiday gift for the adventure-seeker.

On the Second Day of Christmas…

    • The Gerber Instant is the “must have” knife of the year. This knife comes with a 3.3 inch stainless steel blade, a pocket clip for quick access and spring assisted opening technology. One flick of the thumb and the blade flies open to the lock position (now you know where it gets its name). The Gerber Instant is an excellent gift for anyone who spends time in the woods.

On the Third Day of Christmas…

    • The Coast HL7 196 Lumen LED Headlampis a great gift for the camper especially this time of year when it gets dark early. The headlamp concept allows for a hands free experience and this light is one of the best you will find for the price. 196 Lumens means it is very bright and it comes with two different brightness settings. The brightest setting has a runtime of roughly 5 hours and 45 mins and at the lowest setting the light boasts a long running time of 76 hours!!! If you don’t believe us on how great this light is simply read the reviews.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas….

    • Simply put, 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless is the ultimate movie for the adventure seeker on your holiday list. This action packed documentary follows mountain climber Jeff Johnson on his disaster filled voyage to the rugged mountains of Patagonia. His ultimate goal is to follow in the footsteps of his heroes, Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia Clothing Co.) and Doug Tompkins (Founder of North Face), but he is faced with many unexpected challenges along the way. Filled with beautiful scenery, a great soundtrack and memorable quotes that reach into the soul, 180 South delivers on all counts. This movie is the perfect gift for the outdoor thrill seeker. Remember, “it’s not an adventure until something goes wrong.” Watch the Video Trailer Here!

On the Fifth day of Christmas….

    • The Olympus TG-1iHS 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom is the perfect gift for the Muddy Camper on your list. This camera was designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind and can stand up to the harsh elements the Pacific Northwest can throw at us. The camera is packed with features: 12 Megapixels, waterproof up to 40ft, shock resistant, 8X zoom and super durable. One of our favorite features of this camera is its ability to GeoTag each photo using the built in GPS eCompass. This means that you can find the exact location of every photo taken with this camera after your trip. Watch the CNET Review Here!

On the Sixth day of Christmas…

    • Glow Sticks are a great gift for any camper – even for someone who already has a few. Who doesn’t like glow sticks? They are great for emergency preparedeness, fun for the kids and perfect for attaching to Fido at night so you can see him when he wanders off. We have done the hard work for you and found the best deal online for a 10 Pack of Industrial Grade Glow Sticks.

On the Seventh day of Christmas…

    • The Coleman LED Quad Lantern is a battery powered lantern that features 4 detachable panels, impressive illumination and boasts a 26 foot light range. The lantern is great for in-tent use where you do not want to bring a flammable gas lantern and the LED lights mean it is super durable unlike mantle based lanterns.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

    • OK so there is a chance that the camper on your list already has a camp stove but how well does it work? The <ahref=”″ target=”_blank”>Coleman Two-Burner Propane Stove is the perfect camping gift for someone who is looking to upgrade their gear. The stove is simply built, uses standard propane grenades and puts off a flame that can boil water in a matter of minutes. It is easy to clean and simply just works.
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On the Ninth Day of Christmas…

  • We all know how hard it can be to communicate with others when you are out of cell range. We have become so accustomed to always being connected that when we head into the woods it can sometimes be hard to adjust. Well not anymore. The Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile Radio is a great gift at a great price. The radio features 50 channels with a whopping 36 mile range. It has the ability to access weather channels and bring you important weather alerts when in the backwoods. Trying to meet friends? Give them one of the radios before you leave town and you are sure to rendezvous in the woods.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

  • Know what are awesome? Sporks. Know what is even more awesome? Lightweight Titanium Sporks This is the perfect tool for the camper, hiker, backpacker and adventurer. Eating soup? You’re covered. Digging into some chunky backwoods stew? Covered. The Light my Fire Titanium Spork is a lightweight, easy to clean a durable solution for the camper’s utensil dilemma.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

  • Every camper needs a way to stay hydrated when out in the woods. There are many choices out there when it comes to water containers but none are as versatile as the Hydro Flask. The Hyrdo Flask introduces high capacity fluid containment along with thermal protection that keeps liquids cold or hot for up to 12 hours. What more can you ask for?

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

  • Every camper needs a way to create fire. Most use matches, a lighter or some of other form of fire starter. If you are not familiar with flint and magnesium combos it is time to learn about them. This is a tried and true way to start a fire and is popular with survivalist because unlike matches or a lighter, an Emergency Fire Starter will work even if it is wet – when you need it most. In a nutshell you simply scrape the magnesium (the silver stuff) into a small pile of dry tinder and then strike the flint (the black strip) with a knife until a spark ignites the magnesium and creates fire.

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