Let's be honest, shopping for all the people in your life during the holidays can be overwhelming. We get it!
Today, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite pieces of equipment for all of our backcountry trips. These are the things we don't leave home without!
We hope this helps spur some new gift ideas for all the outdoorsy people on your list this holiday season!
Who wants to carry batteries?! Nobody! These USB rechargeable headlamps are perfect for extended backcountry trips where dealing with batteries is a no-go.
We've had our MSR Reactor since 2014 and it still works like a champ! This is the one stove you need for all your meals in a bag. It boils water super fast, it's easy to use, wind resistant, and compact. It's also tumbled down a few hills...it's clearly built to last!
Enough with the hydration bags that leak...introducing Hardside Hydration! This is a great way to turn your collection of Nalgene bottles into a part of your pack hydration system. Such a clever and durable idea!
It's no secret these will forever be the BEST Packaroon flavor! The almond extract is so decadent and blueberries are just the freakin' best!
Also, no surprise here...this has been a favorite Heather's Choice meal FOREVER! A bag of Smoked Sockeye Salmon Chowder on every single trip we take, whether it's flying, road trips, or backpacking.
These little suckers are a hot commodity *wink wink*! If they're in stock, get one for yourself and one for your backcountry buddy. Once you have one, you'll never leave on trips without it.
These are another great item to buy once and have forever. The Black Diamond trekking poles are great because of the cork grips. They feel less slimy in your hands when hiking long distance and sweating.
8. Mini Nalgene
When we're trying to cut weight, an insulated thermos doesn't make it on the packing list. A "mini" Nalgene is great for coffee in the morning, magnesium at night, and hot water to snuggle in the bottom of your sleeping bag!
If you sleep HOT, having a nice, soft bag liner keeps you from feeling gross inside your sleeping bag. Whether you sweat at night or you sleep cold and need a little extra insulation, a bag liner is a must-have! You can also use it as just a sheet when on warm weather trips.
You can never have enough Buffs! They're a headband, a snot rag, a wind block, a sunblock, a neck warmer, a hot pad, the uses are infinite!
We hope this short list makes your holiday shopping for your adventure buddy a little bit easier and a little bit fun!
Happy holidays! We can't wait to see you out on the trail in the year to come!