Making a list? Consider gifting one of these items to the more active individuals on your holiday gift list.
Take “Be Prepared” to the next level with the all-new Signal. Featuring 19 tools — including a nifty fire-starting ferrocerium rod — the 7.5-ounce stainless steel design packs down to a mere 4.5 inches. Have it engraved ($6.95) for added oomph.
Exped Dreamwalker Camp 450
Starting at $219, exped.com
This 700-fill bag pulls double duty as a sleeping bag and coat. Unzip the armholes, open the drawstring foot hole and wear the bag like a hooded down blanket around camp. Reverse the process and you’ll stay warm overnight in temps ranging from 39 degrees (comfort) to 33 degrees (limit).
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR
Shift the water weight to your hips for greater stability on the trail. The Pursuit features Camelbak’s new lumbar LowRider 3-liter water reservoir and suspended mesh back panels, providing maximum comfort and ventilation. Great for a weekend trek or long-distance endeavors.
Froodles Fruit Strips
$19.81 (for box of eight 1-ounce bags), froodles.com
Who knew fruit leather could be so fun? Pack a 1-ounce pouch of Froodles to reward your outdoor exertion with organic fruit leather noodles made with four simple ingredients and no preservatives. The product of a Colorado peach farm, this snack is perfect for a backpack, lunch box or emergency pick-me-up. Available in four flavors.
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Gear Patches
Starting at $4.95, mcnett.com
That tiny rip in your favorite down sleeping bag or jacket can spell disaster — especially if you shy from sewing. Stow these patches in your emergency kit to peel and stick when needed. The fun shapes and colors will stay put through years of wash and wear, extending the life of your favorite items. Also available in tape strips and reflective tape if laser-cut shapes aren’t your thing.
Goal Zero Lighthouse Micro Flash
This small but mighty flashlight features 150 lumens with one-touch dimmable settings. The waterproof Micro Flash can be charged via USB or using Goal Zero’s Nomad panels for 170 hours of light. It’s great to stow in your jacket pocket for nighttime campsite checks.
Lodge BSA 6-Quart Dutch Oven
Step up your cooking game and show your Scouting pride with this fleur-de-lis-embossed Dutch oven. The best chefs depend on the reliable and well-made cast iron by Lodge, available at most Scout shops. (Gift a few recipes, too, from scoutingmagazine.org/dutchoven)
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