A cast-iron Dutch Oven, a pocket-sized water filter that removes bacteria, and a multi-purpose tool are among the fabulous gifts those who are always communing with nature will enjoy.
Field Company #8 Cast Iron Dutch Oven
This versatile piece of American cookery performs well over campfire coals (or if you’re glamping, an induction stove), despite its relatively light 10.5-pound weight and 4.5-quart capacity. Field Company’s Dutch Oven arrives pre-seasoned, and its natural non-stick properties will improve the more you use it.
Backpacker’s Pantry Camping Meals
Just because you’re roughing it in while camping doesn’t mean you have to contend with canned beans the entire time. These freeze-dried entrées—they also have options for breakfast and dessert—are satisfying and delicious (personal favorite: Fettuccine Alfredo), and they cook in about 15 minutes.
from $8.99, backpackerspantry.com
Huck Performance Bucket
This five-gallon bucket outperforms the cheap, brittle, and let’s be honest, flimsy, ones that you can get at most stores. It has a non-skid feet with finger indents on the bottom as well as side handles also with the same indents. The bucket is designed with best-in-class materials so it remains dependable for the outdoors.
Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
The Signal combines the functionalities of 19 commonly used tools like needlenose pliers, saw, hammer, and wire strippers, ideal for most outdoor adventures and perfect for when packing light is essential.
With its 70-liter storage capacity, this all-in-one nylon bag has more than enough space for all your stuff, be it garage tools, picnic utensils, or camping food. Its high tenacity 840D TPU coated waterproof exterior helps keep the things inside dry, and the fully collapsible design allow you to store it just about anywhere when it’s not being used.
Platypus QuickDraw Microfilter System
Gift the avid camper in your life with this easy-to-use water filtration system. Compatible with a variety of Platypus water bottles (as well as smartwater- and 22mm PET soda/water bottle), its proprietary tri-layer film is tested to remove 99.9999 percent of bacteria and 99.9 percent of protozoa, which includes Giardia, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Salmonella, and Cholera.
Therm-a-Rest Questar Sleeping Bag
This down bag is stuffed with water-resistant 650-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down that’s been certified by the Responsible Down Standard. Its connectors integrate the bag with a sleeping pad, and it’s tested at the company’s on-site cold chamber for peak performance in the real world.
from $339.95, thermarest.com