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11 Affordable Gift Ideas for Backpackers

It can be hard to find a good gift for a backpacker. We worked hard to find affordable gifts that any backpacker would like to get.

Blaze Orange Pro-Tec Powder Paint – $8

Pro-Tec powder paint is a great durable paint that makes things super visible. The most common application is to apply the paint to tent stakes.

Pro-Tec paint is commonly available at fish and tackle stores and can be purchased online.

Bic Mini Lighter – $4

The Bic Mini lighter is one of the lightest lighters available. One lighter can easily last an entire 6-month thru hike.

A three pack of the lighters retails for around $4.


Sawyer Squeeze – $30

The Sawyer Squeeze is one of the most used water filters for backpackers and thru-hikers. It is easy to use and maintain under the most extreme conditions.

Learn more about the Sawyer Squeeze here.


NYMO Thread – $9

Nylon Monochord or NYMO thread is a single bonded strand type of thread, not several strands twisted together. NYMO thread is much stronger than the thread found in travel sewing kits. Size D NYMO thread is 0.008 inches (0.203 mm) thick and is great for repairs. Commonly provided in a pack of three 64-yard bobbins.

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May 19, 2022

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Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.

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Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.

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But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.

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