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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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