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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Sawyer Insect Repellent is a versatile picaridin spray recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as safe and effective for most people. Our testers liked the evaporating smell and how the spray feels once it dries.
Insects and arachnids that bite in self-defense instead of to feed -- such as yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets, certain ants or spiders -- cannot be repelled with insect repellents.
The number of bug-borne diseases is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of places they're spreading to is also on the rise.
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