In the dead of winter, camping and the great outdoors are likely among the last things on anybody's mind. But, before you know it, spring and summer will be right back around, so picking up gift items now for those who love being one with nature is a savvy, veteran holiday gift-giving move.
Right now, all 20 of these smart, and potentially even lifesaving, outdoor items are on sale at savings of up to 58% off.
If you need light, the PowerShell has you covered. Plug it in, and this portable, weatherproof, clamshell-style designed workhorse's high-powered LED lighting array can cut through the night. And, if you're working, you can bring the PowerShell up close to see, then plug in up to three more devices with its grounded AC outlets.
This Kickstarter-funded light is as versatile as they come. Its silicone body self-inflates in seconds, includes four different brightness modes, and is even foldable when it's time to pack it away again. This glowing orb is even waterproof, so it becomes a pretty cool backyard decoration for all your evening parties by the pool.
You never know when a headlamp will be needed out there, so here's a chance to pick up a triple headlamp for hands-free hiking, camping, or handling emergencies. The Bold-S spits out a searing 1080 lumens that can illuminate up to 800 yards, and features four different lighting modes, as well as an adjustable 90-degree range of motion for throwing light in just the right direction.
Since you'll always need a trusty flashlight, the G1 can handle that, plus a whole host of other useful tasks. Sure, it works as a lantern, an emergency light, or as a high-powered flashlight that can see up to 1,000 feet ahead. But, with its added accessories, the G1 is also a compass, a power bank, a window smasher, and more.
No need for batteries with this duo of powerful, portable, inflatable carry lights. They make perfect reading lights, or for just keeping them closeby for maneuvering around camp, but they're also powered by the sun. In fact, they'll run a continuous 24 hours with just 7 hours of capturing daylight.
Here's another powerful lighting source, entirely driven by the sun's rays. It's got a pair of light modes for reading, cooking, or just casting a soft glow at the right time. And with a full day of sunshine, your SolarLamp will be fully charged and good for up to 6 hours.
The sun isn't only good for charging lights. Weighing only 2 lbs., this vacuum tube oven converts 80% of the sun's energy to heat up to a piping 550 degrees. It cooks most meals in under 30 minutes, or can bring water to boil anytime, anywhere. It'll even work with clouds in the sky.
Just like the sun can heat things up, the sun's power can also be supplied to keep your food and drinks cool as well. This cooler can maintain temperatures down to -4°F, run for up to 14 hours on an 80-degree day, and can even serve as a power battery to charge up your phone. And, rather than just melt ice, this cooler can actually make its own.
Just pop eight charcoal briquettes in this grill, and this ultimate portable, personal, tailgating grill can really cook. Perfect for outdoor events, it's got an electric fan for heat control, and the safe-touch design prevents burns or scalding. Plus, it reduces smoke from your cooking by 90%, thanks to its revolutionary design.
In case you need a little help getting a campfire going, these all-purpose firestarters can do the trick. Just stack the paraffin wax pouch under your wood, light the starter, and the wax puts out hot, robust flame for up to 10 minutes so your logs will catch. They're not only waterproof, they're also non-toxic so they're perfect for heating up BBQ coals too.
You can just flip this pop-up tent into the air, and in seconds, you're looking at a dome capable of comfortably housing up to six people inside. Made from water-resistant and windproof materials with breathable mesh windows to improve circulation, this tent provides premium protection from the sun, rain, and wind.
If the ground is too soggy or rocky for sitting comfortably, this cabana can have you floating in the air instead. Funded by Kickstarter contributions, just find the right spot to hang this trippy silver mesh-sided portable space, climb in, and enjoy the 360-degree view whether you're deep in the woods or in your own backyard.
On the water
Ink and the elements don't mix well – but this bolt-action pen with KeySmart's proprietary pressurized Rite-in-the-Rain ink will let you write in temperatures from 30-below to 250°F, even upside down. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, just push, turn, then write. And, needless to say, you can take it practically anywhere.
With built-in 12W drivers, a super bass radiator, and a unique triangular design to enhance the immersive audio, this speaker goes above and beyond. A multiple CES Innovation Awards winner, the Go's wrap-around silicone body gives it serious durability, while the 4,400mAh Li-ion battery can supply up to 24 hours of tunes before a recharge.
This powerful craft will make you feel like Aquaman when you're in the water. This underwater driver scoots through the waves at up to 4 mph, even at depths down to 130 feet. The battery supplies up to 60 minutes of undersea adventure on a charge when you just grab the handles, squeeze the triggers, and take off.
Bug Bite Thing Insect Bite/Sting Relief Suction Tool: 2-Pack – $12.99 after promo code; originally $19.95
With the power of suction, you can literally suck the pain or itch of a big bite or sting right out of your skin. Unlike creams and ointments, this aid doesn't mask the bite, instead extracting insect saliva or venom from under the skin to eliminate the itching, stinging and swelling of mosquito bites, bee and wasp stings, biting flies, and more.
Lightweight and perfectly engineered, these two kits from MyMedic are stocked with all the essentials you'll need to handle an emergency, at home or out in the world.
The Solo is packed with all the basic first response supplies, including shears, medication, bandages, a suture kit, creams, ointments, and more for treating cuts, sprains, burns, and other basic medical emergencies.
Meanwhile, The Recon ups the ante, filling this durable, medium-sized bag with ample compartments, with all those medical basics, as well as a few important extras. This kit adds more to treat your assorted injuries or accidents, including tourniquets, quick clotting agents, burn gel, hydration tablets, scalpels, a cold pack, and even a chest seal.
Since there's no worse feeling than the moment your phone dies, the AtomXS stands ready. Just plug in this 1,300mAh battery attached to your keychain, and you'll get up to 3 hours of extra time for your smartphone. At less than 2.5 inches, it's so tiny you'll never even realize you're carrying it until the moment you absolutely need it.
With this emergency kickstart, you've got enough power to juice up a 4, 6, or even 8-cylinder engine without ever hooking up another vehicle. The unit also features a 12V DC car outlet, as well as a USB port you can use to charge a phone or tablet anywhere you are. There's even a built-in LED emergency light just in case.
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