If or someone you love is a jet-setting, wanderlust hiker like I am, there are a few items for under $50.00 that they will certainly appreciate! Important things to keep in mind while on the trail or even on the roads in the dead of winter, is to make sure you have your bare essentials; for instance, decent gear to keep them hydrated, warm and fed. This is by no means a top 10 list like on the Late Show with David Letterman, but just a list that I feel is awesome! So, without further adieu:
Wright Hiking Socks Retailing for $16.00 on Amazon.com, these sock are AMAZING!! I own 3 pairs and always go with me on the trail. I have done hundreds of miles in the Mountains and trials in Oregon and NEVER ONCE have I suffered a blister. These are superior quality an are very warm but breath nicely 🙂 They are found right here!!
Water filtration has come a long, long way! This is a person 0.1 Micron filter that removes 99.9999% of bacteria and Protozoa that will hospitalize you. I have used this COUNTLESS times on the trail in random water sources. All you have to do is fill it with water, shake it vigorously, and there you, simple as that..fresh pure Dihydrogen monoxide 😉 The coolest thing is that it filters out a whopping 1,000L of water before having to change the filter. I would recommend this for anyone who want to pack light and have to peace of mind for having a water source. This is selling for $39.95 on Amazon. Here is the link! Katadyn BeFree
This bag is AMAZING…coming from the rainy Pacific Northwest this was an absolute necessity. Not only does it keep all of your gear dry, it also acts as a compression sack to save room for the rest of your gear. I never leave home without it! This is currently selling on Amazon for $15.97 and is available in 10 or 20 L sacks! Get yours here–> Odyessy Waterproof Sack
Ramen-the college kids go to meal. This is so easy to pack simply because it takes little space and if it gets crushed, who cares?!?! For $16.59 you can get 36 packs of it and can choice between all the different flavors. remember to pack a protein source with too, like nuts, granola, peanut butter, etc.. Get your here! Ramen Noodles
One of the most important things to carry with you on the trail or in the car-first aid! Being in the medical field, I feel that being ready for the unexpected and injury is important. For $24.92 you can have this on the ready for just those occasions. Click this link here for this pack. First Aid
These things have saved me SOOOOO many times in the field either in the Military, or in civilian life. You know that old saying “cleanliness is next to godliness!” Never been truer when in the brush for a week. For $16.46 you can get a 20 pack of these amazingly handy things! Click here—> Baby Wipes
This bag here has been to the top of many a mountain with me while I am on a photo shoot! This will fit any DSLR Camera- I personally own a Canon Rebel T5 with a Tamron 16-300mm lens and it fits just fine! I has a front accessory pouch for an extra filter or whatever you want to bring with you. I did some looking and it does not seem to be available on Amazon, but on Best Buy you can snag this bad boy for $39.99. Click Here!! Platinum – Vintage Camera Messenger Bag.
As a Coffee freak, I am surprised that I do not own one myself. The reviews are stellar and very easy to use. More importantly, that hiker in your life will appreciate how light it is weighing in at only 1lb, it would make a great addition to any kit. Get yours here for $31.95!! Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker with Tote Bag
This is one of my favorite possessions in the kit. SOOO many times I have used it and it was amazingly trustworthy. It folds into itself three times and is very light and compact. I seriously recommend this! Check it out further here! SOG Entrenching Tool
The 100oz or 3Litre CamelBak is an utmost nesessetiy!! I own this and use it in between my Deuter Aircontact 65+10 Backpack and my REI Trail 25 Daypack…On any hike this item comes with me! Get your here!! CamelBak Antidote Reservoir for $24.93!!
I really hope this helps! It is simply a collection of thing I mostly own and use in the field! Please Feel free to follow me on Instagram and on WordPress. 🙂 Since I am on here i might as well share my newest picture I took this afternoon!!!
amateur photographer/adventurer/respiratory therapist/ abuser of puns😂