Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Stocking Stuffers

If your family member is an outdoorsman (or woman) and you don’t know what to put in their stocking, let me help you. Several of the items were on my post the other night about things to consider for winter camp: chap stick, hand warmers, gloves, small flashlights, etc… Here are a few more:

  • Carabiners; whether they climb or not, you can always use it for something
  • Headlamp
  • Leatherman’s tool
  • Gift Cards to REI or Academy or an eGift Card to Moosejaw
  • Travel sized toiletries
  • Travel sized sun screen
  • Compass and pedometer so they can measure their hikes
  • GPS (to go with a Geocaching book that would look great under the tree)
  • Map to a hike the family will go on together
  • Harmonica (for around the campfire)
  • Pocket knife / Swiss Army Knife
  • Fishing lures - granted… wrapped very well, say, in bubble wrap
  • Backpacker’s Trowel… they’ll know what its for
  • Glow Sticks
  • Memory Card for their digital camera
  • Pocket First Aid Kit
  • VERY IMPORTANT!!!!! Foam Ear Plugs; if you’ve never camped with a group, you just won’t understand

I’m sure you’re getting ideas of your own just reading the list. Don’t just supply your outdoors person with fun things to use outdoors. Go use them with them!

Borrowed from Lone Star Scouter.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

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