7 Essential Camping Accessories (Or 7 Gift Ideas For Father's Day) May 28, 2014 23:16
Is it a coincidence that camping season and Father's day are so close together? We don't think so. If your dad is an outdoorsmen, and you haven't quite found him a Father's day gift, check out the cool camping accessories we've found below.
Paracord Survival Bracelet
These cool bracelets come in many different styles from several brands, but they all serve the same purpose. In an emergency situation, these simple, yet stylish, bracelets provide the wearer with 5 to 10 feet of paracord for various uses.
As any serious survivalist knows, paracord has infinite uses. From building a make-shift shelter to slinging a broken arm, paracord is useful stuff. Dad is going to love it. (See SurvivalStraps.com for more info).
Bear Grylls Survival Basic Kit
Don't let Dad venture out into the great outdoors without this kit (or one like it)! Included in this 8-piece kit is a lightweight ripstop nylon bag, Gerber mini-paraframe knife, whistle, fire starter, waterproof matches, snare wire, emergency cord, cotton fire tinder, and SOS guide.
While there are lots of kits out there, the Bear Grylls kit is actually pretty inexpensive (about $20 from GerberGear.com): Buy a couple and you'll be able to give Dad one for his tackle box, another for his truck.
ARB Fridge Freezer
When it comes to refrigeration and freezing, this product is no joke. It was made for use in the Outback and keep items at subzero temperatures, even when it's scolding outside. Not to be mistaken for a cooler, this fridge actively cools the contents using power inside a vehicle, or at the wall. See ARBUSA for more info.
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ArkPak Portable Power Pack
The ArkPak is a capable portable power pack with a built-in 6 amp, 7 stage smart charger and high tech battery management technology. If Dad installs a 130 amp hour deep-cycle lead acid battery, he'll have ample power for all sorts of camping activities; From powering a laptop to watch movies after dark, to lighting the camp site, to keeping the camping fridge nice and cold, to making a cup of coffee in the morning.
Bonus: Is Dad interested in green energy? If so, he can hook the ArkPak up to a solar panel (as shown on TachomaHQ.com) and create his very own renewable power station.
O2 Cooler Portable Tent Fans with Emergency Device Charger
This is a battery operated canopy tent fan with portable battery pack. It is perfect for summertime camping, and anytime use. The fan has two speeds and operates quietly, so it won't attract any unwanted attention. The height can be adjusted, it is lightweight, and includes a portable battery pack that holds 8 D cell batteries. Dad can attach it to the tent or canopy with the strong magnetic plate.
This awesome little device also comes in handy when hanging out on the deck or at cookouts. See O2-Cool.com for more info.
Fjallraven Vintage Backpack
For a truly unique Father's day gift, give him a vintage backpack that reminds him of a simpler time. This awesome backpack is made from modern materials and is perfectly sized for hiking and camping. It has an internal frame and air vent panel to promote support and breathability.
See Fjallraven.us for more info.