Hiking is a healthy, relaxing pursuit for hikers. If you're buying for a hiking enthusiast this holiday season, here are a few gift ideas for hiking presents.
Hiking Gift Ideas
There is much more to hiking than just boots and an urge to go. For those of you looking for gift ideas for hiking presents, here's a list of potential hiking gifts.
1. Backpacker Magazine – If you are married to the person you are giving hiking gifts to, you may want to be careful with this one. Backpacker Magazine is full of beautiful hiking locations with detailed information and recommendations. The problem, of course, is your loved one will have plenty of ideas regarding future family vacations. A year subscription will run you $24.00.
2. Roll-A-Table – Yep, even hikers need furniture. There is nothing worse than stopping for lunch, whipping up a meal and then dropping it in the dirt. Hikers want to get back to nature, but rarely does dirt in the food fit the bill. The roll-a-table is cool cloth table that rolls up into a flexible tube. Sling it over your back or tie it onto a backpack and off you go. The Roll-A-Table will set you back roughly $50. Just plug it into a search engine and compare prices.
3. Lightening Strike Alert – Mother Nature is beautiful except when she decides to rain blasts of electricity down upon your head. Lightening can be extremely dangerous for hikers if they get caught out in an open space. The key to avoiding a “shocking hike” is to keep alert to the threat of lightening. A lightening strike alert device is the size of a pager and fits onto a backpack or belt with ease. The alert will start beeping when conditions indicate lightening may be possible and gives you plenty of time to find a safe spot. The Lightening Strike Alert device will set you back about $80.
4. Nomad Hiking Journals – A little self-promotion here. Nomad Hiking Journals are compact writing journals that let hikers keep notes and diaries of their hikes. They can record whom they hiked with, the route, weather conditions and funny little events occurring during the hike. You can click the link at the bottom of this article and expect to pay between $10 and $25 depending on the size.
If you're looking for gifts for hikers, consider yourself lucky. The equipment tends to be inexpensive and last a very long time.
Rick Chapo is with http://www.nomadjournals.com - makers of writing journals. Travel journals are great travel accessories and travel gifts for student travel, family vacations and adventure travel. Visit http://www.nomadjournaltrips.com for more travel articles, travelogues and travel stories.