Do you need to get outside but have a tight budget?
You can find a lot of great outdoor accessories for under $20. Here are ten of the best to get you started.
1. Gorilla Tape To-Go
I love gorilla tape. I believe it is stronger than duct tape. However, it was really difficult to carry Gorilla Tape before they released this handy mini roll. It’s affordable, lightweight and way easier to carry than the original.
2. Wind and Waterproof Matches
These matches can be difficult to light. The coating around each match that makes it wind & waterproof adds to this difficulty. However, once you strike it a few times, it really works!
LifeStraw is a personal water filter. You can put it right into your canister or bottle of water and drink from it. It will filter the water as you pull it through the filter. I tested the LifeStraw, and it didn’t make me sick. I guess it worked!
4. Life Gear LED Glow Stick
I love glow sticks and flashlights. The Life Gear LED Glow Stick combines both! It’s basically a glow stick you can turn on and off. If you head to Life Gear’s website, they’ll send you replacement batteries for free! I have this LED Glow Stick and I truly enjoy it.
5. Titanium Spork
Titanium is strong and lightweight, and it will stay that way almost indefinitely! Plus, this is a fork and spoon in one, so you only need to carry around this one item.
6. Camping Stove
This camping stove is fitted for small butane/propane canisters. It’s small, lightweight, and works great! We use it on a regular basis and you really can’t beat the price.
7. Pocket Chain Saw
Foldable hand saws work great too, but this pocket chain saw is a reliable backup. It really does the trick when you need to saw wood out in the wild!
8. Stainless Steel Camp Pot
This camp pot is the ideal kitchen accessory to use with a camping stove or over a fire. It’s stainless steel, small, and it includes two portable cups. The price for this useful little pot can’t be beat!
9. Emergency Bivvy
This bivvy is similar to a military survival blanket, but it is reusable. It includes a handy little ruck sack for storage, and it reflects up to 90 percent of your body heat. It functions more like a sleeping bag to keep you warm.
I’m a big fan of the shemagh, because you can use it during any season. It’ll keep your neck nice and toasty in the fall and winter, and you can use it as a head wrap in the summer. You can even dip it in water and use it as a headband or scarf to keep you cool. It’s extremely versatile and will last forever!
These items are just the starting point to the gear you need to get you outside. Start with these and you won’t be breaking the bank.