Christmas is just around the corner, and in the spirit of gifting, we're curating several special gift guides for all the different jerky lovers in your life.
Jerky and hiking go hand-in-hand; and for the active adventurer in your life, figuring out what to gift them can be difficult. From backpackers to roadtrippers, we have you covered with our favorite gifting picks.
1.) A solar headlamp is a great place to start when thinking about gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. Nothing is worse than being out on a trail and enjoying the bounty of nature... and then suddenly finding yourself pressed for time, stressing out as the sun is swiftly setting. A headlamp is extremely important when venturing into nature, and with a rechargeable headlamp, much of that stress and worry can be left behind. Sure, it’s not ideal to trek back to your approach entry in the dark - but I’d be thanking whoever gave me my headlamp while I did it!
2.) Next item any hiking or camping enthusiast would be thrilled to receive is a hydration backpack. These backpacks typically come in a variety of sizes to hold a multitude of useful items on any hike: headlamps, sweaters, snacks, portable chargers… whatever you need when embarking on an adventure. The special feature of hydration backpacks is their ability to also hold anywhere from 1 liter - 3 liters of water in a special compartment. It sports a handy drinking straw that exits in a convenient spot for the adventurer. Gone are the days of constantly taking your backpack on-and-off to get a quick sip of water. And this triples as the perfect packing to gift all the other goodies that are listed in this gift guide!
3.) Perhaps the most important piece of gear to bring on an extended hiking trek or an impromptu camping outing is snacks. Fuel is vital when you’re out in nature, burning calories and feeling the rush of the outdoors. We recommend supplying your holiday hiker with some of these great, grass-fed options:
- Country Archer Original Beef Jerky - A classic choice when you're not sure where to begin. Handcrafted in small batches using 100% grass-fed beef and real spices, Original Beef Jerky is a high protein snack that's free from the fake stuff.
- Zero Sugar Beef Jerky - For those looking for a sugar-free alternative, we have you covered. With Mustard BBQ, Spicy Sesame Garlic, and Classic, there's a flavor for every person you're shopping for. Tear open a bag and *don't* taste the sugar for yourself.
- Mini-Sticks Original - Mini Sticks may be one of the best snack choices here on our list for the outdoor enthusiast. They're portable and delicious; and whether they're going in your friend's hiking backpack or in their car glovebox during a road trip, mini sticks are the perfect companion to any adventure.
Any of these recommendations are healthy, travel-friendly, and incredibly mouth-watering. It’s an ideal addition to include in any hiker’s gift basket, as they’re sure to get eaten at the first opportunity.
4.) Keeping in line with the theme of keeping your happy hiker well-supplied on their adventures, next we are featuring a particularly handy device that has become incredibly popular in recent years: a compact water filtration straw. There are multiple brands that have come out with their own versions by now, but they all work essentially the same. You are out of water, getting pretty thirsty and have a 5-hour trek back to your resupply station. There’s a river, or a pond, or even a puddle that’s gathered from a recent rain. If you have a compact water filter stowed away in the bottom of your hiker’s pack, just for situations like these, a potentially detrimental situation is easily assuaged.
5.) Finally, we come to the top pick of this gifting guide: a National Parks Pass. Wherever you are in the United States, we have a bounty of beautiful National Parks. Imagine gifting your nature lover with unbridled access to scenic views and awe-inspiring trails.
This wraps up our gifting guide! We hope you find inspiration from this, and if you're seeking more ideas for the folks in your life, stay tuned for the rest of our gift guides coming soon.