Gifts for the Adventurous

Spring and Summer Travel Gear

My first travel essentials list for the year has got to include the very useful Field Notes Brand notebooks.  They are the go-anywhere, pocket-sized, American-made, no-electricity-needed, way to jot down your important thoughts on all your travels this year that I reviewed in a previous post.  And if you watch their site, their new quarterly color version - Field Notes Spring 2011 edition - may be coming out soon!   But, make sure I get one first or we really might have a problem!

Pictured is the standard version as well as the recent Winter 2010 Color edition.


I have a goal of reading a classic book this year.  I think that is one of those things one should do every year.  Like watching the sun come up at least once a year when you don't have to be up already for work.  I had a couple very good experiences doing this last week before the time changed. 





Here is a good and inexpensive place to start. And better yet its two-for-one:
   
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels, which is currently only $3.16, and the Kindle edition is only $5.99!

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprah's Book Club)


As I've said before, a couple of my favorite magazines are National Geographic Traveler, Outside Magazine and there is a great deal on Backpacker right now.  

Random useful product. Architec Stretch Cooking Band, 2-Inch, Package 20, Assorted Colors -- Can be used for many purposes during travel, in your pack, car, around the house, and since they are made of silicon, they will not degrade over time like rubber bands do.

Olive Drab Genuine GI Enhanced Paracord Rope, 100' (Nylon) USA Made
You can always use more Paracord.  Good for wrapping knives, tying up shelters, many uses in the shop, and of course for making Paracord Bracelets for Emergencies.

Headlamp - Multi-LED is the way to go. - Bayco NSP-2212 Night Stick 13 LED Headlamp, Black

Stay fit enough to enjoy your adventures. - PowerBlock Personal Trainer Adjustable 2.5 to 50-Pounds per Dumbbell Set

Glencairn crystal whiskey glasses - If you are a whiskey fan, or know one, these glasses are the way to go.  You can get the single or the set of 4
Stolzle Glencairn Whiskey Glass Boxed


Sunscreen - Bull Frog SPF#50 Quik Gel With UV Extender 5 oz.

Travel Towels - Sea to Summit DryLite Towel,Cobalt Blue,Large


Sunglasses you can afford to lose in the surf - Aviator Sunglasses Silver Mirrored Lens, or my favorites if your not worried about the price - RANDOLPH ENGINEERING AVIATOR SUNGLASSES CHROME MILITARY

RANDOLPH ENGINEERING AVIATOR SUNGLASSES CHROME MILITARY


Happy Travels,

--aMemphisTraveler