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Gift Guide for Everything Caravan, Camping and Outdoors

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Looking for gift inspiration for your travel loving, outdoor going, camp crazy mates – or mate-etts?! There are some great adventure products available including some ‘must have’ survival tools that we love and use!  With Christmas fast approaching we have done the hard work for you and listed our top gift ideas for your adventurous family and friends. Jump online and order them today to receive them in time for Chrissy.

  1. Life Straw


The Life Straw is a personal water filter that removes 99.9% of harmful bacteria, allowing you to drink safely directly from a creek, lake or any water source. It’s light weight, simple to use and one of our ‘must haves’ to carry in our kit when out in nature. You simply place the straw into the water and drink!!

If you know someone who likes to go on bush walks or camping adventures then this is a must-have item for them and a gift that may just save a life one day. Also available is the Life Straw Go Bottle which is a similar concept but you just fill up the water bottle first, then drink through the inbuilt filter straw.

2. Fire Steel / Flint 

This Fire Steel/Flint allows you to light a fire simply by striking the steel and metal scraper together to generate sparks. We have learnt to never rely on a lighter or matches when out in the elements as they can easily become damaged or useless when they get wet. This simple little item is another must-have for your adventure kit.

3. Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife


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If you know someone who is serious about bushcraft or spending time outdoors this is the perfect gift for them as a multi-use knife can come in very handy! Made from high carbon stainless steel it features an emergency whistle, a mildew resistant sheath that also includes a diamond sharpener-ensuring the blade is always sharp and ready for action, as well as a fire steel so you can start a fire.

For something a little tamer the Gerber Bear Grylls Pocket Multi-Tool is also a great little gift featuring a fine edge blade, Phillips and Slot head drivers and a bottle opener.

4. Handheld UHF Radios

If you are keen on Four Wheel Driving or Caravanning these little handheld UHF radios are a great accessory to have. Perfect for convoys with your mates or assisting in reversing your caravan into a tight spot, these little green radios work great. They charge via 12V or 240V and provide up to 17 hours battery life.  They have saved our butts a few times, especially when we had our ‘bridge-uation’ situation in the heart of Melbourne recently.

5. Sun Shirt

ziggy from the blonde nomads in his bcf fishing shirt


Every fisherman or fisherwoman needs to look the part in a Fishing Shirt as well as be protected from the sun. There are some great looking ones available like this plain Columbia Long sleeve shirt or something a bit more exciting like these photo print Fishing shirts. We also love the kids range  available in sizes 4 to 7 (tip: the kids sizes are on the small side- Ziggy our 2 year old wears a size 4 and it fits him well).

6. Hammock 


Who doesn’t like lazing around in a Hammock ?! They just scream ‘relax’ don’t they?! We love our hammock and take it everywhere with us when travelling and what a great gift they would make.

7. Inflatable Boat 

When travelling space and weight are always a concern – how about an inflatable boat? This is a great gift for any travelling family with kids, with space for 4 people or if you don’t need one so big there is also a smaller version for 2 people. We haven’t used one of these on our adventures just yet but are seriously considering asking Santa for one!

7. Head Torch


Head torches are a great gift for any caravanner or camping enthusiast. Rob seriously loves his head torch and NEVER goes away without it! Our mini blondies also love their kids head torches, night time nature spotting has never been so much fun! 

8. Ground Sheet / Picnic Rug

This is a great little lightweight and compact pocket ground sheet. Made from waterproof durable ripstop and featuring weighted corners it simply folds into its own compact bag with carabiner clip. It’s the perfect gift for those who like to ‘rough it’ and sleep outdoors with no tent… or travelling families who love picnics, camping, a day at the beach and even a music festival or two!

9. Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

This one is for the serious adventurer! Do you know someone who regularly heads out into the far reaches of the bush for a hiking adventure, or takes their boat out into the vast oceans surrounding Australia? If they were to run into any trouble a PLB will allow them to signal Emergency Services and be rescued quickly via their GPS location! There is a wide range of PLB models so you may want to shop around for one that suits best,  it is an ideal companion for those who want peace of mind when heading out into remote locations.

10. Personal Solar – Goal Zero Starter Pack

Have you heard of Goal Zero? They are the answer to your personal solar power needs. They also make heaps of cool battery powered gadgets like led lights, portable speakers and power packs. These can be charged via Solar, USB, AC and DC, they are portable, lightweight and it’s definitely worth checking out their full range of products as they’d make a great gift for any outdoorsy gadget lover.

11. Van lifestyle / Let’s Be Nomads Tshirts 

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We recently teamed up with our mates at Free247lifestyle and created an awesome ‘Let’s Be Nomads’ T-shirt range! These limited edition tees are all about embracing adventure! Available for the whole family and sizes up to 3XL these make a great gift for your adventure loving nomad friends!  Check out the full range of caravan lifestyle threads from Free247 here.

More Gift Inspiration: 

If you need more inspiration here are a few more adventure inspired goodies that make a great gift:

Portable BBQ, Travel Wallet, Multi Tool, Travel packBluetooth Speaker, Camps Australia Wide 9 Book, Survival Handbook, Caravanning with kids accessories, adventure plates or mugs,   …or simply if you want to be lazy let them choose themselves –  a Gift Card from an adventure store like BCF, Rays Outdoors or Kathmandu is ALWAYS going to be a winner.

We hope this list is helpful and inspires some great gifts for your loved ones.

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5 Responses to Gift Guide for Everything Caravan, Camping and Outdoors

  1. Leonie 26, November, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

    Great tips for gift giving for Chrissy. Will make sure I follow up on some of these for my adventurous hubby.

    • Tracy Morris 26, November, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks Leonie. There are so many great adventure products out there but these are some of our Favs 🙂

  2. Sharee - Inspire Family Travel 28, November, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    We have lots of family and friends who love camping, so this list will be very handy for Christmas. Thank you!

    • Tracy Morris 30, November, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

      Thanks Sharee – glad it was helpful. There are some great products out there 🙂


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