Whether you are heading out for a long overnight hike or a short walk through the backwoods – time spent in the wilderness is always that much better when you have the right gear on hand. Being well equipped means that after getting your head clear on your hike out, you can jot down all of your thoughts with a pen and paper. It also means that you can keep yourself safe with a small survival kit or fixed blade knife should the unexpected transpire.
As some readers may have been able to infer, we love getting out onto the trails as much as we can; and this pocket dump is a combination of things we personally wouldn’t head out of the door without. From making sure you can find your true north to keeping an eye on the time, these pieces are perfect for the rambler in all of us.
Coming in a pack of three, Aaron Draplin’s 5″ x 3″ notebooks are perfect for quick notes and are inexpensive enough to get dirty without worrying too much about the consequences.
Grenade Survival Kit
This survival kit from the Friendly Swede contains fishing line, kindling, floats, aluminum foil and more all wrapped in 9 feet of 500 pound test paracord. A perfect small survival kit for the hiker who likes to pack light because you never know what the trail will throw at you.
Whether you want to fill up this 8-ounce stainless steel flask with water or something a little stronger – this slim bottle makes it easy to bring your liquid of choice along. It is totally BPA-free and comes with an integrated lanyard cap so you won’t loose your top on the trail.
Key Ring Compass
Yeah sure, you can rely on your phone to help you navigate around – but when you lose service and eventually your battery life – it helps to have a compass on hand. Waterproof and made of brass, this one inch long American made compass is an easy add-on to your everyday carry.
Memori Brass Pen
Everything in your pockets doesn’t have to be purely utilitarian in all aspects of its design. Made from solid brass, this pen will do what most all other pens will, write, but it’ll look 10 times better doing it.
Not a whole lot of folks carry a fixed blade around town, but if you are heading out into the woods, this S30V stainless steel blade from Benchmade isn’t a bad addition to your setup. With a 4.43-inch long drop point blade connected to a contoured G10 handle, you’ll be ready for anything.
Shinola Runwell 47mm Watch
A stand out timepiece from Shinola that boasts a simple and uncluttered face along with Argonite 1069 movement that is excellent at keeping accurate time. Not only is it a good tool for telling the time, but the 47 millimeter case made from stainless steel and forest green face look handsome as hell.