We’re just a few days away from black Friday, that strange annual ritual in which people forgo good football games in order to fight crowds at the malls. If you plan to fight the crowds this year, here are five ideas for the camper on your list.
You can drop it, submerge it, freeze it and it’s even crushproof to 220 pounds of pressure, the Stylus 770 SW might just be the ultimate outdoor digital point-and-shoot camera. As digital cameras go, the Stylus 770 SW is standard fare, with a 7.1 Megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, and a 2.5” LCD display. It’s the durability that puts the Olympus over the top, and that’s why it’s on the short list for the next CampingBlogger contest.
Just because the Stylus 770 SW is indestructible doesn’t mean you can just tuck it into a shirt pocket, where it’s sure to get lost. The Biscayne 501 from M-Rock, a sponsor of CampingBlogger, is just the right size for the Stylus 770 SW, with room for an extra battery and memory card. Use the shoulder strap, or attach it to your belt.
For the coffee drinking camper on your Christmas List, the Coleman Camping Coffee Maker works just like your drip coffee maker at home, but without any electricity. Instead, it uses your camping stove to fuel the brewing process.
The Discovery Channel’s Survivorman series has been a big hit and, although this is its last season, Survivorman Les Stroud distills some of his knowledge of outdoor survival skills into a 384-page book that should be an entertaining and informative read, no matter what your outdoor experience level is.
Sorry, Les Stroud, but the $500 Tissot watch that you wear on Survivorman is a little rich more my blood. For slightly under $150 though, the Casio Pathfinder Solar “ABC” (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass) watch is hard to beat. For one thing, it’s solar-powered so you don’t have to worry about the battery going dead on you. The Pathfinder has decently sized function buttons, for a watch, and yet it’s smaller than most other ABC watches.