20 Great Survival & Camping Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and I’m here to help you find the perfect gift for him. Since your dad probably gave you a lifetime of great advice, here’s some of my own advice to you: give him a survival or camping related gift that he will actually use and enjoy. I’ve put together a list of great ideas to help get you started. Each one of these items would bring a smile to any great outdoorsman.

SlideBelts Men’s Matte Black Survival Ratchet Belt ($150)

The unique body of the survival buckle is composed of a highly durable glass-filled nylon and features an integrated folding knife with bottle opener, flashlight, and a ferrocerium fire starter rod. Devoid of the standard five holes that plague traditional belts, the buckle instead locks onto the notches of the strap providing a more comfortable fit and the longer-lasting belt. Proudly made in the USA… More Information

Dark Energy Poseidon Portable Charger ($99.99)

When venturing into extreme environments, it is vital to carry technology that can handle these situations. This multipurpose portable charger caters specifically to the bold outdoorsman. Waterproof and drop-proof construction protect against harsh environments. With its 10,000 mAh internal battery, the Poseidon provides a user with an enormous amount of power for its size. This portable charger is both highly efficient and reliable, able to recharge smartphones 3-6 times… More Information

Survival HD Film – High Desert, Low Mountain DVD ($69.95)

Whether you’re a backpacker who gets lost, an injured base jumper awaiting rescue, or someone preparing for any SHTF Scenario, this film will arm you with the knowledge that you’ll need to survive one of the harshest environments out there. From finding water, procuring food, building shelter, starting a fire, and getting rescued, to cooking food, making spears, and trapping, Kirsten holds nothing back in this incredible series… More Information

Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Alert Radio ($49.99)

The newly released Kaito Voyager KA500 is a sister product of Kaito’s widely praised emergency radios KA007, KA008 and KA009. With its revolutionary design and versatile functions, it’s an ideal companion for emergency preparedness purposes, outdoor activities as well as traveling. Specifically designed for emergency situations, the KA500 offers different methods to power itself. Those methods include AC/DC adapter… More Information

Survival Skills – Bushcraft DVD ($49.95)

In this 2-Disc set, you’ll discover the critical secrets and subtle nuances behind how to properly start a fire using a bow drill, how to build a primitive shelter with little or no tools that’ll keep you warmer than a modern tent can. You’ll also learn how to build warm weather shelters, filter water primitively, procure your own food, and much, much more! Many of the skills are shown primitively with no tools, or semi primitively with minimal tools…. More Information

SOG Dark Energy Flashlight DE-03 – 128 Lumens ($42.88)

The DE-03 Dark Energy flashlight is equipped with four light operation modes, so you’ll be ready for any night time endeavor. Operate the flashlight on full power with 120 lumens and 100 percent brightness or utilize the low power mode for 40 percent brightness. You can also use the reading mode for just 25 lumens of light or tactical strobe for quick flashes… More Information

American Survival Guide Magazine ($36.95/yr)

American Survival Guide is packed with the information and advice serious readers need to know to survive any emergency or catastrophe. Articles provide guidance on the simplest and most basic tasks as well as advanced skills for more long-term survival, from building a fire and preparing a first-aid kit, to growing food and providing energy to run a home. No matter how likely or unlikely an event is, readers will be prepared with the skills to survive, and even save others… More Information

Sawyer Products Personal Water Bottle Filter ($36.46)

The Sawyer Personal Water Bottle Filter offers the highest level of filtration available, and the quality and assurance you can expect from Sawyer. At just 5.5 ounces in weight, this durable BPA-free water bottle can deliver clean water as fast as you can drink it. Use the included filter with the bottle, on a hydration pack, or as an ultra light filter option. The hollow fiber membrane filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella… More Information

TOAKS Titanium 750ml Pot ($34.95)

Comes with a lid with lockable grip and a mesh storage sack.
Total Weight: 3.9oz (110g)
Capacity: 25.4oz (750ml)
Diameter: 3 3/4″ (95mm) internal at lower part
Height: 4 3/8″ (110mm)
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Victorinox Swiss Army EVOgrip 18 Knife ($31.59)

VO, the evolution series, makes knives even easier with modern styling and unique ergonomic handles with rubber inlays that improve grip. Includes 2.5″ Locking Blade, Nail File, Serrated-edge Scissors, Can Opener, Cap Lifter, Large and Small Screwdriver, wood saw, Phillips Screwdriver… More Information

Survival Bug Out – A Guide to Gear and Strategy DVD ($29.95)

Disaster can strike anytime. Financial collapse, Pandemics, Loss of the Electric Grid, and more could cause a complete societal collapse. In this film you will learn: Secrets of the Bug Out Bag, What gear to pack and what to leave, When to bug out, How to minimize visibility, How to handle conflict on the road, Finding a spot to camp out, Obtaining clean water, Proper hydration, How and where to store preps for everyday activities, Gear review… More Information

Fiskars X7 Hatchet 14 Inch ($24.97)

An easy-to-carry choice perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the X7 Hatchet is ideal for chopping kindling and small to medium-sized logs. The X7 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination allows the blade to bite deeper when chopping. With more blade penetration on each swing, you can chop more wood in less time, with less effort and hand strain… More Information

Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI ($20.99)

he Bahco 9-inch Laplander folding saw has seven teeth per inch and is a general-purpose folding saw for cutting both green and dry wood, plastic, or bone. This saw is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, and campers. The blade is coated for rust protection and low friction. The handle is a two-component plastic handle for perfect grip, complete with a leather strap. This saw features a safety lock, which also locks when folded… More Information

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System ($19.93)

The Mini Water Filter is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. It weighs 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand. While incredibly small and convenient, this filter was tested to 10 million parts of bacteria and one million parts of protozoa without a single breakthrough — the highest testing level for filtration… More Information

MPOWERD Luci Original – Inflatable Solar Light ($17.92)

Luci Original is a bright, lightweight inflatable solar lantern that collapses flat to 1 inch so you can take a little light wherever you go. Just place it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Original will last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Luci Original shines powerfully in three settings: bright, super bright, and 1 second flashing. A convenient battery level indicator located near the light’s highly efficient solar panel lets you know just… More Information

TITAN Paracord Survival Bracelet – Made with Patented SurvivorCord ($15.98)

This premium survival bracelet is woven from our patented SurvivorCord, which integrates 3 potential life-saving survival strands into our top-rated MIL-SPEC 550 Paracord. Our parachute cord is manufactured from 100% premium Nylon, is 5mm in diameter, and contains 21 individual strands, braided into seven seriously-strong 3-ply yarns. We then add a single strand of waterproof waxed jute for starting fires, a 25-lb. mono-filament… More Information

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere ($13.09)

Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes… More Information

The Friendly Swede Paracord Fire Starter Survival Necklace ($11.99)

When we designed this Paracord Necklace we had three leading words “style, function and safety”. To make the necklace wearable in (almost) all situations we made the design very simple and sleek. Of course the necklace also needed to have smart functions and therefore we made it of our high quality 550 paracord. The fire starter and the scraper works as the pendant on the necklace but you can also take them off to make fire… More Information

Sharpal 101N 6-In-1 Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool ($11.98)

SHARPAL 101N 6-In-1 Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool features pre-set crossed carbides for quick edge setting and ceramic blades for fine honing. A fold out, tapered diamond coated rod with grooves is designed to sharpen serrations, gut hooks & fishhooks. And built-in fire starter, high-pitched whistle are for outdoor emergency use. Compact body with lanyard hole fits in your pocket, hunting pack, tool box… More Information

Columbia River Knife and Tool 9110C X-Large Eat N’ Tool ($10.13)

Sometimes Bigger Really Is Better. The Eat’N Tool XL offers a larger spoon and longer handle surface to grab hold of. Use it as a spoon, or fork, to prepare and/or eat your favorite “on the trail” meal. Other handy tools include a box wrench, driver/pry tool, can opener and bottle opener. It also comes with a carabiner* to make carry simple and accessible. Available in bead blast grey or black powder coat finish… More Information