Gifts for The Outdoorsman in Your Life

Some of us have a regular man in our lives but some of us are lucky enough to have an outdoorsman in our life. When trying to find a unique gift for a hunter, it seems like we always end up on some cheesy “redneck” novelty items that are made by people that have no clue on what someone that truly loves the outdoors would like. So today, I came up with a short list of gifts that a true hunter would like. Read below for some great gift ideas for the outdoorsman in your life.

Camouflage Rings

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Camo rings are the perfect gift for any occasion. Your outdoorsman will enjoy the gift so much that he won’t care about wearing jewelry! Camouflage rings are also a perfect way for a couple of outdoors people to show that they love each other when it comes to wedding rings. Camouflage rings come in a variety of different options from Mossy Oak to King’s Snow Camo.

Real Silver Bullets

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Silver is one of those items that never completely loses value. Buy your outdoorsman stocks and he probably won’t know exactly what to do with them, buy him silver and he will be set to trade it should anything happen to the economy. Until that point your outdoorsman will enjoy the craftsmanship of his silver bullets that are made from .999 silver. The bullets are available in a variety of calibers and the price fluctuates based on the price of silver at the time.

Bullet Bottle Openers

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If you are looking for a little cheaper options, here it is. Does the hunter you are buying for like beer? What better way is there for an outdoorsman to open a bottle with a bullet bottle opener? These bottle openers look like real bullets (because it is real) but they have no primers or explosives of any kind, which means they are completely inert and safe to use as bottle openers. They are also lead free so that it is safe to use on bottles that you will be drinking out of. This package offers a .308 caliber keychain opener and a 50 caliber BMG opener.

Buck TravelMate Kit

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Outdoorsman love spending time outdoors and the Buck TravelMate will help them enjoy eating outdoors even more. This kit comes with multiple tools that all fit into one sheath providing the outdoorsman with everything they need for their meal. The main tool in this kit is the spreader knife. It is versatile and can be used for spreading your favorite toppings or slicing your favorite foods. The serration helps it chop through bread and other tough foods. Inside the sheath is a second tool, a fork that does more than just allow you to spear your food. This fork is also a can opener, bottle opener, screw driver, and grill scraper all together.

Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman Tool

The Zippo 4-in-1 woodsman tool is an amazing tool that will make your outdoorsman enjoy outdoors tasks even more. The primary role of the tool is to be used as a hatchet. It can help you split logs, cut small trees, or whatever other task your outdoorsman’s heart desires. Also featuring a saw, the tool is capable of cutting small trees with a diameter of up to four inches. The back of the tool acts as a hammer allowing you to drive in tent stakes or hit in nails while the bottom of the tool has a loop to help you pull your tent stakes from the ground. To ensure safety while carrying the tool there is an orange cover that snaps on to keep the blade from cutting anything and to keep the tool noticeable.

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Kids Fishing Poles-What Is The Best For Your Child

One of the best ways to teach kids about wildlife and to respect the environment is to spend time with them outdoors. There are many ways you can encourage children to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but fishing is probably one of the oldest and most honored traditions.

Fishing with your child creates memories that will be cherished forever. Some of the best conversations can be had sitting in a boat, in the middle of a quiet lake, waiting for the fish to bite. Another upside for kids is when they do get that bite! Such excitement! These are things your child will never forget.

If a child has never gone fishing before, the first thing they will need is their own kids fishing poles and/or fishing kit. There are many different products geared specifically towards children, and letting a child choose something with a style/design that excites them makes the entire fishing experience that much more enjoyable.

List of Kids Fishing Poles

SHAKESPEARE makes a line of kids fishing equipment that has the licensing of many popular brands that children will recognize, like Barbie, Disney Princesses and Tinkerbell Fairies (for the girls), or Star Wars, Spiderman, or Ironman (for the boys). If you have decided on a “themed” pole, then you may want to check out these items that have garnered a lot of positive reviews:

SHAKESPEARE BARBIE TACKLE KIT
This kit comes with a 2ft 6” all-in-one rod and reel with fishing line as well as a matching tackle box. Reviews show that this is a good quality product and a very reasonable price.

SHAKESPEARE STAR WARS SPINCAST YOUTH COMBO
This 2ft 6” all-in-one rod and reel with fishing line comes with a practice casting plug.

Another popular item for kids is the ZEBCO SPINCAST FISHING COMBO WITH TACKLEPAK. This is a 5-foot 6-inch two-piece rod and a Zebco 202 reel. The reel comes pre-spooled with 10-pound mono-filament line. This item is popular for first-timers because it is an uncomplicated rig that is easy to set up and helps children master the art of casting more quickly. The quality construction explains why it is a bit pricier than its plastic counterparts but reviews show that most are more than happy for having spent the extra money.

When it comes to kids and first-time fishing experiences, the art of casting is what generates the most frustration. For this, you might want to try the KID CASTERS JIMMY HOUSON NO TANGLE FISHING ROD. The pre-tied snap swivel prevents the line from twisting and it has 34” of no-tangle fishing line.

KID CASTERS also makes a fishing kit that includes a rod and reel, tackle box, casting plug, safe hook and training lure. This includes a 29.5” youth size rod and 3 sponge fish training lures that instantly transform into large colorful sponge fish after being cast in to the water. This will help kids cast and reel their “fish” in over and over again!

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A popular beginner’s item that will grow with your child is the SOUTH BEND WORM GEAR SPINNING FISHING COMBO. This is a lightweight unit (will catch fish 6-14lb) and is 5ft 6” long. It features an EVA handle, ball bearing drive and vented graphite spool.
If you are looking for a medium action rod/open face reel, then try the GONE FISHING CHILD’S SEMI PRO FISHING ROD SET. This set includes a lightweight rod (62.5” long), a bobber, sinker and hooks.

There is a popular medium action spin cast combo unit available from SOUTH BEND NEUTRON that has gotten good reviews. This 2-piece fiberglass rod is 5ft 6”, has ceramic guides and an EVA Handle. As with other beginner rods, it is light weight and easy to use.

One of the more unique kids fishing poles on the market is the POCKET FISHERMAN 6 BY SMALL WORLD TOYS. It has a unique style and is very different from the traditional fishing pole. These kids fishing poles is extendable and adjustable and can be attached to a belt (which is fun for the fisherman who needs to hike a bit to his favorite fishing spot!) This pole is set and ready to go; simply press the button to extend the fishing pole. All you’ll need is a hook or a bait and, since the handle also works as a mini box for lures and hooks, you will be all set!

With so many makes and models on the market today, the choice may see overwhelming. The best thing to do is include your child in the decision making. Go over the options of each product and explain the pros and cons of each. This is a good way to get them excited for the fishing adventures that are soon to come! Now, go find a kids fishing poles for your children!