By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orcas – 11/31/17

Come one, come all, to this adventurous celebration of holiday cheer

Behold the splendor that is the Dirt Orcas’s guide to gifts and gear

Some things will be pricey, some things will be cheep

Try and remember t’is the season of giving, for these things you’ll want to keep

Here are the Dirt Orca holiday gift recommendations. I love this stuff and think the people in your life will as well.

Presents are nice to receive However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention, that one of the pillars of Dirt Orcas, is to prioritize experiences over things. So before you stuff that stocking or wrap that box with a bow, consider how a trip to see your favorite wild animal or booking a few nights in a cabin near your favorite National Park might be received instead.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays.


Yeti Rambler 20 oz in Sea Foam Green – $29 – Yeti makes great products and because of the lofty cost, they make even better gifts. For your coffee or adult beverage lover, this Rambler maintains both hot and cold liquids very well. While the 20oz sea foam is great, you can also get it in Black in the 30oz  for the same price.

Sea to Summit Dry Bags – $16.95 – For the round the world motorcycle trip or the afternoon canoe float. Dry bags always come in handy and you can never have enough.

Survival Bracelets – $10.99 – A great stocking-stuffer or gift for a white elephant party. These multi-functional tools are popular on the wrists of adventures and those who like to stay prepared.

Victorianox Swiss Army Spartan Pocket Knife, Hardwood – $27.95 – A classic utility item with a rustic touch. for the person who already has everything. This unique spin will be warmly welcomed.

Under $50 

Hydro Flask – $39.95 – This differs from the other liquid container on this list because of the available lids to keep containment. Available in many sizes and colors, the Hydro Flask is one hell of an insulated water bottle.

Wolfman Tool Roll – $34.99 –  I use this in my own kit. It’s a great size to handle all the tools required for roadside emergencies and it also comes with the lasting durability of all the Wolfman products.

Emergency Medical Kits Bighorn Series First Aid Kit – $43.99 – A must have for any adventure travelers kit.

Cairn Gift Box or Subscription – $$ Varies – Receive a monthly box with surprise of goodies for the outdoor person in your life. Feedback is very positive on these and will provide you with a monthly arrival of things ranging from energy bars to backpacks.

Lego BMW R1200gs Motorcycle – $47.99 – Everything you’d expect from a Lego replica of a classic adventure machine.

Under $200

BioLite Campstove 2 – $128.95 – This little gem will harness electricity from fire while you boil water for coffee. 20 minutes of charging with a strong fire, gives you about 60 minutes of talk time on most smartphones. Power available where ever you can collect a little debris. 

Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod Set – $169 – This collapsible fly rod is the bee’s knees. Functional Japanese Style that goes anywhere with you.

RayBan Wayfarer – $114 – The Wayfarer. Stylish. Timeless. Functional. Look good while you drive places.

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir SV – $80.95 – Our camping desires seem to catching up to products as evident with the SV. Blowing up your air mattress has never been easier.

Stupid Expensive

MaxTrax II – $324 – The industry standard in plastic Off-Road recovery equipment. The must have for any overlander who wants to be accepted into the community at first glance. We all know people judge you before they get to know you.

BMW R1200GS Diecast Model Motorcycle – $400 – Who doesn’t need a 1:10 size metal replica of a classic adventure motorcycle? $400 is enough to take a pretty excellent weekend ride to a National Park and stay in a hotel, but I am thinking you need this model for your corner office.

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