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Holiday gift guide for outdoors lovers: Christmas presents for outdoorsman in your life
on December 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM, updated December 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM
Joe's Outdoor Office 2014 Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide. Find the perfect present for the outdoorsman on your Christmas list.
I visited several outdoors retailers and checked out some cool stuff from the web to put together this list of ideas.
Some are new items just release and some tried and true gifts that any outdoorsman would love to receive.
Prices for most of these gifts range from $10-$300 with and emphasis under $100.
Check out the photo gallery for photos of the items I found. The caption under each photo provides a description, price, features and where to find it.
There is something on this list for most every outdoor activity. Here are some of my favorites.
Hotspot Supreme Textpac: The Hot Shot Supreme Textpac is a hand warmer with a flap built in so you can see your smartphone screen. This thing really works well. I found it at Grabow Outdoors in Fultondale for $27.99. Joe's Outdoor Office 2014 Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide. Find the perfect present for the outdoorsman on your Christmas list.
CoJo Gun Magnet: The CoJo Gun Magnet let you put a gun securely almost anywhere. The strong magnet holds the gun place under your car dash, in a duck blind or behind a door at home. It's strong enough to holds shotguns and rifles as well as any handgun. It sells for $29.99. I found them at Birmingham Pistol Wholesale in Trussville.
"Five Star Trails" Hiking Book: Avid hiker and author Thomas Spencer penned a new book highlighting the best hikes in central Alabama. Entitled "Five-Star Trails" the book lists great hikes within a 75 miles radius of Birmingham and features maps and photos. The book retails for $15.95 but can be found for less. It's available at the publisher's website Menasharidge.com, Amazon.com, The Little Professor Book Store in Homewood, other book stores and local outfitters and outdoor stores.
ThermoCell Heated Shoe Insoles: Cold feet are miserable. Here is a cool product from ThermoCell, heated insoles that you control wirelessly with a remote control. Rechargable batteries are imbedded in the soles. The remote allows you to pick between two heat settings or no heat. I found them at Grabow Outdoors in Fultondale for $99.99.
Barber Motorsports Museum Membership: A membership to the Barber Motorsports Museum is a great gift. Memberships start at $60 and offers free access to the museum, discounts at the museum gift shop and discounts for visitors that accompany a member. The Plus membership get you a ride in a Porsche Panamera around the track. Plus memberships are $95.00.
Long Snip Angler Scissors: Anglers will love the Long Snip Super Smart Scissors from Boomerang Tool Company. These scissors cut any type of line from mono to braid with ease. Small yet sturdy, these scissor come with a 36 inch retractable cable for just $10.99. I found them at Mark's Outdoors.
22lr Ammo: 22lr ammo at a decent price? Here is some CCI Mini-Mags on the shelf at Simmons Sporting Goods in Bessemer. 100 rounds for $10.99. What???
Game and Trail Cameras:Browning offers a smaller trail camera line, the Sub Micro series that are packed with features. They are offered in the Lo-Glo for $129.99 and a No-Glo for $159.99. Both feature a lightning fast .67 second trigger and support a 32 GB SD card. I found them on sale at Simmons Sporting Goods in Bessemer. This new Moultrie M-880 is a mini game camera that features a faster trigger, low-glow infarred shooting to 100 feet and HD video It retails for $149.99 but I found it at Grabow Outdoors in Fultondale for $99.99.
Kershaw Lockblade Knife: I'm a big fan of Kershaw Knives because they always work and keep a sharp edge. Here is a nice lockblade folder, the OsoSweet 1830. I found it for $19.99 at Mark's Outdoors.
LED Flashlights: Flashlights are always a great gift. He is a great light at a great price. The Nebo CSI Edge 90 features an aircraft aluminum body, 90 lumens of output with a serrated front face for self defense. Price is $10.99 at Birmingham Pistol Wholesale in Trussville.
Wireless bluetooth rugged boombox: Wireless sound from your phone with the Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Wireless Rugged Boombox. Great sound, easy to use, 32 foot range and 16 hour battery life make this one of the best wireless speakers I've seen. I found it at Alabama Outdoors for $129.95.
Gun Magazines: Every gun owner would love to get a new magazine in their stocking. Prices have drop on a lot of popular magazines this year so stock up. I found these AR-15 Magpul 30 round magazines for $10.95 each at Birmingham Pistol Wholesale in Trussville.
Zippo Outdoors Portable Grill: I found this gas grill that works well and can be collapsed in seconds and moved around with ease. It's the All-Terrain Grill from Zippo Outdoor. MSRP is $399.00. I found it at Dicks Sporting Goods and other online stores for less. Also at zippo.com. Here is a link for further info.
Shottrak Gun Camera: The Shottrak HD Gun Camera uses a fixed 5X zoom and mounts to most any firearm. It boasts a 5MP CMOS sensor and shoots full HD video. Small and light, it shouldn't affect your shooting. Cost is $119.95. I found it at Simmons Sporting Goods in Bessemer.
Hydro Flask: Rugged beverage vessel in stainless steel, the Hydro Flask. These flasks keep hot beverages hot for 12 hours and cold ones cold from 24 hours. There is a full line of these from 12-64 ounces and wide and narrow mouth widths. This is the 32 ounce size. I found it at Alabama Outdoors for $31.99.>