Blow torch starting a campfire

Dirt Cheap Gift Ideas For Your Outdoor Lover

Four things they didn’t know they needed.
Blow torch starting a campfire

Dirt Cheap Gift Ideas For Your Outdoor Lover

Four things they didn’t know they needed.
Blow torch starting a campfire

Dirt Cheap Gift Ideas For Your Outdoor Lover

Four things they didn’t know they needed.

The Ultimate Fire Lighter – $14.95

You don’t run a hipster camping blog so you shouldn’t be trying to start a fire with a knife and flint. And let’s kero cubes are not the easiest option. Instead you should buy your outdoor loving companion a mini flame thrower – otherwise known as a blow torch – so they can impress the campsite and get that fire blazing in seconds. These are more commonly seen on sushi trains the world over, giving a nice burnt exterior to your salmon nigiri, but they work even better on well stacked pile of sticks. Find one online for less than a twenty.

One Board To Rule Them All – $12.99

When was the last time you saw, let alone rode, a canvas surf mat? These are the original dons of the 80s wave scene and are so fun and easy to use that anyone in the family will get a kick out of riding some summer whitewash. Once you’ve slid over the bluebottles and onto the sand a few times then it also doubles as an excellent beach bed for the afternoon. You can find the originals at any Mr Toys for under $15.

The Most Versatile Piece In Your Wardrobe – $6.00

Many a summer sojourn has been halted due to the dreaded blow out and that’s why every vehicle should be fitted with a set of spares. Not tyres, but a pair of the original double pluggers. Sturdy enough to navigate any blazing hot sand track, cheap enough that you won’t cry if someone nicks them while you’re swimming. Other versatile uses include a weapon against march flies or a fan for the sweltering midday hours. Grab your grateful bogan a pair for less than a tenner.

Summer Sounds

A Bluetooth speaker is standard camp equipment these days but they do have their limitations. Outside of mobile phone reception – which is where we all aspire to be on our camping trips – then you’re at the mercy of whatever music someone has downloaded. They can also be pricy suckers that you don’t want bouncing around with your fishing gear or in a bed of sand at the bottom of your beach back. Enter the original portable radio. If there are radiowaves bouncing around your remote campsite then this thing will pick them up. It costs less than a twenty so no drama if it drowns and the little batteries will cover a full test match.