Top Gift Ideas for Moms Who Camp


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably under a lot of pressure to find the perfect present for dear ol’ momma. Well, you don’t have to look any further. This list of gift ideas for moms who camp should give you an idea on what to get your mother, wife, sister or parent friends.



Sitka Gear Women’s Mountain Pack (2700 in3)

Every camper needs the right backpack and your mother definitely deserves one. Make sure she gets to bring everything she needs on her next outdoor adventure by gifting her with the Sitka Gear Women’s Mountain Pack.

This Sitka Gear backpack can carry up to 45 pounds of gear. Aside from the 2700 cubic inches of space, it also comes with vertical exterior pockets and side pockets for securing rain gear, trekking poles and water bottles.

The backpack also has a sleeve inside that can fit hydration bladders. Also located in the bag is a zippered security pocket to store valuables. The Velcro hip belt is used for bear sprays and gun holsters.


Sitka Gear “Mountain Approach” Mountain Pack

Your outdoorsy mom will appreciate a small yet nice backpack for day hikes or everyday use. Give her something like the Sitka Gear “Mountain Approach” Mountain Pack as her Mother’s Day gift. The minimalist backpack has 700 cubic inches of space, which should be enough to carry your essentials. It’s also lightweight at only 5.2 ounces so quick trips to and from camp will be a breeze.

The Sitka Mountain Approach backpack has a water repellent finish. The seam-taped roll top closure further protects your stuff from wet weather.


Sport Berkey Water Bottle

Make sure your mom stays hydrated during her camping trips by getting her a water bottle as her Mother’s Day present. The Sport Berkey Water Bottle is not your ordinary water bottle. It is equipped with its own filtration system allowing her to drink clean water every time.

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The Sport Berkey Water Bottle utilizes its Ionic Adsorption Micro Filtration technology with each filter capable of filtering up to 100 gallons of water from the municipal supply or 25 gallons of water from questionable sources.  The filter can be replaced once it reaches its limit.

The BPA-free water bottle can carry up to 22 ounces of liquid. It measures 11 inches high and 2.5 inches wide so it’s portable enough to bring to camp. Of course, your mom can also use it at home or whenever she goes out.


BioLite Electricity Generating Wood Camp Stove

For some, the best part of camping is enjoying a hot meal after a day of hiking or a glorious cup of coffee when you get up in the morning. A portable camping stove is therefore one of the most useful gift ideas for moms who camp.

The BioLite Electricity Generating Wood Camp Stove does double duties that any camper will love. First, it cooks food and boils water as any camping stove should. You only need a something to light up sticks, wood scraps or any kind of tinder. The internal fan circulates air for a better and more efficient combustion. This allows the camping stove to boil 1 liter of water in just 4.5 minutes.

The BioLite camping stove also functions as a charger. It comes with an integrated 2600 mAh battery that can charge small devices. The thermoelectric generator in the stove converts heat produced by the fire into electricity. The electricity powers a fan which allows you to charge USB devices. The extra power generated is stored in the battery so you can still use the charging feature without live fire.

The2.06-pound portable stove has a bonus feature called the FlexLight. It is tiny light with a flexible body that you can plug into the USB port. The BioLite camp stove also has a smart LED dashboard where you can see the strength of the fire, power output and fan speed in real time.


Pocket Light Collapsible Solar Lantern & USB Charger

Even if you’re just out on a day camp, you should still bring a portable light source. In case you have to spend the night outdoors, you can still see in the dark. Make sure your mom isn’t left in the dark. Get her a portable lantern that she can bring anywhere she goes.

The Pocket Light Solar Lantern by Survival Frog is perfect if you’re looking for affordable gift ideas for moms who camp. It has a powerful 800 mAh Li-ion battery that provides up to 10 hours of light on a single charge and also charges USB devices. Since the battery is powered using the built-in 4.8V solar panel, you don’t have to worry about your mom’s phone running out of juice.

The Pocket Light comes with high and low settings. And if your mom gets into some kind of trouble (knock on wood), she can use the flashing light setting to signal for help. The camping essential can be folded into the size of a pocket thanks to its telescopic function. Your mom should have no reason not to bring it one in her camping gear and everyday carry kit.



BioLite Headlamp 330

Headlamps are one of must-have for outdoorsy people, including moms who camp. When they’re out backpacking, hiking, or doing camping tasks at night, they would want use of both hands. They can’t do that with flashlights and lanterns.

The BioLite Headlamp 330 is described as a “no-bounce rechargeable head light.” The 3D molded front profile weighs just 69 grams, measures a mere 9 mm and sits flat on your forehead. These prevent the headlamp from slipping or bouncing. This is an important feature since you don’t want to keep adjusting your headlamp, especially when you’re walking in the dark. That’s annoying, may let you lose focus, and keeps your hands busy, too.

The headlamp boasts of a maximum output of 330 lumens and a red night vision. Each full charge lasts for as long as 40 hours on low mode and 3.5 hours on high. The front panel can be tilted down lessening the strain on the neck when you have to look down.

Comfort is another selling point for the BioLite Headlamp 330. They integrated the electronics in the fabric so the weight is redistributed. This makes you barely feel the headlamp. The fabric used is made of moisture wicking material for even more comfort.

What makes the BioLite Headlamp 330 a fun gift idea for mom campers is that it’s available in different colors, particularly Ocean Teal, Midnight Grey, Ember Red, and Sunrise Yellow. Choose the one that best suits her.


BioLite HeadLamp 200

The BioLite Headlamp 200 is a more affordable version of the 330 though it has its own good points. Aside from the price, its claim to fame is its weight and versatility. It comes in at only 50 grams, which is distributed across the band for that almost weightless feel.

The BioLite headlamp 200 also has a versatile lineup of light modes – white + dim, red + dim, white strobe, and red strobe. It provides up to 200 lumens of light. A full charge via micro USB gives it up to 40 hours of low light and 3 hours when it’s set to high.

Like the BioLite Headlamp 330, its front panel tilts downward and utilizes the 3D SlimFit Construction. This feature lets the front panel sit flat on the forehead without slipping and bouncing. It also uses moisture-wicking fabric so mom won’t get uncomfortable from sweat and rain.


The Survival Medicine Handbook

Some mothers are health providers by heart. And we’re not just talking about the doctors, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other women in the medical field. When a woman becomes or is about to become a mother, her natural instinct to care for her child kicks in. That may not be enough, though. She should also learn as much as she can about home remedies, first aid and other ways to make sure her child stays healthy.

This makes The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way one of the best Mother’s Day presents for moms, especially the expecting ones. This book by Joseph Alton and Amy Alton is also a good gift idea for moms who camp. There is no hospital or clinic in the mountains or wilderness. If something happens, you’re responsible for treating yourself or your companion.

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The Survival Medicine Handbook will teach you what to do in case of a medical emergency and you don’t have immediate access to doctors or hospitals. The book imagines different scenarios such as natural disasters, diseases and illnesses, hypothermia, drowning, and biological warfare then details how to survive them even without help from medical professionals.


Vanquest Large FATPack First Aid Pouch

Speaking of medical emergencies, your mom should pack a first aid kit whenever she goes on another outdoor adventure. She can bring the Vanquest FATPack (First Aid Trauma Pack) First Aid Pouch so she can treat any injury or other simple medical emergencies while out in the wild.

The large version of the FATPack measures 5.5 x 8 x 3 inches and packs quite a number of medical items. You can find the basics such as gauze, dressings, bandages, alcohol pads, cloth tape, safety pins and a pair of EMT scissors. The FATPack also has an antibiotic ointment, bee sting relief and other medicines.  In case of a severe injury, the tourniquet, Israeli bandage dressing, and Quik Clot sponge should help.


Small Molle First Aid Kits

You can never have too many first aid kits. Aside from the one she takes on her camping trips, your mom should have a first aid kit at home, in the car, and at her workplace if she’s still working. She also needs one in her everyday carry kit, bug out bag and other emergency kits.

Small Molle first aid kits are readily available and easily fit most emergency kits. They make great gifts for moms who want to be ready to help when someone gets hurt.


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You don’t have to rack your brain to come up with the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who camp. Camping gear and other outdoor essentials are plentiful. The ones on this list are just a few of the possible presents you can give to your energetic mother or wife. Check out Gentleman Pirate Club for more lists like this.


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