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Alright, BPers, I'm looking for suggestions.

Last year, I requested (and received) a new Snow Peak TI spork, and a Sea to Summit X bowl.  I'm looking for similarly priced and sized items to put on this years list, but I'm stuck.

Any thoughts?  I'll say up front that my gear list for gadgets and whatzits is negligible, so don't assume that I have anything.
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Compass.

Small handheld lens for looking at flowers etc.
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A Black Diamond Orbit Lantern. Got one for myself and I love this thing - will light up the tent, weighs little, and is very handy for providing all the light I need to read when I solo in the winter.

http://www.rei.com/product/807910/black-diamond-orbit-lantern


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Photon Light, Bandanas, Merino wool socks, Hot Spark firestarters, Hand and toe warmers (for winter camping or snowshoeing), Travel size games, Buffs, sunglass cords.
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Good hiking socks are always appreciated by me.

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This was one of the most useful stocking stuffers I recieved last year.  At first I thought it was just a gimmick but it's turned out to be extremely functional. Goes on every trip with me. Beats the heck out of sand for cleaning your pots.


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Yep, I got one of those many years ago and have found it to be wonderful.  Mostly, mine sits in the car camping equipment, since I only FBC otherwise.  Might need to shift it over to the kayaking gear.  

Small items:  Storm whistle, compass, photon lights, LUCI light, packet of single edged razor blades, water proof matches, bic lighter, White Box stove, long handled lexan spoon, 1/4 inch plywood circle 6 inches in diameter for placing under the stove when cooking on surfaces that melt or burn easily.


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Souvenir coffee/beverage mug of a favorite place.
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Some great ideas here - you guys are welcome to send any of these my way.

I can get my wife a cheap led headlamp every Christmas - the kids lose it before the year is up and she's always grateful for a new one.
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Sawyer Squeeze mini. I also want a down balaclava, but I guess that's too expensive for a stocking stuffer.

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For small gift ideas, I like practical stuff that you know you'll use, or things that you want, but won't necessarily just go out and buy, because you really don't need(like the last few on my list).

-Buff
-thin merino beanie for cold weather sleeping
-Joby Gorillapod, spare battery, new SD card for camera
-PackTowl Nano
-anti-chafe stick
-S2S headnet
-travel containers from GoStak, Nalgene, GoToob, etc.
-Victorinox Classic, Leatherman Micra or Style PS/CS
-Evernew or Platypus bottle
-Colgate Wisp mini toothbrushes
-Lithium AA or AAA for flashlights, etc.
-reflective guy line
-ultralight tent stakes
-cuben stuff sack, ditty bag, etc.
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Some things I've ordered for hiking friends this year:

Titanium trowel
Glowire from Lawson
Luci lantern (thanks zeke!)
Hiker/backpacker-appropriate tree ornaments
Bandanas from their favorite national parks
UL stakes
8oz 'Rumrunner' soft flasks


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A Black Diamond Orbit Lantern. Got one for myself and I love this thing - will light up the tent, weighs little, and is very handy for providing all the light I need to read when I solo in the winter.

http://www.rei.com/product/807910/black-diamond-orbit-lantern

I have one, although I use it more when we lose power than any other time.  You can conserve some battery life by wrapping a small amount of tin foil around half of it so that it only illuminates the area you desire.  Of course, this basically makes it a flashlight or a headlamp, but sometimes I don't need or want light radiating 360 degrees.

It also has a big brother, but I can't remember the name.
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Souvenir coffee/beverage mug of a favorite place.

I collect refrigerator magnets and put them on the beer fridge in the shed.  The wife won't allow them on the kitchen fridge.
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Some things I've ordered for hiking friends this year:

Titanium trowel
Glowire from Lawson
Luci lantern (thanks zeke!)
Hiker/backpacker-appropriate tree ornaments
Bandanas from their favorite national parks
UL stakes
8oz 'Rumrunner' soft flasks

Yeah, I keep waiting for the Lawson stakes to come back in stock.
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Some things I've ordered for hiking friends this year:

Titanium trowel
Glowire from Lawson
Luci lantern (thanks zeke!)
Hiker/backpacker-appropriate tree ornaments
Bandanas from their favorite national parks
UL stakes
8oz 'Rumrunner' soft flasks

Yeah, I keep waiting for the Lawson stakes to come back in stock.

I have and like Lawson's Ti hook stakes but I also really like these from Big Sky.  Someone (and I think it was Ben) recommended them either here or on BPL.  They hold surpringly well for their length and are easy on the hands putting in and taking out.  Also easy to see.  Very lightweight and no pointy/poking issues when packing.
http://bigskyproducts.com/Big-Sky-Ultra-C-AL-stake-peg-12cm.aspx


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Membership to a trail conference. I got one for my fiance last year.

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FYI Lawson says he's going to do a run of the stakes linked to above "soon".  He didn't specify when, but you can email him and ask, and make sure he has you on the list.
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I like this: sort of a "get out more" incentive.
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I've seen these before and they kind of interest me but I can't really figure out a good use for them. At least not good enough that justifies their cost.  Do tell.

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I'm with you Jer.  Climbing biners can be had for $5.  I do not see what Nite-Ise offer except the S design for key chains.  

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I use mini-biners like those pictured above for hanging my homemade gear loft up, for hanging my gloves, socks, headlamp, etc. to dry out from inside my shelter, and for clipping small items to the outside of my pack.

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I've seen these before and they kind of interest me but I can't really figure out a good use for them. At least not good enough that justifies their cost.  Do tell.

I use a small one (size #2) to hang my Bear Bag

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I've seen these before and they kind of interest me but I can't really figure out a good use for them. At least not good enough that justifies their cost.  Do tell.

I use a small one (size #2) to hang my Bear Bag

Sorry -
Why not carry a real biner, instead of a toy?
For not much more significant weight you have something with you that you can both hang a can with and...
might save a life.


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The S Biner is super light and it's purpose is for light loads. I don't have the skillset to do any mountaineering type of rope work with a real carabiner anyways

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I know there are lighter ones, but my lightest "real" carabiners are non-locking BD ovals that weigh 62g. Those S-biners have listed weights as low as 1g for the little plastic ones. I have a couple of metal ones that are 3g, I think, but don't really use them, and am not even sure where they are. Pretty big weight difference, though, if all you're going to use it for is hanging some lightweight item like a bear bag.
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