17 must-have tools for backcountry adventures

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Head into the wild—just make sure to bring the right tools with you.Pixabay / Pexels

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Before you strike out into the wilderness, you’ll need gear that’s tough enough to handle whatever hell you put it through. Here are 17 items that are up for the task.

Freeman Outdoor Gear Model 451 Field Knife

Freeman Outdoor Gear Model 451 Field Knife
$250 on Freemanoutdoorgear.comCliff Gardiner & John Keller

Atop any traveling big-game hunter's gear list is a no-fail fixed-blade knife. With a 1⁄4-inch-thick, 51⁄2-inch-long D2 tool steel drop-point blade, full Cerakote finish, and textured CNC-machined G-10 or Canvas Micarta grip panels, the Freeman Outdoor Gear Model 451 "Little Beast" Field Knife will outlive you, no matter where your adventures take you.

Cabela’s ­Instinct Euro HD Spotting Scope

Cabela’s ­Instinct Euro HD Spotting Scope
$2,300 on Cabelas.comCabela’s

One of the best deals in optics, the Cabela's ­Instinct Euro HD Spotting Scope has the clarity, sharpness, and low-light performance of German glass, for less.

Sea to Summit Long Spork

Sea to Summit Long Spork
$9 on AmazonSea to Summit

There are many utensils out there, but the Sea to Summit Long Spork has enough reach to scrape the crusty deliciousness from the bottom of a Mountain House bag.

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters
$85 on AmazonOutdoor Research

The original jimmy for your boot tops, the ­Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters are a backcountry classic that have stood the test of time.

Stone Glacier Solo 3300

Stone Glacier Solo 3300
$574 on AmazonStone Glacier

Ultralight, yet able to haul more weight than any one person should carry, the Stone Glacier Solo 3300 is the ideal backcountry hunter's pack.

Leatherman Rebar Multitool

Leatherman Rebar Multitool
$60 on AmazonJustin Appenzeller

A multitool is a traveling hunter's must-have. The Leatherman Rebar has 17 tools including a knife, saw blade, file, pliers, and several screwdriver bits.

Yeti Panga 100 Duffel Bag

Yeti Panga 100 Duffel Bag
$400 on AmazonYeti

Get all your gear to camp with the Yeti Panga 100 waterproof duffel. Ideal for river trips, fly-in drop camps, and looking like a badass at Chicago O'Hare.

Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharging Kit

Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharging Kit
$180 on AmazonGoal Zero

With access to direct sunlight for the solar panels, the 7800 mAh battery on the Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharging Kit will keep base camp charged.

Rossi Matched Pair .410 / .22 LR

Rossi Matched Pair .410 / .22 LR
$189Rossi

The Rossi Matched Pair .410 / .22 LR doesn’t take up much more room than a handgun (which you can’t take to Canada) but is much easier to shoot.

Stone River Gear Survival Belt

Stone River Gear Survival Belt
$60 on AmazonJustin Appenzeller

This Stone River Gear Survival Belt is made of more than 50 feet of paracord for when you, inevitably, have to rappel to safety. And it looks cool.

Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag

Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag
$627 on AmazonKammok

With an outer shell rated for 20 degrees, a matching down liner, and optional comforter, the ­Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag is a three-in-one modular sleep system.

UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit

UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit
$10 on AmazonUCO Gear

Each splashproof match in the UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit burns for 25 seconds, and the waterproof container houses extra strike pads and tinder.

Garmin InReach Explorer+

Garmin InReach Explorer+
$450 on AmazonGarmin

A GPS, two-way messenger, satellite tracker, and SOS locator, the Garmin InReach Explorer+ has your butt covered should it all go very bad.

Jetboil MicroMo

Jetboil MicroMo
$130 on AmazonJetboil

The Jetboil MicroMo is the lightest, fastest way to boil water in the backcountry for coffee, oatmeal, and that freeze-dried gruel you call dinner.

Hilleberg Akto

Hilleberg Akto
$530 on AmazonHilleberg

Proven bombproof, the classic Hilleberg Akto is a lightweight, single-pole, double-walled solo tent designed to keep the inside dry even if set up in the rain.

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5
$19 on AmazonAdventure Medical Kits

For minor injuries, the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5 has all the basics in a tight, light package.

Crocs Classic Realtree Xtra Fuzz-Lined Clogs

Crocs Classic Realtree Xtra Fuzz-Lined Clogs
$45 on AmazonCrocs

No one will ever mistake the ultracomfortable Crocs Classic Realtree Xtra Fuzz-Lined Clogs for loafers, and the insulation keeps your dignity from leaking out.

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