If you love the outdoors, chances are you always have your favorite outdoor tools with you whether you’re hunting, camping, hiking or even living off-grid. We’ve created a list of our favorite must-have tools to bring with you on your next outdoor activity.

First Aid Kit

At the top of the list is a first-aid kit. Minor scratches, burns, cuts and bumps are pretty common in the outdoors and the tools found in a first-aid kit can bring quick relief and prevent infection. A first aid kit is also essential for serious injuries and accidents as a first line of treatment when you’re far away from medical facilities.  When it comes to enjoying any outdoor activity, safety always comes first.

Pocket Knife

Also known as a Swiss Army Knife, a pocket knife is an invaluable tool that takes up almost no packing space.   With a pocket knife, you can light a fire without matches, cut firewood, prepare food, cut bandages, open cans or bottles, protect yourself against animals, etc.  The uses of a pocket knife when you’re in the outdoors are limitless.


Rope can be an incredibly useful tool in a variety of situations, especially if you know how to tie different knots. It can be used to make a clothes line for wet garments, hang your food containers at night to protect against bears, or even rescue people in emergency situations.

Box of Matches

Unless you're a veteran boy scout, chances are you need some sort of flame to start a fire. Without a fire, you have limited food options and nights become a whole lot colder. Don't risk it, and buy matches in bulk. You can leave them in your camping essentials bag for years at a time.

Flashlight or Headlamp

Outdoor activities tend to happen away from city lights so the nights can get incredibly dark.  To make sure you can find your way to the latrine or just avoid a midnight meeting with a wild animal, make sure a flashlight or headlamp is always part of your outdoor gear.

Portable Tankless Water Heater

Having access to hot water is an essential part of enjoying outdoor activities all year long. Whether for showering, washing dishes, or cleaning equipment, a portable water heater ensures you’ll have hot water wherever your outdoor adventures take you.

At outdoortankless.ca, we offer high quality portable water heaters that provide an unlimited supply of hot water anywhere. Check out some of our bestsellers including the eccotemp l5 portable tankless water heater.

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