I just finished 20 yrs with the company I work for, and have to pick a gift by Friday. Wading through all the stuff I have, don't need, or are for women, I've narrowed down to two items that might be of help in the backcountry. Could use a little help from you guys (generic, not meant to offend/limit gals).
Weight of either is not a problem as they would be replacing a couple items I currently carry (knife, cat-hole shovel, etc.).
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intent of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!