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Posted: 12/13/2013 6:00:49 PM EDT
I'm getting married next year and I have 3 groomsmen. My budget for them is $100/each for groomsmen gifts. Plan is to take them out in April for a 3 day 2 night "bachelor" party, hiking and camping in one of MO's large state parks/forests. I'm thinking Mark Twain.

I have enough camping gear to get us out there for a week, but want them all to have a backpack and their own things.

I can afford to spend $100 on each of them.

So far I'd like to get them the following:

Mora Knife $13
Sawyer Mini water filter $20
Bic and magnesium fire starters $10
Machete, Cold Steel $15
First aid kit $15


As for the rest they still need a backpack. I know WalMart has some that look like military style for $20-25. That should top out my budget. Any ideas on something good for that?

Anything else that's something small I can put in their pack?


I've been to enough bachelor parties and seen thousands of dollars wasted on nights most can't remember. I think a good 'man' weekend out in the woods would be much better than a night out at a strip club.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:23:23 PM EDT
Toilet paper

That's a pretty cool idea, maybe flashlight of some kind?  If not, how about engraving the knife?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 7:30:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 7:32:06 PM EDT by gman82001]
While your most likely going to get shit about brokeback mtn and shit here in GD. I would much rather spend a weekend in the woods shooting /fishing / hunting/?  than a fukd up drunk fest at a tittybar cool idea op.


Forgot maybe a compass or ya asswipe
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:58:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gman82001:
While your most likely going to get shit about brokeback mtn and shit here in GD. I would much rather spend a weekend in the woods shooting /fishing / hunting/?  than a fukd up drunk fest at a tittybar cool idea op.


Forgot maybe a compass or ya asswipe
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No brokeback.  it's my brother, a best friend and soon to be cousin "in law".

All of us own guns and plan on taking sidearms (glock) and rifles (AR's) into the woods.

Compass, toilet paper, etc is for granted.  Also plan on one of them carrying a small fishing setup (pole, spinning reel, etc) as I think that will be the easiest means for food.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 8:59:05 PM EDT
You're doing this wrong.  The best man is supposed to take YOU out for the bachelor party.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:00:18 PM EDT
Lose the Mora, Bic and magnesium. Replace with a Mora Light My Fire Knife, and add a compass.        
 
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:01:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tlbailey1:
Toilet paper

That's a pretty cool idea, maybe flashlight of some kind?  If not, how about engraving the knife?
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I've got a lot of crap in my time as a groomsman, but the engraved knife is the one I think of as a stand out. I won't use it as a knife (even though it is ideal for a pocket knife) because to me it is something of a a keepsake.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:10:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:



I've got a lot of crap in my time as a groomsman, but the engraved knife is the one I think of as a stand out. I won't use it as a knife (even though it is ideal for a pocket knife) because to me it is something of a a keepsake.
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Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Originally Posted By tlbailey1:
Toilet paper

That's a pretty cool idea, maybe flashlight of some kind?  If not, how about engraving the knife?



I've got a lot of crap in my time as a groomsman, but the engraved knife is the one I think of as a stand out. I won't use it as a knife (even though it is ideal for a pocket knife) because to me it is something of a a keepsake.



Keepsake will be the memory.  They are the type that camp out of a tailgate of a truck.  This will be a different experience.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:17:14 PM EDT
eating utensils
drinking cup
first aid kit
fire steel
knife
flashlight
toilet paper
compass
folding saw
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:32:19 PM EDT
La police gear backpacks/packs are great for the money.  There's a thread somewhere on a jetbeam flashlight that is a good value at $25.  Paracord.
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