This Father’s Day, get your old man outside If you’re anything like us, you owe much of your love for outdoor adventure to a parent or guardian who ignited that passion in your youth, and on June 21 we’re celebrating the father figures. Whether that’s a burly papa who builds fires and scales mountains or a dude who just loves to chill in the backyard, we think you’ll find something fitting for him here. Been jonesing to get Dad into the backcountry? Ease his off-grid anxiety with a rugged portable charger that’ll keep his smartphone, tablet, and other portable devices juiced. Fospower’s PowerActiveUSB Power Bank ($50) is snowproof, dirtproof, and waterproof. It comes with an LED flashlight, compass, and carabiner, plus built-in protection from short-circuiting, over-charging, and overheating. Consider treating the wilderness-savvy outdoorsy dad to the multifunctional Akka Forester’s Axe ($169) from Hults Bruk. Made from hand-forged Swedish steel, this tool is capable of limbing, chopping, fine-carving, and even carpentry; its light (2.2-pound), long design offers packability and flexibility. The axe head’s razor-sharp flat edge profile and nearby finger notch offers control for detailed carving and precision cuts. He’ll love it for lengthy wilderness trips and canoe expeditions. Planning […]


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