Zojirushi Tuff-Sports Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle 32-ounce _zojirushi_tuffsportsbottle_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $38
The 32-ounce bottle is a good size for an outing – and the stainless steel vacuum insulated unit is well suited for either heat or cold retention. Smart features include a one-touch pour—through stopper and collapsible handle.



Thermos Stainless King 24-ounce Leakproof Drink Bottle thermos_stainlesskingbottle_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $32.99
Vacuum-insulation technology ensures maximum temperature retention in this bottle, whether a hot- or cold drink, making it a perfect all-in-one companion for wilderness outings, where the amount of gear you can carry is a concern.



Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle – 21 ounce hydro_flask_bottle_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $25.99
No matter your adventure, you’ll appreciate having this double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle close to hand. It held up well to a season’s use in Alaska throughout 2013 and we expect it to keep on making trips well through the next year.



Stanley SS Flask stanley_flask_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $20
This rustproof, stainless-steel flask was a huge hit around the campfire this past summer, and with a lanyard attached to keep the cap handy, it’s ready to go again in 2014.

FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium G800 foodsavertitaniumG800_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $449.99
The Titanium G800 is the perfect machine for avid hunters and anglers who store large amounts of game and fish in the freezer. It’s also ideal for meat processors and lodge owners who seal and store commercial quantities of game and fish. Meaning it’s the perfect gift for that hardcore Alaska outdoors enthusiast on your list. With the 15-inch-wide bag, large portions such as roasts, backstraps, or whole fish fillets, need not be pared down. For smaller cuts of meat or fish, such as rainbow trout or char, the Titanium also seals eight-inch- and 11-inch-wide bags. This is one of the best vacuum sealers we have used.

Snow Peak Titanium French Press snowpeakfrenchpress_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $55.95
In our opinion, a French press makes the best cup of coffee, so we’ve been testing many kinds over the years. This one is lightweight, strong and makes about three cups at a time.

Weber Stainless Steel Two-Piece Portable Tool Set webertwopiecetoolsbbq_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $22.99
This spatula and tong set from Weber is durable and more than that, essential, when barbecuing your favorite Alaska fish and game.


Stanley Vacuum Food Jar stanleyfoodjar_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $42
This 24-ounce vacuum food jar will keep food or beverage hot or cold for over half a day. Warm your fishing compadres after a cold morning of catching big rainbows in the fall with a bowl of hot soup, and without the need to start a stove or make a fire.

Kershaw Santoku Chef Knife kershawsantoku_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $57
A bit shorter than most chefs’ knives, at seven inches, we preferred the nimbleness offered by this typically durable offering from Kershaw.


Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Propane Stove campchefdoubleburnerstove_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $171
Camp Chef’s rugged two burner Explorer stove gives you the ability to prepare anything from bacon and eggs to grilled salmon or even Dutch oven dinners all on one stove. This is the go-anywhere, do-anything type of propane stove, perfect for base camp.

Doriola’s Chili Lime Spice Rub doriolaschilelimerub_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $10
While Doriola’s Restaurant in Anchorage might be best known for delicious hand-crafted soups, gourmet sandwiches and out-of-this-world quiche, they also make a couple products you can take home to step up your game in the kitchen. Among the top spice rubs we have ever tried is the Chili Lime rub. “Wow” is all we have to say. The combination of chili, sugar and other goodies make halibut and salmon simply divine. You will love it.

Alaska Spice Co. Alaskan Dill Fish Seasoning alaskaspiceco_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $4.75
If you like dill on fish, you’ll love this seasoning from the Alaska Spice Co., which perfectly complements salmon, halibut and any other fish of choice.

Alaska Birch Syrup Kahiltna Gold Pure Organic Birch Syrup alaskabirchsyrup_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $21 for eight-ounce bottle
Rich and spicy sweet, with a wonderful caramel-like flavor, pure Kahiltna Gold Birch is produced on a Talkeetna homestead in theupper Susitna Valley. Pairs nicely with salmon in a variety of recipes.

Alaska Pure Sea Salt Original Sitka Flake alaskapureseasalt_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $8 for four-ounce bag
This is a light flake finishing salt that is hand crafted from the waters surrounding Sitka. The flake is delicate and has a pleasing “give” when you bite it and it can be used with just about anything you plan to cook.

Summit Spice and & Tea Co. Smoky Maple Fish Rub summitspicesmokymaplerub_thumb.jpg
MSRP: $10
This house blend of smoked paprika and maple sugar is perfect for salmon, poultry or pork, whether you use it as a dry rub or mix with oil to form a paste and just rub in prior to grilling, broiling or baking. Spice jars hold about ½-cup and fit most conventional spice racks. Large jars hold about 1 cup.