Amazon offers its Prime members the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, model no. 527950, for $14.99 with free shipping. (Non-members can spend $35 to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $5.58.) That's $3 under our September mention and the lowest total price we could find by $3. This award-winning, BPA-free device enables you to safely drink contaminated water. It purports to remove almost 100% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites and will filter up to 1,000 liters of water.
REI-OUTLET offers the Swiss-Tech Swivel 8-in-1 Multitool in Black for $9.93 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. Features include a Phillips screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, bottle opener, blade, nail file, nail cleaner, LED flashlight, and keychain quick release.
Update:Amazon now offers it for $7.97 with free shipping for Prime members, however stock is very limited.
Amazon cuts 25% off a selection of Gerber Bear Grylls Tools via coupon with deals starting at $9.15 after discount, as listed below. (Clip the coupon on the product page, the discount is applied during checkout.) Even better, Prime members get free shipping on all orders. (Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at $5.22. Note that several of the items ship for free without Prime.) That puts each at the lowest total price we could find by at least $7. The deals, with prices after discount:
Amazon offers the Kelty Trail Ridge 6-Person Tent in Grey/Putty for $169.96 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $85, although we saw it for $21 less over a year ago. It's designed to hold six people and features mesh wall panels, internal storage pockets, a rain-fly, and two doors.
Note that it's temporarily out of stock but can still be ordered at this price and will ship when available.
Amazon cuts up to 52% off a selection of Victorinox Swiss Army knives, with prices starting at $11.97. Even better, get an extra $10 off orders of $50 or more. (Discount is taken at final checkout; only Victorinox knives sold and shipped by Amazon are eligible for the extra $10 off.) Most items qualify for free shipping. (Some items may require Prime membership to bag free shipping. Non-members can spend $35 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at $5.58.) That's tied with our September mention as the best extra discount we've seen on Victorinox knives at Amazon this year, although our September mention featured a higher base sale.
Staying warm indoors while quaffing brews and watching sports on TV might seem appealing as the temperature begins its winter descent, but that doesn't mean you should go into complete hibernation. You can embrace the season on a winter hike, and all you need are the right clothes ... and maybe some snow.