Gearing Up: Father's Day

Ideas for the dad who camps.

Field & Stream Online Editors

1. ****Buck/Folding Alpha Hunter
Our editors were reluctant to part with this knife after picking it up. Heavy-duty yet balanced construction lets it rest comfortably in your palm, and the 31/2-inch drop-point blade can be opened with one hand. About $94. 800-215-2825; www.buckknives.com

2. Masterbuilt/Mini 7 in 1 Smoker
The 24-inch-high Mini functions as a traditional smoker and grill, but converts to a gas model with a simple adapter. It's a portable, versatile unit at a great value. About $80. 800-489-1581; www.masterbuilt.com

**3. Columbia/UPF 30+ Booney **
The new Booney is constructed of tightly knit nylon to help block the sun's rays and has an extra-wide brim to protect your face, neck, and ears. About $25. 800-622-6953; www.columbia.com

**4. High Gear/Altitech **
This carabiner-style digital compass will do more than get you pointed in the right direction. It displays temperature, barometric pressure, altitude, and time. There's also an alarm, so you'll have no excuse to be late for dinner. About $140. 888-295-4949; www.highgearusa.com

5. ** **Avery/NeoBottle
Tested dent free when dropped from 6 feet, this stainless-steel vacuum container is covered with 3mm neoprene to provide greater insulation and grip. Perfect for the duck blind, this bottle holds 1 quart of your preferred elixir. About $25. 800-333-5119; www.averyoutdoors.com

6. Rubbermaid/Slim Cooler
Finally, a cooler that will actually fit behind the seat of your truck or in a small boat. At just under 7 inches wide, the 11-quart Slim can handle a 12-pack and a couple of bottles of water. About $20. www.rubbermaid.com

7. TEC/Cherokee
The portable Cherokee uses commercial grill technology to reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees and can be fired by a 16-ounce bottle of Coleman fuel. But don't plan on lugging it to camp on foot-it weighs around 46 pounds. About $500. 800-331-0097; www.tecinfrared.com