Best Hiking & Camping Gifts 2019: Boots, Backpacks, Gear & More

We independently source all of the awesome products and experiences that we feature on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission — which in turn supports our work. For a lot of people, holiday shopping is easy. A new smartphone, a nice watch, a scented candle — you’re good to go. But you? You have to shop for someone who lives for the Great Outdoors.  And unless you find a way to pack up a stretch of Appalachia or figure out what kind of gift wrap goes with the experience of waking up in a tent in the middle of nowhere, or sniff out a candle that smells like bacon and eggs over a campfire on a chilly November morning four days out in the sticks, you probably have your work cut out for you. Or so you think…  Hikers, campers, and backpackers all need gear — and lots of it. From trail running shoes to fishing poles, tents, packs and more, we have everything you need to make sure the explorer on your list gets everything on theirs.  Price: $8 If you’re looking for clean fuel and carbohydrates to burn on a hike, trail mix is an integral part of the equation. It’s easy to store, doesn’t spoil, and if you’re eating the right stuff,...

Apple warns new credit card users over risks of it touching wallets and pockets | Technology

Manufacturer’s warning to keep flashy, minimalist Apple Card away from pockets, wallets and other cards draw derision Apple’s flashy branded credit card comes with all the sleek, designer chic customers have come to expect from the iPhone company. Just don’t put it in your wallet. The company has warned cardholders they’ll have to take special care of the new credit card, which started its US rollout this month. Leather wallets, loose change and Levi’s jeans pose a danger, for instance. Nor should the Apple Card come into contact with other credit cards for fear of scratching the titanium card’s minimalist finish. Apple issued special instructions this week: keep away from “hard surfaces or materials”. Your leather wallet or jeans pocket “might cause permanent discoloration”. Don’t let it touch another credit card or “potentially abrasive objects” like coins or keys. The news triggered plenty of jokes online, with people offering suggestions for Apple, such as making a knitted cosy for the card or hanging the card in a “floating glass frame in a dimly lit, year round 70 degree, humidity controlled location. No flash photography please.” “Don’t put the Apple Card in your w...