So, my best (guy) friend is going to backpack south america next year, starting in around october. I'm going to see him for the last time before that in June, for his birthday, and I want to give him something to take with him and help him when he's backpacking. I'm already planning on getting him some guidebooks, he's got a journal, and he speaks fluent spanish, so I really want to make (or get) something specific to *backpacking* in south america. Any ideas?
And don't say "a backpack"