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Gifts For The Wilderness Explorer

12 Guys of Christmas: The Adventurer

What do you get the guy who spends more time sleeping under the stars each year than most people do in their entire lives? The guy who has gear for every season, every sport, journey, and surprise bug-out? When buying for the discerning backpacker, climber, skier, and general “live larger” type, you can’t simply walk into the nearest outdoor shop and buy something flashy. These explorers live and breathe in the world of Gore-Tex, crampons, and ice axes — and a gift card will get you dropped faster than the cell phone coverage on his last jungle trek. Stumped? Don’t be. We’ve tested out some great gear this year and zeroed in on the best selections for the adventurer. He might destroy your gift on his next expedition into the wild, but he’ll be grateful you bought the best.

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Today in Gear: March 12, 2013

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Hand Blender Cords are for rubes. A gourmand’s version of a modular drill, KitchenAid’s cordless hand blender with a 12V Li-Ion battery means freedom, versatility, and a mean batch of mashed potatoes. $350 (★) Aston Martin and Silver Cross Stroller The Brits might call it a “baby buggy”, but this stroller’s…