Whether you’re a thrill seeker shopping for yourself, a worried parent trying to protect your baby, a best friend looking to help a buddy shred it up, or a tagalong seeking some extra comfort, the best thing about the gift of outdoor gear is that it serves all those purposes simultaneously. These are the best adventuring gifts money can buy.
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Everything old is new again
There was a time, believe it or not, when you could walk into an REI and buy camping gear without boning up on terminology — what the hell is cuben fiber?! — ahead of time. Feeling nostalgic?
For pressing needs in the outback
There’s nothing like the great outdoors, and for your money, that first cup of coffee on a cool wilderness morning is as good as it gets. But such serenity is easily undermined by a flat, bitter cup of instant coffee. Your delicate French press doesn’t really fit in the woods, but that shouldn’t keep you…
Gourmet kitchen in nature's motel
Just because you can’t (or won’t) lug your Calphalons along with you doesn’t mean your bivouac has to be barren of cookware. At least not with a set of GSI Outdoor cookware like the Pinnacle Base Camper ($110). Built with durability and easy stowability in mind, the set includes everything you need for your next…
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Everything tastes better when you’re camping. Whether it’s that first cup of coffee on a chilly morning or the last spoonful of chili at night, if you make it over a campfire or had to carry it in on your back, it’s all the more satisfying. That’s why I’m all for carrying a good cook…