Salmon Jerky to 'Puffy' Winter Hats: Last-Minute Gift Ideas

This month, for Scouting magazine’s December issue, GearJunkie collaborated with the publication to assemble a quick gift guide, the “Gift ideas for the savvy outdoors enthusiasts on your list.” Scouting is the magazine for the Scout leaders, not the boys, so these gift ideas are mainly oriented toward grownups. But anyone (Scouts or not) on your list might appreciate the gear below, all of it GearJunkie tested and approved. —Stephen Regenold

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Yaktrax Pro Crampons — Strap these on to any winter footwear for immediate grip on ice and snow. Great low-cost gift idea. $30. Purchase gift/More info

Suunto Core fitness watch — Ultimate outdoor-exerciser watch, including features from heart-rate monitor to an altimeter. Built to last. $299. Purchase gift/More info

Sea to Summit ‘Ultra-Sil’ Dry Daypack — Full-size daypack with waterproof roll-top closure. Frame-less pack body can fold up and stow away tiny in a pants pocket when not in use. $45. Purchase gift/More info

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Puff daddy! Down-insulated hat advertised as “world’s warmest”

Patagonia Wild Salmon Jerky — Fine fish jerky from an apparel maker… it’s good, trust us. Sourced sustainably with “selective-harvest” techniques to ensure long-term healthy fish populations. $12.50 a pack. Purchase gift/More info

Petzl Nao Headlamp — New-school headlamp auto-adjusts its beam and brightness as per the needed light in any outdoor venue. $175. Purchase gift/More info

Black Rock Down Hat — Light and puffy, this down-stuffed piece is sold as the “world’s warmest winter hat” for its weight. $65. Purchase gift/More info

BioLite Stove — Charge your gadgets, boil a pot of water. That’s the premise from this electricity-generating camp stove. $129. Purchase gift/More info

—See the full story, “Gift ideas for the savvy outdoors enthusiasts on your list,” on Scouting magazine here.

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