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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman

While spending a week in a tent with the outdoorsman would be generous, these camp essentials make equally great gifts.

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Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers. The little things: extras, last-minute goodies, the old standbys. There’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.

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Exotac fireSLEEVE
Because ruining your lighter in the rain means no hot dinner. $15
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Sanborn Canoe Cedar Firestarters
Because an outdoorsman never has enough fire starters. $8
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Lifestraw
Because being without potable water on the trail is a matter of life and death. $20
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Humangear Gobites Trio
Because roughing it doesn’t have to be that rough. $14
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America’s Great Hiking Trails
Because every adventurer dreams of hiking the AT. $34
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Meru
Because he needs to see the greatest mountaineering ascent of our lifetime. $20
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‘Avaunt’ Magazine
Because tales of adventure fuel the fire of every explorer. ~$26
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Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
Because adventures rarely end when the sun goes down. $20+
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Cabela’s Deluxe Fly-Tying Kit with Case
Because nothing compares to catching a hungry rainbow on your own fly. $35
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Buck Knives Folding Hunter Knife
Because heirloom-quality knives don’t have to break the bank. $39
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Gobi Gear Hoboroll
Because bringing that extra base layer could mean the difference between comfort and misery. $40
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NITE IZE Gear Line Organization System
Because keeping your gear organized is imperative. $12
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The Gear Patrol Magazine
Because Issue #1 features renowned climber Conrad Anker, the world’s best American rodeo bullfighter, heli-skiing in the Selkirks, and more. $20
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From the GP Store: Selkirks Print
Because it’s way cheaper than a heli-skiing ticket, but scratches the itch. $100
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From the GP Store: Askov Finlayson × GP Wool Knit Hat
Because keeping one’s head cold (and repping GP colors) is an important thing. $45

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