Cold weather can be a deterrent for any avid outdoors person but it doesn’t have to be with the right gear.


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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

This amazing personal water filtration device is compact, easy to use and perfect for any daypack, bugout bag or long distance hiking setup. Even if you're packing in all of the water you need, the LifeStraw weighs in at just 2oz and serves as the perfect backup plan should anything unexpectedly compromise your supply. Each LifeStraw is built to filter out bacteria, parasites and microplastics from 1,000 gallons of water (and that's just the minimum!) to keep you hydrated on your adventures. Plus, for every LifeStraw purchased, a child in need of clean water will be given safe drinking water for an entire school year which makes it even harder to pass up.


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Coghlan's Solid Fuel Tablets 72 Pack

Solid fuel tablets are a must-have for any outdoor adventure for so many reasons. Each tablet is easily ignitable, non-toxic and can be used for boiling water, cooking-up a simple backpacking meal or as a firestarter (which, admittedly, is what I keep them on-hand for). If you aren't familiar with Coghlan's and prefer to stick with a name that many backpackers swear by you can always snag some Esbit Tablets.

Buy it: Coghlan's


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ColdPruf Women's Quest Performance Base Layer Leggings

I'll come right out and admit that for about 90% of the winter, whether I am headed to work, out with friends or hitting a trail with my dog, I will be wearing a base layer. A good base layer is built to keep you warm and dry while remaining light and stylish enough to be worn casually or beneath your clothing. These particular leggings wick perspiration away from your body and dry quickly while minimizing odor and odor-causing bacteria on the fabric (which means you can sleep in them, wake up in them and hit the trail again without feeling gross).

Buy it: ColdPruf


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Premium Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad

Play hard and sleep even harder... but only if you have the right gear and accessories while catching Zs away from the comfort of your own bed. For just $20, this self-inflating sleeping pad is an absolute steal AND it's backed by a 12-month warranty that makes the whole deal that much sweeter. This 1.5" thick pad of ergonomic bliss is compact and weighs in at just 2.2lbs, making it a great choice for car or backcountry camping.

Buy it: GREENTEC USA

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