A gift guide made for the great outdoors
Our rugged crew at the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times have created a holiday gift guide for outdoors enthusiasts.
These are some of the items we swear by and take or wear on almost every hiking or backpacking trip — and even on car-camping jaunts in certain instances.
As a bonus to you, cost-conscious shopper, these products won’t break the bank, and a few are perfect stocking stuffers for the wild ones in your family.
See the full gift guide by Kyle Odegard on the Gazette Times' website here.
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