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The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

It’s that time of year again. If you’re looking for the perfect budget-friendly gift for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear — we’re here to help. From the hiker just starting out to the one who already seems to own everything, there’s something fun and useful in this guide for every type of thru-hiker. And the best part? Everything on this list is under $50.

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Socks and Underwear
Accessories
Gadgets
Food
Backpack Upgrades
Trail Comfort Items
Water Filtration
Small Necessities
Books and At-Home Necessities

Continue reading the full gift guide from the editors of the Trek here.

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November 20, 2023

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Effective against a wide range of insects: Sawyer Permethrin is known to be effective against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects.

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Sawyer Products SP5432 Picaridin insect repellent spray is also very small and compact. You can easily take this insect repellent anywhere you want. This makes it an ideal option for any traveler and adventurer who wants to have a safe journey.

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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.

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