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Keen's Cimarron II sandal takes you from rocky riverbeds to rolling hillsides.
Keen's Cimarron II sandal takes you from rocky riverbeds to rolling hillsides.

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CARRY IT

Even the most directionally astute nature lover can use some guidance. Find your way out of the woods with Garmin's GPSMAP 62. Released this summer, the handheld navigator has a sunlight-readable colour screen that displays detailed topographic, marine and road maps, and a sensitive quad helix antenna that gets reception even in deep canyons and thick forests. Take care when traversing lakes and rivers: The device is splash proof, but it doesn't float. $360; www.mec.ca

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PACK IT

Don't leave home without Coghlan's handy Survival Kit in a Can. Tightly packed in a waterproof sardine tin, the kit contains 38 life-saving items, including a compass, fire starter, waterproof matches and matchbook, antiseptic swabs, a signal whistle, tea bag and first-aid pamphlet. Imaginative adventurers can put their MacGyver skills to the test with the chewing gum, fishing line and twist ties. $13.99; www.coghlans.com

WEAR IT

Here's an amphibious shoe that doesn't stay soggy all day. Keen's Cimarron II sandal takes you from rocky riverbeds to rolling hillsides with a drainable outsole that can grip slippery surfaces. It also has quick-dry, breathable mesh underlays and patented toe protection to guard against injury. The slim design won't weigh you down, helping your feet navigate from wet to dry without missing a step. $110; www.keencanada.ca.

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