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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: What to Get the Weekend Warrior

Finds for your next exciting trek and DIY project

By Eric Mutrie

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1 WHAT A CATCH-ALL

Vitra’s lightweight plastic caddy offers a place to store desk accessories, sewing supplies or fishing tackle. Dividers separate lures, sinkers and floats. $70, at Quasi Modo

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2 OUT THE DOOR

A rugged foyer storage unit for the avid thrill-seeker who is always rushing out the door. This salvaged wood-and-black-metal shelf’s row of hooks gives you a place to hang your hat – or your motorcycle helmet – until your next adventure. $185, at jmandsons.ca

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3 NAILED IT

Whether you’re building a shed or hanging a painting, this slick tool is ready for the job. Estwing forges the head, neck and handle tang from a single piece of steel. $35, at Lee Valley Tools

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4 SOUND SLEEP

Helinox’s camping cot is ideal for anyone who’d rather spend the night in a sleeping bag than in a bed. The comfortable, easy-to-assemble stretcher weighs only two kilograms. $315, at Mountain Equipment Co-Op

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5 MAKE AN IMPRESSION

Once dorky, galoshes are now hip cold-weather wear. These toasty wool Valenki boots include two sets of clip-on rubber overshoes. The soles stamp local startup Love Winter’s playful brand name in the snow. $250, at lovewinter.com

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6 PARK PASTIMES

Too restless to enjoy a good park nap? Bring this bocce set along to amp  up your next nature outing. Nine etched resin balls and a score sheet fit tidily inside the canvas carrying case. $150, at Crate & Barrel


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