Whether for the outdoorsman who treks to the far ends of the earth, the weekend camper, or someone who simply spends a lot of time outside, gear is not only handy—it’s essential.
One man who knows that well is Richard Wiese: explorer, naturalist, author, and host of ABC’s Emmy Award–winning show Born to Explore. A true adventurer, who first climbed Kilimanjaro at age 11 with his dad, Wiese has been to some of the most remote places on earth, from scientific expeditions to pure, curiosity-driven exploration.
Through four seasons, Born to Explore has been filmed on six continents and taken Wiese to the far corners of 30 countries. And while there is obviously gear crucial to any expedition, as Wiese points out, “a lot of equipment goes beyond just enduring the outdoors. It’s not always about surviving it, it’s often about enjoying it. You can really enjoy the wilderness experience so much more with a few simple things.”
Looking to give the gift of gear? This holiday season, we’ve teamed with Huckberry, one of our favorite online shops, to curate the items we’ll be giving to the rough and tumble outdoorsmen in our lives. Whether they’re looking to chop down a tree or just kill time in a tent while it’s raining, there’s something for everyone.
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