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Bush Smarts Lightweight Classic Flask
This oh-so-retro hip flask (holds 11 ounces) screams John Muir-meets-Charles Bukowski. Sure, you could clip it to your waist and use it to carry your water but, really, using a hip flask for anything other than whiskey is a waste of a stylish accessory. Remember, drink and hike responsibly.
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Repair Tape
$4.95; available at most outdoors stores
Outside magazine named this repair tape one of its best new products of 2015. It’s said to be so adhesive that you better not make a mistake and slap on the wrong spot. It’s used to stop leaky inseams on tents and other tears and pinhole plugs. It comes in four colors: clear, black, white and green.
6 Secret Cities in Europe
1. Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2. Palma (Mallorca)
3. Tallinn (Estonia)
4. Gothenburg (Sweden)
5. Naples (Italy)
6. Valletta (Malta)
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