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Provisions: Guide to things you may need on your travels

This lightweight Salomon jacket is perfect for hitting the trails in spring, when light rain and wind can hit.
This lightweight Salomon jacket is perfect for hitting the trails in spring, when light rain and wind can hit. Salomon

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

Buy

Solomon Fast Wing

Jacket

$110; www.salomon.com

We are into spring, during which (theoretically, in Northern California) wind and rain can pop up capriciously when you’re on the trail. Well, maybe just wind. Anyway, this is the perfect light-weight shell for trail runners or hikers – with a hoodie, to boot. It’s light, repels light rain and scrunches up and fits in its own chest pocket if you don’t need it.

Buy

Victorinox Swiss Army RangerWood Damast Knife

$300; www.swissarmy.com

With a handle made from walnut, this knife was “limited edition” for 2015, but you can still purchase it. Outside magazine calls it the best Swiss Army Knife you can take on camping trips. The magazine raves over a wavy blade made by “hammer-welding strips of iron and steel during forging.”

The List

“Eight most common travel scams in Europe”

www.smartertravel.com

1. Tire puncturing in Italy

2. False charity petitions in France

3. Fake entry fees in Spain

4. Impersonating a police officer in the Czech Republic

5. Counterfeit money in Hungary

6. Distraction scams in the Netherlands

7. Extortionate bills in Croatia

8. Phony taxi drivers in Poland

Compiled by Sam MManis/smcmanis@sacbee.com

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