Even more cool new outdoor gear for the winter of 2018

On the ice or nestled by the fire, you’ll appreciate this frame-worthy fish, cultural cookbook, second skin and beefy blade

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BEEFY BLADES

Browning’s Bush Craft line of hardy fixed-blade knives has been designed with outdoorsfolk in mind. Made for survival situations, the all-purpose Ultra (US$39.99) sports a 4 1/6-inch drop/skinner blade, while the drop-point Ignite (US$59.99) comes with a carbide fire starter. Then there’s the 15-inch Camp (US$39.99) for heavy-duty camp duties and the drop-point Combo (US$49.99) with a handy penlight. 

Learn more: Browning, 1-800-333-3288; www.browning.com

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FRAMEWORTHY FISH

Winner of Best Giftware honours at the 2017 ICAST trade show, the Fish Print Shop creates stunning pen-and-ink prints (US$132 to US$276) replicating the exact size of trophy catches. A great alternative to taxidermy, each print includes pertinent details of the prized fish, including its weight, length and when and where it was caught.

Learn more: Fish Print Shop, (309) 635-9820; www.prints.fish

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SECOND SKIN

Made with moisture-wicking material, Under Armour’s UA Base Extreme Leggings and UA Base Extreme ¼ Zip Long-Sleeve Shirt ($104.99 each) promise to help keep you warm and dry during your winter outdoor pursuits. Both feature anti-odour technology and four-way stretch panels that “add stretch and dump excess heat.”

Learn more: Under Armour, 1-888-666-1182; www.underarmour.com

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CULTURAL COOKING

Complete with great food photography, Cooking With the Wolfman: Indigenous Fusion ($27.99) offers a healthy dose of First Nations cuisine and culture. Co-authored by chef David Wolfman, a member of B.C.’s Xaxli’p First Nation, and his wife, Marlene Finn, the book features more than 100 recipes, many with wild fish and game, as well as myriad traditional Aboriginal food preparation techniques.

Learn more: Douglas & McIntyre, 1-800-667-2988; www.douglas-mcintyre.com