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Here are all the gotta-get-it items for  savvy outdoor fanatics this holiday season.
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Steal these training moves from three top Olympians
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To get into character, actor Andy Serkis, a.k.a. King Kong, sought out some ideal coaches: the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
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Big-Cat Biologist Alan Rabinowitz
Photo Gallery: Mongolia

Road Trip: Puerto Rico
Winter Weekend Getaways
Ski Vacation Almanac

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Paddling Croatia
Climbing Icebergs
Jaguars in Belize

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Gear Gift Ideas: Contourwear Travel Apparel Kit         Text and photograph by Steve Casimiro
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Contourwear Travel Apparel Kit

Illustration: Best Gear SealIt isn't cheap, but the women's Contourwear Adventure
Travel Pack
($506; takes the misery out of choosing a travel wardrobe. The seven pieces in the kit
combine to create 35 outfits, all of which were designed by women to look good in any circumstance. Items include two pairs of pants, two tops, a convertible skirt, a vest, and a zip-up blouse, all in nylon or more technical Schoeller fabrics.

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