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The chill of winter may be upon us, but it does not mean that your sense of adventure has to also grow cold. Instead, take this holiday season to stock up on some of your favorite outdoor gear so that you can be ready when spring and summer arrive next year! Below are just a few of the most popular outdoor activities and the gear that you will need to master each one:

1. Camping - Camping has been a favorite pastime of Americans for decades and the interest is certainly not dying down. In fact, the average camper in 2012 went on 5 camping trips that year and 67 percent of them actually used public campgrounds. Camping is a great way to be at one with nature and live on the land. Whether you camp in a camper or hike in with backpacks, camping is relaxing and fun way to adventure. Nearly 75 percent of of all camping trips are taken with friends and family, which make them that much more memorable. The next time you visit your local sporting goods store, make sure you take a look at their camping gear. From tents and sleeping bags to headlamps to stoves, camping gear comes in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs.

2. Fishing - Fishing is another outdoor sport that thousands of Americans love to take part in. Fly fishing and regular fishing alike are enjoyed by many and require certain levels of skill. Some sporting good stores even have whole sections devoted to fishing equipment. Fishing apparel and equipment, like many other sporting goods can be extremely expensive, but lucky for the public many big brands have made the items more affordable.

3. Rock Climbing - Rock climbing is a sport that has been championed by many over the last decade and it has been very popular in recent years. So much so that you cannot hardly see a gym in America that does not have their own rock climbing simulator wall. Rock climbing may seem like an extreme sport, but it is an incredibly good cardiovascular workout and core builder. You can find all the rock climbing gear you might need at your local sporting goods store.

Sporting goods outlets and stores will have the adventure clothing and gear for year round excitement. Whether you are snowshoeing in a national park, fly fishing in your nearby canyon, or camping in a public campground you should stop at your local sporting goods store before you head out. You’ll be glad you did!