I'm passionate about sharing my love for the outdoors with anyone who wants to know more. I'm a "gear junkie" and "gram weenie". I'm currently living in Northern Ontario and am working on covering as many trails in this province as humanly possible, while still working fulltime and being a single mom.
Fjällräven Keb Trousers
Best Outdoor Pants Around
I cannot say enough great things about the these pants. Fjallraven put a lot of thought into making these. They are extreme on features: 🔹 G1000 waterproof material where you need it and stretch material where you don't want the extra bulk or heat 🔹 Air vents on the side of both thighs and calves 🔹 Boot clips that face outward to avoid accidentally catching bare toenails 🔹 Pockets in all the right places, with inetrior pockets within 🔹 Adjustable ankles straps to help keep the critters out 🔹 Secret hidden pockets at the knees for knee pads 🔹 Accessory belt loops along with regular belt loops 🔹 So many more.... I wouldn't suggest these for outdoor activities in the dead heat of summer unless you need the ruggedness. They are warm, but the air vents give a good air conditioned feel when needed. I would prefer some mesh at the air vents to help keep the bugs out though. These pants will very likely be the last pair of outdoor pants I will ever need to purchase. They are well worth the investment. And besides...they make you look instantly badass!
Osprey Aura AG 50L Backpack
Feels Like a Big Bear Hug
I knew I was going to have a great relationship with this pack the second I tried it on. It was the first one I was drawn to and fell in love in an instant. I tried on all others in the store but went back to this one. It truly is the most comfortable pack I have had on my back. I suffer from shoulder pain and low and mid back pain, when on long trails, and this pack has been wonderful. It's fully adjustable and comes in many sizes to fit everyone. I'll be giving it a good test next month with a week long backpacking trip so stay tuned for an update. It did me well on my last day trip of 21km. One of my favourite parts is the amount of airflow you get with the design of the back piece....no more sweaty backs! 😁 But the absolute best part.... You can't go wrong with Ospey's warrantee . I'll stand by a company that stands by their gear that well.
MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove
Small but Mighty
This stove is my tried and true favourite. It's been reliable through all situations I've thrown at it, whether backpacking in the summer or car camping in the winter. The best part.... small enough to fit in my pocket.