I’m a mom of three, born and raised in Alaska. This instilled in me a love of the outdoors. I try to hike or snowshoe nearly every weekend (if I’m not skiing) and take my kids with me as much as they’ll allow. I love hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and backpacking, no matter the weather.
GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier
Love This Filter!
This filter is my favorite of the ones I have. I use it to fill up my larger bottle that I carry with me. It took me a bit to get my technique down to use it most effectively but it’s worth it. Easy and quick to filter lots of water for immediate drinking.
Osprey Kyte 36 Backpack
Great Pack for Short Trips
I use this pack for 1-2 night trips. Much longer than that, especially in the winter, and you would run out of room (unless you’re a master at packing ). It has lots of compartments and pockets, including a side zip for easy access to your pack without having to completely unpack it. I’m pretty short but was able to adjust it to fit my torso nicely. It’s definitely my go-to pack!