I am a veterinary student. When I have time, I love being outdoors and exploring with my dogs. My favorite things to do are hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and camping.
Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15 Down Sleeping Bag
Roxy Ann rox my camping world
I love Big Agnes sleeping bags. They’re super soft and comfy and I love the fact that you can zip them up with a another sleeping bag with the zipper on the opposite side for the nights you want to cuddle with your partner. The Roxy Ann down sleeping bag is light weight and easy to compress when packing it in my backpack. The sleeping bag has held up in weather as low as 30ish degrees F. If it gets below that, it gets pretty chilly even though it’s rated for 15 degrees. I usually carry an extra liner if I know I’m going to be camping in weather that’s lower than 30F or put hot water in a Nalgene at the bottom of my bag. One of my favorite features is being able to stuff the sleeping pad into the compartment attached to the sleeping bag so when I toss and turn, I don’t fall off my sleeping pad. There’s really not much material on the bottom of the sleeping bag where the sleeping pad can get stuffed into. Perhaps why I don’t think it keeps you warm below 30F.
Ruffwear Hi & Lite Dog Harness
One sturdy harness
I bought this harness for my dog because she started having neck pain. The veterinarian said, “No collars.” The quality is superb. There’s a nice cushion on the underside and backside parts of the harness. It’s comfortable as my dog will even sleep with it. It’s not constricting at all. I like that the underside and top are broad and not narrow as most harnesses are. The two spots of leash attachment is very helpful if she’s on a long leash, I use the back D-ring and if she’s on a short leash for walks, I use the front cord/plastic D-ring. If she’s really in a pulling mood, I use a leash that can attach to both rings for more control.
Ruffwear Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack
Great pack for the puppers
I’ve had this hiking pack for my 40 lb dog for years. It’s gotten a little dirty over the years, but it’s held up to her running past rocks, bushes, and even into water. I’ve also rigged it so she can carry her own sleeping pad on the top to go backpacking. The pockets are huge and spacious. Just remember, a dog should only carry about 10% or less of their weight on their backs.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket - Women's
My favorite piece of clothing
I absolutely love my Nano puff jacket. It packs light, is not bulky when wearing it and is the only jacket I need to keep me warm in 50 + degree weather. If the weather is cooler than 50, I usually just wear a light fleece under it. I’ve taken it backpacking, to other countries, just to walk around at night. You name it! This jacket is perfect and I always recommend it to people. Highly, highly recommended!
Osprey Fairview 40L Backpack - Women's
🙌 Fairview 40L
I love my Fairview 40L pack. I mostly use this on week trips in different states and have used it to on 10-14 day trips in South East Asia. It’s the perfect bag for carry on, as it fits even the domestic flights in SEA. It has made me become very minimalistic when it comes to packing. The straps are extremely comfortable and stow away neatly when not needed. I would buy this over and over and over again.
Osprey Aura AG 65 L Backpack
Love my Aura!
I’ve had my Aura since 2014. I’ve taken it on multiple backpacking trips, overseas, and recently to South Africa. The straps are heavily padded making it very comfortable to carry heavy loads for long periods of time. There’s great back support. Overall, a great pack made by a great company. Highly recommended!
Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash, Reflective Dog Leash
Great leash for walking in crowded areas and backpacking in off-leash areas.
The leash is made of high quality material. I have the short version of the leash and use it to walk my pups around in crowded areas where I don’t want too much length to the leash. It’s light and easy to roll up and put in my pocket. I’ve had it for a few years now and it still looks like I just bought it. I’ve also taken it backpacking in areas where dogs are allowed off-leash. If there’s other people or dogs approaching us, I’ll clip my dogs in until we get past them and then I unclip them and put the leashes in my side pockets.