Thanks, Cairn. You’re the best personal shopper ever
I’ve been on the Carin mailing list for a few years now and I LOVE it. If you have not checked it out you should. It’s one of those membership boxes where they send you something relevant to your interests every month for a nominal fee. In this case, $30. I think it’s totally worth it – some people have a Starbucks habit, mine is gear.
Every month you get a mystery box with contents valued at over $30 retail, and it’s a great way to build your gear collection in ways you never knew you needed. I have been able to make use of pretty much everything; I swear, when I packed for the Boundary Waters my pack was like a runway model for the Carin box. Even stuff I hung on to thinking it would be a good gift for someone else, I found myself selecting it for the trip.
I wish I was getting a free box for this shameless plug, but I’m not – I just think it’s a highlight to my month. A lot of people ask me how i acquired the gear I’m using or how i discovered it – it’s Carin. Always Carin. I figured it was high time I threw it out there
Anyway, I hope you find it useful, and as always, thank you for sharing this story with me