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There’s No Such Thing As the Great Indoors

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Inspiring words on the inside of Cairn’s October box! Based on some of my hotel experiences I can’t agree whole heartedly but still like the motto. And this month’s box had some items to help make that possible.

The star of the show, in my opinion, was the Mountainsmith Hemp Cooler Tube ($25). Slightly smaller than a yoga mat roll and about the size of a fly fishing rod travel case, it holds 6 cans. Haven’t tried it out, but it seems like the distributed weight might be easier than hauling a lunch bag with cans, but we’ll see.

Cairn box review October contents hemp cooler tube

The Joshua Tree Winter Stick ($7) will be perfect for wind chapped and sunburned skin for upcoming frolics in snow. And while I dislike getting food samples in my beauty boxes I am interested in the, usually healthy, edibles in sporty boxes. So looking forward to trying the Ally’s Bar Original Sweet Potato bar ($3.50) on my next hike (or long layover).

Cairn box review October Allys Bar sweet potato

The Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Tattoos ($5) are a fun fix for tears in my jackets though I would have preferred an animal over a man-imal.

Cairn box review October gear aid tattoos

The Backpacker Magazine Fall/Winter Gear Guide ($7) was the disappointment. Not that it’s not useful, but it’s something I could have come across or sought out on my own.

Cairn box review October Backpacker Magazine fall winter gear guide

I can’t resist a shameless plug, if you are interested in signing up, please tell them Keri Anderson at keri@heelsfirsttravel.com sent you.

Cairn boxes run $25 a month. They do have a loyalty program of sorts. Earn 250 points and get a free box. You get 25 points for completing your profile and 25 points per box you review. Getting a friend to sign up gives you 100 points.

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