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Staying Warm, Cool, and Alive

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This month’s Cairn box was quite fun, and even somehow reminded me I was a child of the 90’s.

Cairn box review January 2015 contents

The Eco Vessel Double Barrel Mug ($20) holds coffee, tea, soda, or craft brew making sure it stays hot or cold. Perfect for those chilly fall or spring mornings out on the porch. 🙂

Cairn box review January 2015 eco vessel double barrel

With all the long flights I take I’m always looking for great lip balms, so eager to try the Elemental Herbs All Good Lips SPF 15 Original ($3.50).
Cairn box review January 2015 elemental herbs lip balmAnd this lively bandana is definitely going right in my backpack. The McGovern & Co Wilderness Survival Bandana ($12) is UPF 35+ AND it has lots of tips if you get into trouble on the trail. Yellow isn’t really my color but this is a cool idea. Maybe I should do a version on what to do if your flight is cancelled?

Cairn box review January 2015 survival bandana

And last but not least, the throwback to my childhood. Remember when slap bracelets were a thing? Well, this has a slightly more useful purpose. The Nite Ize LED SlapLit ($12) provides a red glow to keep you visible while active at night and “the red light won’t kill your night vision.”

Cairn box review January 2015 slaplit

Even though I’m not a super outdoorsy person, I love the Cairn boxes (most months). They inspire me to aspire to get out there on the trail more and often make good gifts for my friends who are already there. As a reader commented on an earlier post, these are definitely not for the true enthusiast.

Boxes run $25 a month, less with a 6 or 12 month subscription. They do have a loyalty program of sorts, you can earn points towards a free box by filling out a short survey every month and by referring friends. So if you do decide to try them out, I’d love it if you mentioned keri@heelsfirsttravel.com sent you.

The mountains are calling and I must go — John Muir 

 

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