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Ways to save for your next adventure:
- Rakuten: A program that gives you cash back on qualifying online purchases.
- Honey: A plug-in for your browser that automatically searches the Web for coupon codes for you.
- Rover: Is there a better way to make extra cash than to spend your days with new furry friends? Not that I’ve ever heard of.
Just for fun:
- Stitchfix! I’m a sucker for new clothes, and getting a Stitchfix box in the mail makes me feel like I’m receiving a birthday present from a friend. Check it out and get a $25 credit on me.
- The Wanderful Soul. I met this talented lady on Instagram, and I love her unique, nature-inspired prints. A portion of her proceeds also always goes to organizations that support land preservation and the protection of historical sites. Use my code – AUDIPAYNE – for 15% off your order.
- WordPress. Want to start your own website on WordPress? Use this link for a $25 credit.
- Home to Roost Co. This is my dear friend Beth’s Etsy shop. She and her partner own a small farm in Western NY (where I am from!) and all their farmhouse-inspired decor is handmade at their farm. She’s got a really cute “The mountains are calling” sign in her shop!
- Proof Sunglasses. Based in Boise, Idaho, Proof Eyewear makes really cool wooden, acetate, and aluminum sunglasses, and for every pair bought, they put $10 toward their Do Good fund to better the world. Use my link for $20 off your order of $60 or more.
- Fabletics! I spend the majority of my free time in workout clothes, so OF COURSE I want these workout clothes to be cute and fun! I love Fabletics for keeping up with the trends, offering clothing for all body types, and for allowing me to be a little more fun and feminine whether I’m out on a hike, in the climbing gym, or practicing yoga at home. Check out their ‘VIP’ program for awesome deals and new outfit choices each month.
Gear list: What’s in my backpacking kit:
- Sleeping bag: Used the Kelty Cosmic Down and Sea to Summit Traveler 55 on the AT, now have a Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20 F Down, which is supposed to be among the lightest and warmest on the market.
- Sleeping bag liner: Sea to Summit sleeping bag liner. (I sleep cold!).
- Tent: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2.
- Sleeping pad: Had a Thermarest Prolite Women’s on the AT (which was lovely but a little heavy for backpacking), now have a Thermarest NeoAir Xlite.
- Emergency GPS device: Garmin inReach mini. This device gives me access to the outside world, specifically Search and Rescue, when I don’t have cell service. With certain subscription plans, you can even text people with this device!
- Rain jacket: Had an L.L. Bean one on the AT and now have a Marmot PreCip.
- Stove: MSR Pocket Rocket.
- Dry bags: Sea to Summit.
- Hiking boots: Oboz Sawtooth Lows.
- Trowel: Tentlab Deuce of Spades.
- Kula cloth (pee cloth). An artistic and more sustainable alternative to toilet paper!
- Portable phone battery charger: Anker.
- Octopus tripod: For taking photos! Maybe that’s just me. 😉
- Trekking poles: Black Diamonds.
- Headlamp: Black Diamond Astro.
- Socks: Darn Toughs.
- Underwear: Ex Officios.
- Camp shoes: Teva Women’s Original Universal Sandals.
- Other: clothes (quick drying/ layers!), pillow, sunglasses, hand sanitizer, bug spray, sun hat, sunscreen, personal hygiene items, small sponge, knife, trail map, gloves, hat, etc.