My Outdoor Gear


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Osprey Women’s Skimmer 30 Day Pack

I love my Skimmer on day hikes.  There is plenty of room and plenty of pockets, both big and small.  The small pockets are perfect for storing things you need quickly.  They are right on top and shallow, so important items don’t get lost in the bottom of your bag.  The pocket on the waist belt is where I store my keys and small Swiss Army knife.  It also comes with a hydration reservoir, but I have yet to use it.


Keen Hiking Boots

I love my Keen boots!  I go for a mid-height boot like this one.  They are super comfortable, and the toe protection is exactly what I need as I trip over just about everything.  I end up wearing these all winter long too.  So these are not just for the trail for me!


Convertible Hiking Pants

I cannot recommend convertible hiking pants like these enough.  Pants for when it’s chilly out in the morning, zip off the legs to make shorts as it warms up in the afternoons.  I’ve already convinced three people to buy them.



I don’t have these Keen sandals, but I do have a different brand.  These Keens are on my wish list.  These are great for playing in the river or the lake.  I also use mine as a camp shoe so my feet can breathe after being in my hiking shoes all day.  They still have the toe guard, which I still need around camp.  Wearing flip flops usually ment I poked my toe on a branch or cactus.  My son had a pair that he wore all summer long.  We will all be getting a pair this coming summer!