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Hot Hiking Gear Deals: End of Summer Clearance!

End of summer gear deals

Hello hiking friends, As summer winds up, Labor Day weekend is just around the corner.   That means it is time to grab some bargains as stores rush to make room for snowsports gear! Here are some fantastic deals to check out before you store away your summer gear: Labor Day Gear Deals REI has an …

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REI Dividend Time! $$$$$

REI Dividend

March is a very special time of year for me…a wonderful gift arrives in the mail, and it is free money.  Yes, free money.  Well, almost free.  All you need is a lifetime REI Co-op membership that costs a mere $20.  Each year in March, I get 10% of my annual spending on full priced …

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Amazing Deal – Arc’teryx on Sale!

Hi Hiking Friends, One of the highest end (and most expensive) outdoor brands, Arc’teryx, makes amazing outdoor apparel that rarely goes on sale. Currently there are over 50 Arc’teryx items on sale at REI right now. So if you’re considering an investment in a new jacket, hiking pants, or simply want to splurge on a …

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Water Purification Simple and Easy

I have tried numerous water purification devices over the years…pumps, tablets, and almost every UV lighted SteriPEN the company has developed. Hands down, my favorite is the SteriPEN Adventurer Opti. As you get ready for your summer backpacking and camping adventures, you should pick one of these up. Even if it is just for your …

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My Favorite Cool Weather Hiking Hat

My Hiking Hats

For the last 8 years, I have had one favorite cool weather hiking hat – my Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. On cool days, misty days, and even sunny days, the Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is still my go-to hat after testing many others. Why? It is all around awesome (see the Hiking Lady review) and …

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REI Coupon!

Cathedral Rocks in the distance from just beyond Taft Point

Ready to save some cash this holiday season?  If you shop early, then there are plenty of opportunities. REI is having a big sale now, and has an exclusive coupon code through November 23, 2015:  15FALLMEM.  You’ll save 20% off one full-price item and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item. What are you …

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