Stuff We’re Into This Week – October 22, 2018
Another week, more cool stuff that we’re into. What stuff are you into? Maybe we’d be into it too? Let us know, and maybe your stuff will be on our list next week
1.Climbing The Camporate Ladder
Is there anything cooler than a rooftop tent? I can’t tell you how often I am driving around town, see someone with a rooftop tent and think to myself ‘Man, that guy must have a really cool life.’ Aside from looking awesome, they are also incredibly convenient to setup and keep you off the cold, wet ground and away from bears. A few of our favorites are Roofnest, Yakima, and Tepui. If you have a vehicle that can support one, and a couple of people inside it, we highly recommend you check them out and elevate your camping asap.
2. Not Sucking
Anytime I bring up not using straws as a way to help the planet, I’m typically met with an eye roll and some form of the statement ‘yeah, sure. That’s going to save the world from environmental ruin’. Now I’m not a brain scientist or anything, but I do know that it’s a very small thing that will not inconvenience your life in any way and will have a positive impact on the amount of plastics in our oceans, however small. An easy way to continue your latte sucking lifestyle and do your part is to buy a reusable straw. Get a few in fun colors to match your outfits or the cup colors of your favorite coffee joint. However you do it, the planet thanks you.
3. Gear Rescue is Sew Cool!
Looks like we have a theme going here but as Patagonia says on their Worn Wear site ‘As individual consumers, the single best thing we can do for the planet is to keep our stuff in use longer. This simple act of extending the life of our garments through proper care and repair reduces the need to buy more over time—thereby avoiding the CO2 emissions, waste output and water usage required to build it.’ Again, we’re not rocket surgeons or anything, but sounds logical enough to us. Whether its repairing ripped gear with NoSo Patches, catching the Worn Wear truck, or just putting a little duct tape on it, just make it last longer. You’ll have more money to spend on snacks too.
4. Getting Mugged
If you ever see me out in the wild, sleeping in the tent, don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee. Seriously. Don’t do it. And if you’re anything like me, the process of getting the morning joe needs to be as fast and simple as possible. Not always an easy task in the remote woods of God knows where. Lucky for us, there are companies out there working to save people like us from the inevitable rage blackouts that come from lack of caffination. And there is a little something for everyone like the simplicity of a Steeped Coffee bag, or the pour over Libra Coffee for the coffee connoisseur. Whatever you choose, make your day a little more brewtiful.
5. The Canadian Rockies
Having recently visited our neighbor to the north and it’s many turquoise-hued, glacier fed lakes, we can honestly say that it is one of the most blue-tiful places on Earth. And with the snow starting to fall, the Instagold has only just begun. If you’re feeling real basic you can stick to the old standby’s like Lake Louise or Lake Moraine, or dive deeper into places like Yoho and Kootenay National Parks or Kananaskis Country. Are you going to have a great time in all of these places? Cana-DUH!