What I Use
Feel free to utilize this page as your personal shopping guide! Whether you’re :
• Planning a trip and have no idea what to pack
• Looking to upgrade or replace an item of yours
• Or simply wanting to learn about a product I own, use, or love
This hefty DSLR camera is best for anyone looking to expand their skills and capture high-quality photo and video.
Nikon 18-55mm Lens
This lens is pretty basic, and is often the one attached to my camera for the everyday outing.
Nikon 55-200mm Lens
This zoom lens is great for getting even closer to your subject and capturing detail.
My Mac is my God-send. It runs this blog and holds all of my photos while performing quickly and seamlessly.
MeFoto Backpacker Tripod
Lightweight and compacts down to just 12.6 inches! This tripod is great for travel and outdoor adventures.
Olympus Stylus 7010
With 12 MP and excellent macro capabilities, it’s easy to see why this is my go-to point and shoot.
Pelican 1010 Micro Case
This Pelican case is waterproof and perfectly protects the Olympus Stylus 7010, keeping it from damage.
GoPro HERO4 Silver
This GoPro is by far the best device for capturing HD video, photos, time lapses, and underwater shots.
GoPro 3-Way Mount
Super versatile, this GoPro accessory can be used as a camera grip, extension arm, or tripod.
The iPhone 6 is user-friendly, has an excellent camera, and is essential to my blog, photography, and travel planning.
LifeProof Frē Waterproof Case
This case is waterproof up to 6.6 feet for an hour! Dirt proof, snow proof, and shock proof as well!
Marmot Limelight Tent
I personally don’t yet own this tent, but I rented one in Denali and fell in love quickly.
Kelty Ignite Sleeping Bag
With 600 fill DriDown and a 20° F temp rating, this sleeping bag will keep you warm and cozy.
Thermarest NeoAir Sleeping Pad
This inflatable pad offers incredible warmth and comfort and is as packable as a water bottle!
This quick-dry antibacterial towel can also be used as a beach blanket or yoga mat!
LL Bean White Mountain Pack
Currently I’m looking to upgrade, but this pack has seen me through years of adventures and remains sturdy!
Osprey Mira 34 Daypack
This pack has a women-specific fit, is super comfortable, and includes a camelback for easy hydrating.
Osprey Dry Bags
These waterproof bags keep your gear, clothing, and travel items organized and protected.
Jetboil Flash Stove
This personal cooking system lights with the click of a button and heats your meal up quickly!
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
I once had a nocturnal owl research job, and 3 weeks in, this powerful headlamp showed no signs of slowing down or leaving me in the dark.
Silva Ranger Compass
As much as I love those vintage-looking compasses, this one has been the easiest to use and the most precise.
Leatherman Juice S2
This multitool is perfect for women. It even has full-size scissors and a bottle opener!
Stainless Steel Enamel Coffee Mug
Any coffee mug would make me happy, but nothing brings back childhood camping memories like this one does.
Marmot Highland Down Jacket
This water-resistant 700 fill down jacket is actually a men’s, but the small fits me fine. Its kept me really warm, even in the Arctic!
Columbia Arcadia II Rain Jacket
This lightweight waterproof jacket does a great job at keeping me dry, and it’s packable into a hand pocket!
Marmot ThermalClime Pro Base Layer
Breathable, comfortable, and cute, what’s not to love about this base layer?! Plus it manages sweat while keeping you warm.
Marmot ThermalClime Pro Tight Base Layer
This wick-away base layer has tight in the name, but its stretchy and comfortable material allows you fluid mobility.
Marmot Skyline Insulated Pants
These pants are waterproof and insulated to keep you dry and warm. Tailored to provide a flattering profile.
SOREL Caribou Boots
SOREL has a number of must-have shoes for adventurers. These waterproof Caribou boots are perfect for heavy snow situations.
Timberland Norwood Mid Hiking Boots
These waterproof leather hiking boots are ideal for dog walks, forging mountain streams, or anything in between!
Darn Tough Wool Socks
These socks have excellent durability, but if you do manage to put a hole in them, you can send them back and receive a free new pair!
Icebreaker Wool Beanie
I’m obsessed with beanies, and Icebreaker makes sure I can be stylish and warm on my outdoor adventures.
Favorite Travel Items
S’well bottles keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12! Plus, they’re eco-conscious and help charities!
LUSH Solid Shampoo
LUSH’s solid shampoo is long lasting and nearly all choices are Vegan. And perfect for traveling as they won’t burst in your luggage!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
This instant film camera is a creative and fun way to capture travel memories. Comes in 7 colors.