Fem Finds – Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 5, 2010      

OR is always fun, especially if you like shopping as much as me. I embrace my assignment to search out interesting stuff while Lou talks tech with his cohorts. Boys, if you are reading this, time to buff out your gift list you’ve been developing for that special someone.

One of my long time fantasies has been to stuff a hammock in my pack and hike off into the wilderness for a night under the stars. Now I’m set to go thanks to Byer of Maine. Their 54″ x 84″ Easy Traveler hammock has a fully integrated hanging system, weighs less than 16 oz and fits in a bag that’s the size of a sandwich. Can hardly wait to string it between two aspens to test it out. That is if Lou quits running his chainsaw for a moment…

Next I found J.R. Liggett’s Ultra Balanced Bar. A shampoo bar that can also be used as body and fabric soap, it is made with jojoba and almond oil, and no detergents so it doesn’t strip naturals oils which eliminates the need for conditioner. I used it this morning and I was surprised that my fine wispy hair has the same body and shine as if I would have loaded it with conditioner. In this age of restrictive air travel baggage rules, Liggett’s versatile bar soap will simplify packing.

All Good Goop caught my eye. In our dry, high alpine desert environment, it’s an on going quest to find a balm for dry cracked skin. Elemental Herbs is made with organic and sustainably sourced ingredients from a farm in Morro Bay, a town close to my heart since I’m an alumni of Cal Poly. Goop smells heavenly and absorbs well. I’ll be back at their booth to check out their other products.

By now, more later.


One Response to “Fem Finds – Outdoor Retailer Trade Show”

  1. Jim August 6th, 2010 1:12 pm

    The Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock is a superlight 7 oz hammock, easy to set up. Better for smaller persons.

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