This month’s box from Nomadik came a few days later than usual due to a “supplier issue.” It does not really matter that my box came in March or the first day of April, but it does change the publishing schedule slightly.
A bottle of ReviveX Durable Water Repellent:
This is like the safe entrée at your go-to weeknight restaurant. What person who spends more than a couple of days per year outdoors does not have some article of gear or clothing in need of a weatherproofing plus up? Like the carabiner from last month’s box this stuff is just useful for those of us engaged in outdoor pursuits. It might not even last until the second week of April if the rains in Iowa keep up and my daily raincoat starts lacking in repellency.
Bonus points for an awesome name. I do not know if a wild hedgehog is any more capable than a domesticated hedgehog. Heck, I do not know the first thing about hedgehogs save for some cute pictures I have seen on Buzzfeed.
This little plastic pouch of first aid items is already in my outdoor go bag. You know, the backpack that you grab for a short hike or day outside. The one with the well-worn Nalgene bottles in mesh side pockets, a Leatherman, flashlight, and questionably aged Clif Bars. Would I have spent $15 on one these pouches? Probably not considering that I fall into the “rub some dirt on it” school of first aid practiced by sadistic Little League coaches from time immemorial. However, I like having some of the options in case someone takes a spill on the next day of hiking at Palisades Kepler.
An Epic Wipe:
It’s big. Like the size of a wall poster big. It’s a wet wipe. Like the ones I used to have bags of floating around my house when my kids were in diapers. If there is one thing I miss about my kids being in diapers it was being prepared for everything with the contents of a diaper bag. The first time you realize you no longer have the diaper bag is a terrifying moment. Why did I let me kids get tomato soup if I did not have the diaper bag? Damn…
Like the aforementioned Ouch Pouch this thing is going into my outdoor go bag. The odds it gets used before April is out is high. Unlike the Ouch Pouch I can see myself purchasing a half dozen of these to have ready in case of messy disasters like tomato soup or another incident with a blue raspberry gas station slushy.
It’s a mug. It’s has a top. It’s light. What more is there to say really?
Made of polypropylene and wrapped in an insulating sleeve the Infinity Backpacker Mug is meant to be an alternative to heavier stainless or enameled mugs. However, I think it will have a hard time competing with my RTIC Lowball.
Oddly, a copy of Rova was included in the bottom of the box:
The magazine claims to be about the “adventure lifestyle,” but it looked more like a slick sheet for RV manufacturers. Nothing about an RV park says adventure or lifestyle to me, but I may be jaded by passing so many sad looking RV parks on the way to Colorado.