Monday, February 21, 2011

Shopping Spree

We have made a few purchases for our trip:

Osprey Porter 65 Backpack

Why do we like it?
  • It can serve as a backpack and a duffle bag.
  • It folds down very small for storage.
  • Unlike a regular backpack where you can only access it from the top, you lay this bag on its side and unzip it that way.
  • Osprey uses the same strap system as in their regular backpacks, so the weight gets well distributed.
  • The straps all get zipped up, so there isn't a problem when flying.
  • We got a great deal on it at Check out for details on their discount.
  • It weighs 3 1/2 pounds.

Ice Trekkers Diamond Grip

Why do we like them?
  • There are no crazy spikes on which to impale yourself.
  • They're light weight.
  • We've heard they stay on better than Yaktrax.
  • We got another discount from

Campmor Goose Down 20 degree Rectangular Sleeping Bag

Why do we like it?

  • Goose down packs very small.
  • We are getting two that zip together.
  • The rectangular bag is not a constraining as a mummy bag.
  • We're planning to use the two zipped together as our regular comforter.
  • It weighs 2 1/2 pounds.

1 comment:

  1. Well it's hard to believe you'll be leaving on a jet plane in just a few short days. The pictures you've posted on your blog from your recent trip to Omaha are great. I look forward to following you on your journey and will be praying for you often. May you both have a blessed Easter and safe travels.
    Love-Aunt Judy