Getting into Gear for Isle Royale

Yesterday, Sean and I spent some time at REI here in Chicago. We tried on several backpacks for next month’s Isle Royale excursion. Ultimately, we both went home with the same pack: the Osprey Atmos 65. Sean liked the way it fit and distributed weight. I very much liked the ventilation system between my back and the pack.

I also ordered our tent: the REI Camp Dome 2, which should arrive on Friday. We may try it out in Wisconsin in a few weeks in advance of going to the island.

This morning, we tried a freeze dried spinach omelette that we picked up while we were at the store. Not too bad.

I need to continue breaking in the boots that I got last month, also at REI. I went with the Merrell Phase Peak waterproof boots. I loved the way they fit and gripped.

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