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From a 3500 lumen flashlight to pocket-size headlamps and everything in between the #ORShow is full of everything you could need to light up the night. Check out our insta story for Day 2 updates and stay tuned tomorrow for a live insta broadcast. | PC: @marekogien πŸ‘πŸ‘ ・・・ #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

Love gear? Checkout our Instagram Story for behind the scenes tour of the #ORshow & stay tuned for a first look at new gear coming your way. - Thank you @robinventures for the amazing picture and gear haul inspiration!! - #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife - - - - - - - #Repost @robinventures ・・・ All geared up! It's hard to pack for a road trip/boat airbnb/camping trip but I think we've got the essentials. Follow along on snapchat @robinventures! We're excited to be testing these power treats from @zukespets, a set of soft booties from dogbooties.com (@dogboot), and a @kurgo seat protector (so the car rental agency doesn't charge us for hair removal πŸ™ˆ)! Also new on this trip is homemade dehydrated backpacking food- we have lamb jerky, strawberry rum fruit leather, white chicken chili and maple ginger sweet potatoes 😍😍

This year's @mnclimbersassociation Sandstone Ice Fest this past weekend was a hit! Or lots of hits, with ice axes! #adventureboldly #gearjunkielife

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