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Ahhh, spring is in the air. The snow is melting. The snowbirds are coming back from Arizona. And my REI dividend just arrived along with a couple of coupons for 20% off. I bet yours just arrived too and you’re wondering what to spend it one right?
Here are a few ideas for spending your REI dividend:
Katadyn Base Camp Water filter bag. I have one of these and it is awesome. No more pumping water. Just fill the bag and hang it from a tree. Awesome for the BWCA or backpacking.
Get in shape with a Fitbit. Jules and I got these in our stockings this year. This is not your Mom’s 1993 pedometer. It is accurate. Has a cool website and app for your phone. There are a couple different versions to choose from and we went with the Fitbit One which tracks sleep activity in addition to steps.
New trail shoes. This is what I spent my dividend on this year. I looked at these byVasque because I love my Vasque hiking boots. They felt great but I think they might have been a bit heavy-duty and too warm. If a trail requires heavy-duty kicks, I’m going to wear the boots. So, I went with the Merrell Moab’s because they are breathable and very comfortable. Turns out a few of my co-works have them and love them.
Coffee Filter. Forget the instant Folgers you’ve been using to make that sludge you call coffee. Get a decent filter like the MSR Mugmate and bring some good coffee. It is small and light weight. Ounce for ounce it is one of the best additions to my pack!
What are you spending your dividend on?