By Lindsay Davies from

I have to admit that when I first heard about Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Gear Box Subscription, I was a little bit skeptical. Subscription boxes are just one of the newest fads I’ve been bombarded with across my social media feeds. However, the idea of getting outdoorsy goodies delivered right to my door is intriguing. Explore Magazine is an outdoor resource I trust, so I jumped in with both feet. It’s been love at first Gear Box ever since my first shipment!

As someone who’s not much of a gear nut, I was honestly surprised by the items in the subscription boxes. Half the stuff I’ve received I’d never have thought of buying but it’s all made my outdoors life much easier! What items am I talking about exactly? The boxes are packed with surprise gear, like a hanging solar light that keeps your tent or yurt bright at night while keeping your energy consumption to a minimum thanks to solar charging capabilities! As someone who’s an absolute klutz, I love my light-up tent pegs that have saved me from tripping over tent anchors. So many items have crept into my everyday life, from warm toques to my camping blanket which permanently lives in my car. It has helped me fight off a chilly night’s sleep more times than I can count! These are just a few examples of the gear I adore thanks to the Live the Adventure Club.

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While there is a bit of chance involved since you don’t know what you’ll be receiving, I have yet to get an installment I wasn’t impressed with. For less than $100 a box you get at least $150 worth of gear… and often it’s worth much more. I’d say that’s an absolute steal! The gear you receive is amazing quality and will last you a long time. I don’t know about you, but I love not having to guess what to buy. As we’ve all found out at least once, not all gear performs the same. I hate researching a product you think will be great only to have it break or under-perform after just a few uses! Luckily Explore Magazine has done all the leg work for you, so us subscribers get to reap the benefits of their hard work. (Thanks, Explore!)

Not only that, but you also get access to a community who love the outdoors just like you. In each box you’ll receive a checklist of challenges to inspire you to get out and explore. Then you can hop online and chat with other explorers and gear heads about your adventures. You’ll inspire and in turn be inspired while finding out about hidden gems you might not have found otherwise! It’s also a great place to ask any questions you may have, from tackling your first multi-day hike to best camping spots in a specific destination.

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So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re an avid explorer or an occasional day hiker, you can’t go wrong with Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Gear Box. The next installment will ship before you know it so let’s avoid the fear of missing out, shall we? Don’t delay and subscribe today!

PS. Lindsay is an Ambassador for the “Live the Adventure” Club Gear Box

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