The Travel Subscription Box for Outdoor Lovers: Living the Adventure with Explore Magazine
As someone who loves hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, and everything outdoors, I was very interested when I heard about Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Gear Box. Subscription boxes are all the rage but in most of the ones I’ve heard about or seen, I felt like I wouldn’t use the items inside for very long. When I looked up some more information on Explore’s travel subscription box geared towards outdoor lovers I was sold.
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What is Explore’s Live the Adventure Club?
Explore Magazine is an online and print magazine for outdoor adventurers, campers, hikers, and travelers. They created the ‘Live the Adventure Club’ to help encourage people to spend more time outdoors. To join the online club, you subscribe to the Live the Adventure subscription box, or ‘Gear Box’ program.
How the Gear Box Subscription Works
Once you’ve subscribed to the Live the Adventure Gear Box, you will receive a box full of outdoor gear each season. The best part is you pay $97 per box but receive $150+ worth of gear each time!
You also will get access to Live the Adventure’s online club which has regular challenges designed to get you outdoors and using your gear. And you can even win prizes!
I personally love both the boxes I have received so far and am so excited to receive others. I use the stainless steel water bottle I got in the most recent winter box every day now!
What kind of Gear comes in the Boxes?
Different gear is rounded up and added to the gearboxes each month. Each piece is hand-selected by Explore Magazine’s editors who are constantly testing out gear for the magazine.
In each box, you get 4-6 pieces of new gear and the latest issue of Explore Magazine, on top of the Live the Adventure Club online community access to challenges and prizes.
2021/2022 Winter Gear Box
I absolutely loved the 2021/2022 Winter Gear Box! I’ve used almost everything in it already. In fact, I use the water bottle that came in it every day and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the versatile Buff as well. I bring the first aid kit, emergency light, and carabiner everywhere and I’m excited to use the lighter torch for camping on my next trip.
The 2021/2022 Winter Gear Box came with:
- A 950 mL insulated water bottle
- One Buff made of recycled materials and created with a unique earth-friendly design made for members of the LTA Club
- A first aid kit packed full of bandages and other items
- One round LED safety beacon and flashlight
- A lighter torch for starting campfires easily
- A carabiner with an added hook
- One yummy Made with Local real food bar
- The latest issue of Explore Magazine
2022 Spring Gear Box
I still use and love everything in my Spring Gear Box too! I especially love the collapsible camping kettle since I love drinking tea, hot chocolate, and coffee while camping.
The 2022 Spring Gear Box came with:
- Camping spice and condiment set with two mesh bags containing refillable containers and squeeze bottles (the bottles and containers could also be used for many other things, not just spices)
- One Quickcord for dispensing paracord without tangles, plus a built-in cutting blade and 12-hour emergency nighttime signal
- One collapsible camping kettle
- Stash-and-go pocketknife
- Emergency survival bivvy (thin sleeping bag that adds extra warmth for cold nights and can easily fit inside the sleeping bag you already have)
- One Made with Local real food bar
2022 Summer Gear Box
I just received the 2022 Summer Gear Box (it arrived a bit late due to shipping delays) and I am so excited to put everything in it to good use. I think my favorite items from the Summer Gear Box are the Mountain Mug, the Explore fanny pack, and the dry bags.
The 2022 Summer Gear Box came with:
- One 32-ounce (950 mL) stainless steel Mountain Mug
- One Explore Hip Pack
- One green Compact Outdoor Blanket (that can also be used as a ground sheet in a tent)
- Two 20L Expedition Class Dry Bags
- One Lightweight Backpacking Grill
- One box of BlistWool to prevent blisters
- Three Karmik Outdoors QR Code Gear Decals (put these on your outdoor gear so people can return it to you if lost and so those who return gear get rewarded)
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