What's In Your Cart? Shopping For Adventure

Did you know that 8/10 Australians shop online?



This was a statistic from Feb 2019 and with 2020 rolling out the way it has, figures have swelled with the growing isolation and it is predicted that one out of ten items will be bought online this year.


Currently, in lockdown 2.0, I know that I only head to the shops to buy the essentials; food for the family and petrol (less and less). Essentials to me do not involve a Kmart or Bunnings stop and as much as I love an excursion to Mac Pac, Anaconda or Kathmandu, I’d prefer to steer clear of any shopping precincts and do my shopping online.


So with the above statistics in mind and the online sales rising, what are you buying?

It appears that I am not the only one adding to the cart and checking out from the comfort of my couch, a cup of tea in hand.


Having said that I am not so sure we bought the same things, here’s what I purchased;

· Mountain Designs softshell jacket with an outer removable rain jacket (2 in 1)- both for myself and Shannon.

  • Big Agnes lightweight tents

  • Osprey Backpacks- men and women’s 65L

  • Jetboil cooking systems

  • Sea to Summit dry sacks

  • Sea to summit bowl, lids and cutlery

  • Sea to summit compression sacks

  • SPF 37+ Head buffs

  • Sawyer water filtration systems

  • Headlights- 250 lumens +



If we went back to the start of the year at my online purchases, it reflects the once in an 8-year cycle that Shan and I purchase new gear for our hiking adventures. I am super proud of my frugality when it comes to spending less money. Shan has however infiltrated the tight-fisted system to ensure that we invest in quality gear that works and survives our adventures for almost a decade.


Thanks, babe you were right!


So what do we invest in?