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Gear Review: Cairn Box – June Edition

July 5, 2015

We received our second Cairn box on June 26th, and once again, it was like Christmas getting to open it! Last month’s box was awesome, so I can’t wait to share what is in this months.

Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?



1. Light My Fire Titanium Spork | Value $14.99


This is what Matt was most excited about! It’s made of titanium, meaning super durable and so so light, making it perfect for backpacking. We really like how the spoon and the fork are on opposite ends, meaning you can actually stab the food with the fork end. It’s also got a seated edge on the fork, meaning you can saw through thicker parts of your food.


2. Light My Fire Grandpa’s FireFork 2-Pack | Value $10.50 ($21 for a 4-pack)



As a lover of s’mores, I am pumped about this. Unfortunately, there is a burn ban all over Alaska due to the fact that we‘ve got around 300 forest fires across the state.


3. Dragon Fire Tinderbox | Value $6.50


The Tinderbox is meant to be burnt as one piece, working as a fire-starter. The company fills it with all natural ingredients, nothing harvested from living plants though. As I mentioned before, we have no way to try this out until the burn ban is lifted here in Alaska, but I’m thinking it will be nice for our backpacking trip to Denali or Crow Pass.


4. BRICKS Grass Fed Beef & Bacon Bar | Value $3.25 ($15 for 4 bars)


I ate this as my first supplement on a 15-mile hike with Moose on a 70 degree day. It was really yummy, but it was definitely a beef bar. On as hot of a day as it was when I ate it, I could have used a bit more cranberry and less bacon. But, for any other hike or backpacking trip, this would be a great energy source. I ate it around mile 5, and it did give me a nice little boost.


5. Simple Squares Cinna-Clove | Value $2.50 ($30 for 12)


This was delicious! I ate this around mile 11 on my 15-mile hike, and it was the perfect snack. Full of nuts, with a cinnamon flavor, I was sad when I finished eating this. Luckily, the Cairn box came with a 20% off discount for my online purchase of more!


The Gist:

Cairn is definitely worth the money. It costs $25/month, but if you subscribe in bulk you can get a discount. The June box had a value of approximately $37.75.

Cairn works to get items from a mix of well-known brands and newcomers – meaning you can really experiment and try new things out. Each month seems to feature one major item (May was the battery charger, April had a Hydroflask cup!), with some other small items. To see what they’ve had in previous boxes, click here.

If you’re interested in trying out Cairn, visit their website here, and be sure to put us as your referral!

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  • Reply Butch Sanders July 6, 2015 at 09:10

    Emily & Matt I’m so glad that you are having such great adventures Be safe Cheyenne and I love

  • Reply Hiking to Williwaw Lake & Moose’s Adopt-a-versary! | Emily in Alaska July 13, 2015 at 16:08

    […] also took several snack breaks. I tried out the two bars we got in the June Cairn Box and really loved the Simple Squares Cinna-clove […]

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