Review: Gregory’s Deva 85 Backpack

I wish I had known what I know now about backpacks and trying on backpacks after working a┬ásummer at MEC and of course, after spending two years with the Gregory Deva 85 backpack. That said, I’ve taken the Deva on all of the same trips my tent has been on so this pack has a lot of sentimental value to me. I have learned a lot of tricks and tips to pack her better and not use the spindrift as much as I was when I first started using it. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering purchasing the Gregory Deva 85L backpack: + Read More

Shoes and Bags

This afternoon I attended the funeral for a woman who lived a good, long 96 years on this earth. I listened to her granddaughter, a dear friend of mine, fondly remember how her grandmother was to blame for her love of shoes and bags. I mentioned this to my husband hours later over pints of Barking Squirrel and a plate of pulled pork nachos.

“Don’t all women love shoes and bags to some degree?”

“Sure, I suppose,” I said. “My love may have shifted a bit in the last little while.”

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