My Skin Care Routine

I'm not one to spend gobs of time in a bathroom, so when it comes to keeping my skin looking healthy and feeling fresh, I need something quick and easy. I'll share with you what I swear by and will use for the rest of my life!


I usually shower every morning before work, and I always want to have some SPF on my face to prevent any further sun damage. Ursa Major makes a great daily moisturizer:

Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18

After that is on and dry, i'll dab on a thin light layer of the Ursa Major Face Balm. This lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion is packed with potent natural actives (like aloe, carrot, kendi, myrtle and birch) to calm, hydrate, nourish and protect skin, without clogging pores or creating shine


Thats usually it for my morning routine! I don't tend to wear a bunch of make up, but if I do, its some mascara, and a little bit of NARS blush and bronzer


I always start by a quick rise off of my face with hot water and a towel. I then take my beloved Clarisonic, dip it in hot water, and dab on some Ursa Major Face Wash. I scrub it all around for about 2 minutes as the Clarisonic timer does. Finish up by wiping off the soap with some hot water. Thats it! I'm simple!

Ursa Majors products all smell incredible too. Lots of nature in their bottles.

Face Wash Aroma: A spirited fusion of premium, whole essential oils including cedar, spearmint, lime, lemon, rosemary, black spruce, owyhee, vetiver and lavender.


About every few days, i'll do a quick face mask. Ursa Major has come out with my kind of face mask, a 3-minute one! I was hesitant at first, but 3 minutes with this really does wonders and makes my face radiant and glow. It's not available for purchase quite yet, but soon! 


This is perhaps one of my all-time most favorite products. Ursa Major Face Wipes. Four things you want to have happen all in one wipe!

  • Cleanser: Removes oil and grime without stripping skin of moisture or throwing off its pH balance
  • Exfoliator: Dissolves dead surface skin and clears clogged pores (3% natural AHA/BHA complex)
  • Soother: Soothes irritation and inflammation
  • Hydrator: Hydrates and firms without leaving any residue

The best part is they are small and lightweight so they come with me on every backpacking and camping trip without adding any extra space or weight.


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KRAVE Jerky - My Newest Obsession

Jerky Jerky: Trail Snack of Choice.

Post sponsored by KRAVE Jerky.

Last week was my first time eating jerky. Yep, i’m a 31 year old weirdo. I don't eat pork or beef, and if I eat turkey or chicken, it’s generally in very small quantities. I have just never been a carnivore devourer, but KRAVE Jerky may have just changed all of that.

Generally, when a friend brings along “jerky” on trips and onto the trails, I assume it’s beef and pass it. I actually had no idea that companies were making turkey and chicken jerky! When I discovered that KRAVE was making several different seasoned varieties I was really excited to give it a try.

Tyler and I took the jerky to the high alpine trails to compliment our dehydrated food for 4 days in eastern Oregon. Being a somewhat picky of an eater, I generally stick to the bagged dehydrated meals and some bars, but those get really old really quickly. By the end of my trips, my stomach is upset and I feel nutritionally depleted. I also have a hard time keeping my energy levels up throughout my adventures when I am sweating and working hard and not taking in enough protein. This time was different. I was devouring the jerky and constantly stuffing my face. I couldn't get enough of it. I felt strong and my stomach was happy, day in and day out. Even after the trip, I find that snacking on jerky throughout the day is keeping my energy up and my brain more alert. Big, BIG fan.


  • Lightweight which is great for backpacking - can smoosh it in any and every pocket and it’s doesn't affect it whatsoever.

  • Packed with protein, low in fat and calories

  • Very tasty & there are many choices for flavors

  • Easily digestible and satisfies the hypoglycemic crashes I often get while exerting myself

  • Chewable without being tough

Favorite flavor? It’s a toss up between Basil Citrus Turkey or Lemon Garlic Turkey. That Honey Habanero though… gotta love a good spicy kick. 


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