Yesterday’s horizontal rain and low 30s temperatures made for a narsty walk home from work. But, if you’re on a budget and want to avoid the NYC subway than walking is the way to go.
Finally reaching my apartment, I shook off the cold and shot up the elevator. When I reached my floor a massive brown box greeted me. It was about hip high and required a hefty double-arm grab to move inside.
After de-layering, I focused my attention to the box’s label:
To: The Dusty Camel
What could it be? I called Ian, who was out of town. He had no clue about the package. Surprised and excited I dove in. My jaw dropped. Inside was a mound of killer gear! Dumping out the contents a smorgasbord of prime Patagonia merchandise lay before me…
At the bottom of the gear was a letter…
A donation to The Dusty Camel for its expedition this spring and for everyday adventures before and after.
What an amazing gift from a remarkable company. It is one thing to have genuine, quality products. But, it’s a whole different story when the company gives back to the enthusiasts that support it.
The Dusty Camel wants to thank Patagonia and their continued support of environmental non-profits.
Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, once said:
“It’s not an adventure till something goes wrong.”
With this gear, if something goes wrong, we'll be more than ready.