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Employee Owner’s Essential Winter Gear

Nov 30, 2020 | Winter Tips, Camp & Hike

Outdoor lover and Mountain Hardware and Sports Employee Owner go hand in hand. When we’re not helping you with a pipe fitting or finding you the perfect pair of boots, we’re out on adventures of our own. Here are a few of our Employee Owner’s essential winter gear items.


Sharon Mikel (Store Associate at our Soaring Ranch location)

Sharon’s Essential: Camelbak Hydration Pack (Reservoir) System with insulated Crux Tube

Sharon uses her Camelbak hydration system all year to keep her hydrated when out and about on the trails in Truckee/Tahoe. During winter adventures, she changes out the tube in her reservoir to the Crux Insulated tube. This way she doesn’t have to worry about her water freezing – keeping hydrated on the trail is essential!



Jim Hillick (Fishing and Sporting Goods Associate at our Soaring Ranch location)

Jim’s Essential: Jetboil Flash Cooking System

As an avid fisherman and adventurer, Jim is sure to have the Jetboil Flash with him no matter where he goes. With easy packability, he doesn’t have to sacrifice space in his fishing or hiking pack to be able to have warm drinks or food handy.


Kristine Olsen (Buyer at Mountain Hardware and Sports)

Kristine’s Essential: Ortovox 3+ Transciever

When exploring the backcountry on her skis, Kristine doesn’t leave home without her Ortovox transceiver. This small device sends out a signal when turned on, which can also be discovered when another transceiver is in search mode. When paired with practice and education, the Ortovox 3+ is her mighty piece of equipment in a small package.


Take on any winter adventure with us this season! Shop online, by phone, and take advantage of our curbside and delivery options. 

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