Into the Wild This Winter: A modern survival kit to brave the area’s top attractions


You made it to Reno/Tahoe and now you’re getting adventurous. You yearn to explore all the area’s wonders. Before embarking, make sure to pack these locally made survival items to maximize your enjoyment.


Plan to hang out anywhere. When snow shoeing or cross-country skiing at Camp Richardson Resort, take your adventure to new heights with Backpocket Products lightweight hammocks, you’ll have the best seat (or bed, rather) in the house to get that Instagram-worthy photo op., Price: $40 – $120

Local Retailer:
Sports Ltd.
4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe




All exploration must be recorded. When riding the gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort, write your most memorable moments in this swanky leather field notebook by Tahoemade., Price: $35

Local Retailer:
Green Rush Eco Clothing & Lifestyle
745 S Virginia St., Reno



Cascade-axo-with-chair-600x6002-e1406684481756High calorie food and drink, like the yummy snacks from Tahoe Trail Bar and hot chocolate, are a must. When headed out for a long day of tubing and snowmobiling with Tahoe Snowmobiles, pack your fuel for your journey in a Granite Rox Cascade Pack.;, Price: $80

Local Retailer:
Powder House
4045 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



Photo Dec 15Well in this case, bring two maps. When riding at Sierra-At-Tahoe, you’ll be sipping from your topographic wooden flask and tightening your bindings with this army knife made by Tahoe Nevada Love.,  Price: $25 – $40

Local Retailer:
Tahoe Nevada Love
50 South Virginia Street at The Basement, Reno




If you didn’t bring extra clothes, here’s your excuse to buy some. As you trek the Reno Riverwalk District, stop by Reno eNVy, your lifesaver for winter attire. Choose from a wide selection of the coziest hoodies to the warmest beanies to keep that body temp up., Price: $35 – $65

12291826_10153748056789494_8606447258116253891_oLocal Retailer:
Reno eNVy
135 N Sierra St., Reno

With these tips and gear essentials, now you’re ready to survive the best-of-the-best adventures and attractions in Reno/Tahoe.


By: Meghan Burk