The Adventure Benefits Of Product Subscription Services

Tom Malone/Adventure Tribune
Perhaps you’ve had an experience like this: you have plans to meet your friends in a far-off town for an epic Saturday morning hike. You stuff your daypack full of necessary gear: raincoat, beanie, camera, water bottle, etc.

As you begin to drive away from your house, you realize that you forgot to pack snacks for your excursion. You dash into your kitchen, rummage through your cupboards, and conclude that you have no suitable adventure snacks. Either the food will take too long to prepare, or it’s not healthy enough to give you true energy on your adventure.

You decide to forgo your lack of options at your own house and insist that you’ll stop at a store somewhere on the way to grab a few granola bars. As you cruise down the highway, you hit some spots of traffic and end up running behind schedule. You don’t have time to stop and grab snacks, so you begin your hike without reserve energy packed away.

As you and your friends climb through the trees, your friends pull delicious, nutritious snacks from their daypacks, while you’re left to watch in envy as your energy tank runs low.

If you had enrolled in a subscription service, this entire hypothetical situation would’ve been avoided.

What’s A Subscription Service?

A subscription service allows you to receive a box of adventure necessities on a monthly basis. Pay a small monthly fee and, each month, a box of your chosen supplies will arrive at your doorstep. You can stash these supplies in your pantry or garage, where they’ll be ready for you to utilize on your next adventure.

Types Of Subscription Services

Adventure box subscription services come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the company or service you select.

Food subscription services will deliver ready-to-go snacks that focus on health and convenience for hikers who don’t have time to stock up on quick adventure snacks every time they begin a journey.

Gear subscription services can provide adventurers with the necessary tools for beginning new adventures. Some monthly boxes may include camera cases, pocket knives, leather-bound notebooks, and waterproof journals. It all depends on the company and the month.

Some subscription boxes provide a new selection of adult beverages each month, while others may include a new selection of books. Some might come with cigars, cutters, or writing utensils. No matter your niche, there’s a monthly subscription service company that can provide you with a new adventure.

Personal Subscription Service Experience

We’ve had an incredible experience with a food subscription service called Trailfoody. This brand sends a monthly care package with enough snacks to get me through four extensive hikes per month. These snacks are always healthy, convenient, and fit nicely into any hiking pack. And, best of all, they don’t require refrigeration, so you can use them whenever you’re next adventure finds you.

They offer packages with less food (which is cheaper) and packages with more food (slightly more expensive, but convenient if more than one person uses the service in the same household).

Benefits Of A Subscription Service

We’ve found ample benefits to these types of services. First, they’re convenient. You don’t have to waste precious time shopping for snacks (or gear) each time you want to go on an adventure.

Second, these services don’t cost much more than you’d pay if you collected all of these items yourself.

Third, you get to try new items each time. Most of these services will send a new collection of items, styles, and brands within their boxes, so you can gain exposure to items you normally wouldn’t find.

Find out what your adventure niche is and subscribe to a monthly product service that provides items within that realm. If you don’t like it after a month or two, you can always cancel it. But, who knows? Maybe you’ll find that you want to subscribe to another one.


Tom Malone is the Editor-In-Chief of The Adventure Tribune and author of adventure novels, like Across Americana. He is based in Denver, Colorado, where he adventures through the Rocky Mountains while not traveling abroad.
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