Part of what makes Cairn worthwhile, in my opinion, is the surprise it brings each month, and how the items inside can help fill gaps in your gear library. And I’m happy to see that since they’re acquisition by Outside Magazine earlier this summer, the boxes feel more tightly curated and diverse. Is it always the most thrilling box? No. Is it useful? Yes, absolutely. I was happy with the snack included this month, and the My Medic kit was something I needed. Frankly, even if I already had a thorough first aid kit, I’d still be happy to receive these supplies. The Blister Blocker will last me a while, too.