If you’re a biologist like me, 9 times out of 10 you most likely do it because you love it. Why else would be risk; being a polar bear snack, getting skin cancer from the Sahara Desert or having a snake in your sleeping bag? Whatever your specialty, you forego some comforts for the work that you love.
My dad always says, “to get the job done right, you need to have the right tools”. So, passion aside, I gotta have the right tools to get ‘er done. My dad also says (clearly a wise man) that, “cold and or wet feet destroys the outdoor experience”. You aren’t going to walk very far if you have uncomfortable feet. Understandably, during the field season everyone is checking out each other’s tooties asking, “What you wearin’?”, and rating their own hiking boot experience out of five stars.
I’m excited to announce that KEEN Canada is supporting arctic research and supplying me and a team of technicians each a pair of their hiking boots. KEEN Canada and KEEN USA have graciously offered support for our tootsies and will feature this blog on their webpages. I also received great durable KEEN notebooks for in the field and token KEEN mini-shoe key chains.
Clad in KEEN, you’ll find me and the team romping the V17 UTM on Southampton and Coats Island Nunavut for the summer months. I’m thrilled to have KEEN as part of our arctic adventures. Thank you KEEN!