BLOG IDEA -- Outdoor Intrinsics - Shopping for the Basics
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Outdoor Intrinsics – Shopping for the Basics

When it comes to packing for an outdoor adventure or excursion, most people begin by starting to create their packing list.  Underneath your bottles of Revelshine wines and your tumblers, there are the most obvious comforts required to ensure that the experience even while roughing it are still abridged so one is not sleeping on stones, and eating with their hands. The second priority on the list most likely will be some form of emergency or first aid kit. Having spent many days/nights in the outdoors, no one should be above making sure they are equipped with the necessary items in case of an unexpected setback or injury.  Even on the simplest adventures, things can go wrong. 

But outside of these two obvious areas – what are the intrinsic items one must always include when preparing for your outdoor trek? Can you not be without a sleeping pad? GearJunkie has named the top ones of 2020 including the best sleeping pads for your car or the ground.  

It doesn’t matter where your adventure takes you, you’ll always want to pack these ten intrinsic items:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Compass or Navigational Tools
  • First Aid Kit (Some of the best reviews for first aid kits, depending on your activity, can be found here.)
  • Headlamp (or one of our favorite solar inflatable lights, which are perfect for small packs)
  • Sun Protection (like one of these zero waste sunscreens)
  • Knife 
  • Fire Starting Kit
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Extra Layer of Clothing 

Remember to prepare for your next trip with thoughtful packing so you can head out and have a great trip. Don’t forget your camera so you can tag your very own #RevelshineMoment.

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Designed to Pack It In & Pack It Out – Leave No Trace

As lovers of adventures and the outdoors, we have taken great care to design Revelshine which is the perfect companion to your trips. Whether you are on a day hike or a longer camping experience, we want to preserve the trail for the next people to come. 

With well over 100 million visitors on more than 10 billion outings in the U.S. each year, our love for the outdoors can take a toll. Impacted areas suffer from litter, invasive species, habituated wildlife, trail erosion, polluted water sources and more. While most of us don’t intend to harm our natural surroundings, we may lack the knowledge to preserve it, or we’re simply overlooking a few important behaviors.

Thus, the saying Pack It In & Pack It Out has been a big motto for National and State parks and beaches. This common saying is a simple yet effective way to get outdoor visitors to take their trash home with them. There is no reason why people cannot carry out the extra food and packaging materials that they carried in with them in the first place. Trash and litter are human impacts that can greatly detract from the naturalness of an area. Another principle to follow is plan ahead and prepare. Reduce the volume of trash you have to pack out. Save weight by repackaging solid foods into plastic bags and liquids into reusable containers. The great news about Revelshine is that with a simple rinse out – you can now carry water or any other liquid in your bottle for the hike back out.

An organization that we love and get our tips from is Leave No Trace whose mission is to preserve our favorite natural places for everyone. We love their easy 7 Principles on How to Leave No Trace:

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find. 
  • Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

With these in practice, we can all enjoy the outdoors for hopefully many more lifetimes.

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Who We Are

At the Root of REVELSHINE is World Class Wine

Revelshine is premium wine imagined in a whole new way. We don’t think that you have to compromise the quality of your  wine for your off-the-beaten-path adventure.  As we are also wanderers at heart and in practice, we wanted to be able to take premium wine that we love and create a tasting room at the top of a mountain, the deck of a boat or at the end of a trail. And with that, Revelshine was born. 

Our roots begin with our world class wine from the heritage estate of Limerick Lane Winery. Limerick Lane is a 30-acre estate located in the north east corner of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley that was born in 1910. In an appellation that’s renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Limerick Lane grows and produces world class Zinfandel and Rhone varietals. They sit at an exact point where soil, water levels, rocks, sunshine, wind and fog meet. On top of, underneath, and in the midst of these earthly factors sit grapevines perfectly evolved in their composition, to thrive in this exact environment. Without any one of these individual factors, these wines wouldn’t exist. 

Stylistically, the wines produced at Limerick Lane are incredibly unique. They are rich, powerful, full-bodied wines that are simultaneously strikingly fresh, bright, and nimble. These wines are unabashedly expressive – a very hard combination to envision and impossible to fake. Their winemaking approach closely mirrors their farming. In many respects, it is difficult to determine where one stops and the other starts. Both disciplines complement each other and in essence are geared towards accomplishing the same goal. Let the vines, the dirt, the rocks, the fog, the wind speak. Intervene with as invisible a hand as possible and trust in the mystery of this extraordinary place and process. 

We are rising to the challenge to showcase award-winning wine in an all new bottle that means you can take this to your next remote getaway, like one of these 8 Surprisingly Uncrowded Beach Vacation Spots in North America or one of the 13 Best U.S. Road Trips named by Travel + Leisure. 

Just remember to drink responsibly, pack out what you bring in and let’s preserve the great outdoors for the next adventurer coming behind you. 

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Recycle, Reuse & Revelshine!

Tips for how to best recycle and reuse in your daily life

We know that drinking wine is not new or groundbreaking but being able to drink premium wine wherever you are is definitely a new concept. We know that glass not only limits the places that you can take wine but it also doesn’t have the infinite recyclable options that aluminum does.

Aluminum is a 100 percent recyclable and sustainable metal. Aluminum is one of the most recycled — and most recyclable — materials on the market today. Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use today. Aluminum can be recycled directly back into itself over and over again in a true closed loop. 

The best part about the bottle is that once you have finished your wine, you can choose to recycle your bottle immediately or you can wash it out and have your own portable water bottle; the perfect size for backpacks, beach totes, and even can be put into any bicycle basket. 

For this reason, we have opted to put our premium wine from Sonoma County into aluminum bottles. Still meant to be poured and enjoyed, Revelshine wine is all about flavor without the limitations of where you can do a tasting. 

We have compiled some other best recycling practices for you:

  1. Reduce and Reuse. While it may not seem like part of recycling, reducing the amount of materials you use and reusing items instead of tossing them can assist in your recycling endeavors. Limit the amount of objects needing to be thrown in your bins and you will avoid being inundated by recyclable goods, helping you stay on top of the situation.
  2. Know What Can Be Recycled Curbside. It is easy to overlook items that can be recycled or to get confused as to which goes where. You should check with your service provider for specifics on your particular program, but here are basic guidelines.
    1. Paper and Cardboard: Paper of all sorts is acceptable, including books, flyers, magazines, junk mail, and colored paper. Avoid waxy papers. Cardboard can be recycled as long as it is not saturated with food and grease, as is common with pizza boxes. Remove liners before recycling cereal or other food boxes.
    2. Plastic: Most recyclable plastics have the numbers on them, often on the bottom, and one through seven are usually accepted. Many disposable utensils cannot be included, unfortunately, due to the low quality blend of plastics used. If you can easily crumple the plastic, such as with a baggie, do not include it in your recycling bin. Plastic bags are not accepted curbside, but your local grocery store may collect them.
    3. Aluminum: In general, all aluminum cans are accepted for recycling. Rinse out liquids, especially sodas and juices, in order to avoid an onslaught of bugs to the area. If you are tight on space, you can crush the cans.
    4. Glass: Most glass containers can be recycled. Rinse them prior to placing them in the bin and avoid breaking them. If glass shatters, it can’t be recycled since the mixing of different colors can contaminate individual batches.
  3. Recycle Water. Before you let your used water swirl down the drain, find ways to recycle it in and around your home. You can go as simple as pouring the water from cooking pasta directly into a flower bed, or you can make changes to your plumbing to allow you to utilize greywater. Greywater is the water throughout your home that has been used for a single purpose such as bathing, cleaning dishes or washing clothing. This water can be recycled to support your lawn and garden, keeping your landscape fresh and green in a less wasteful manner.

Rinse and Repeat. It’s recommended that you always rinse out any items and containers prior to placing them into your recycling bin. Not only will this avoid contaminating the whole bunch with food and other residue, but this will also prevent your recycle bin from smelling and keep any pests or rodents from poking around.

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Get to Know REVELSHINE

Founder, Jake Bilbro with our 5 min Q&A

Q:Tell us about why you wanted to start Revelshine in your own words.

A: I am a 4th generation winemaker of Sonoma County with a love for the outdoors. From the day I was born, I grew up in the wine industry and learned the ins and outs of vineyards, processing and creating wine. I know it. I love it. As an adult, it’s a beverage that I enjoy – it’s kind of my vice of choice. While my work life has led me through wine, my passion and love is the outdoors. Rivers, mountains, beaches, music festivals – this is where I find my inspiration. I realized, along with my other friends who are surfers, skiers, kayakers, mountain bikers and  musicians that you just do not have good wine where we enjoy these activities. If you do, it is because you had to go to extraordinary lengths to bring good wine (such as duct taping your bottles or pouring your good wine into inflatable bladders from previous boxed wine). No matter the bottle, the glass doesn’t work on the beach or the river.

Q: How would you describe Revelshine in 3 words or less?

A: Revelshine: Passion, interest and desire.

Q: What other factors lead you to want to build a sustainable wine brand? 

A: As a father, I am looking ahead to my kid’s future and our environment. We have to have better ways to consume products if we want to help reduce our impact on the environment. I saw a need not only for myself and my friends but for a larger community of people who also share my love of being disconnected from my phone and connected to the views around me. I would rather be sharing stories with my family over a great glass of wine at the peak of a mountain and now, with Revelshine, I can.   

Q: Recently, you were quoted talking about what you call “The Gratitude Movement,” what does that mean?

A:  If I look back at my dad’s life, the thing that stands out most to me was his gratitude for whatever the situation he was in (even in his death last year). He was an incredibly present man and when you were with him, he made you feel like you were the only thing that mattered. Our world is moving so fast now. Social media, the pace of business, everyone seems to be multitasking all the time. I wish for this world and for our children that they slow down and are able to see how wonderful life is on every level. Maybe we’ll call it the “Gratitude Movement.”

Read more about this interview with Medium.com here.
Want to know a little more about Jake and how wine is truly in his blood? Check out this Food & Wine article that interviews Jake and his brothers about how they all ended up in the footsteps of their father in the wine industry.

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Designed to Pack It In & Pack It Out

Leave No Trace 

As lovers of adventures and the outdoors, we have taken great care to design Revelshine which is the perfect companion to your trips. Whether you are on a day hike or a longer camping experience, we want to preserve the trail for the next people to come. 

With well over 100 million visitors on more than 10 billion outings in the U.S. each year, our love for the outdoors can take a toll. Impacted areas suffer from litter, invasive species, habituated wildlife, trail erosion, polluted water sources and more. While most of us don’t intend to harm our natural surroundings, we may lack the knowledge to preserve it, or we’re simply overlooking a few important behaviors.

Thus, the saying Pack It In & Pack It Out has been a big motto for National and State parks and beaches. This common saying is a simple yet effective way to get outdoor visitors to take their trash home with them. There is no reason why people cannot carry out the extra food and packaging materials that they carried in with them in the first place. Trash and litter are human impacts that can greatly detract from the naturalness of an area. Another principle to follow is plan ahead and prepare. Reduce the volume of trash you have to pack out. Save weight by repackaging solid foods into plastic bags and liquids into reusable containers. The great news about Revelshine is that with a simple rinse out – you can now carry water or any other liquid in your bottle for the hike back out.

An organization that we love and get our tips from is Leave No Trace whose mission is to preserve our favorite natural places for everyone. We love their easy 7 Principles on How to Leave No Trace:

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find. 
  • Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

With these in practice, we can all enjoy the outdoors for hopefully many more lifetimes.

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