Magic’s Adventure Gear
The harness from this set was Magic's first harness, and it is the same one he wears now! We used the bungee leash for early training in the first month or two, it's nice because it stretches at the end so the kitty doesn't get jerked suddenly when he/she gets to the end of the leash. But we noticed that this leash is a bit heavy, and Magic actually responds better to the sudden stop (with the bungee leash he tends to pull more even when he's at the limit, because the limit is reached more gradually), so we soon switched to a different leash (below).
Thinner and longer leash, doesn't stretch at the end and is much more lightweight than the bungee leash. This is what we currently use and it works great!
Random jingle bell that we pulled off a spare collar we had. Works great outdoors to let us and others know where he is, and it's kinda nice indoors to be able to hear him coming too!
This was Magic's first piece of clothing! We got it for his first trip to Mt. Rainier NP. Even though it was July, we knew it'd be chilly in the afternoon (and generally at the top) so we brought this along, and sure enough on our last stop in the park he started shivering badly and walking us back to the car. So we slipped this on and he jumped right back out of the car and went exploring, so happy to be warm! Magic is short-haired and has always been relatively small and slim for his age, he's always gotten cold easily even inside (he loves his heating pad) so clothes are often a necessity for him if he wants to be outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
After the success with the green fleece vest, we got Magic a blue one too, for variety and layering. In the fall and winter he often wears both fleeces, one on top of the other!
Magic lives in the Pacific Northwest, so of course we had to get him something to keep him dry during the wet season! (And also just because it's the classic look up here.) This windbreaker is super lightweight while still offering reasonable protection from the elements. The short sleeves help him walk freely while wearing it and there's an option to connect his leash to his harness through a small opening in the back of the windbreaker (rather than the leash having to extend out the back of his raincoat). Best of all, it's super easy for Magic to wear this as a second layer on top of his fleece vest(s) when going out in the super cold thanks to the Velcro fastenings!
This is a fairly heavyweight cotton hooded pet sweatshirt. Because it's so heavy, we don't usually put it on Magic during adventures when he's being very active because it constricts his movement and he could overheat. However, it's perfect for low-activity outings in extremely cold weather (like in the snow!).
A must-have if you want to take your kitty out on the water. Safety furst - this life jacket helps keep Magic safe when we go rowboating, canoeing and kayaking, and he even learned to swim while wearing it!
This carrier is amazing. At first it looks like your average carrier (built for transport), but then it expands on both sides to become extra roomy when you're not carrying it around. So it's the perfect little "bedroom" for Magic on long car rides (we let him roam around the car pretty freely, as long as he doesn't interfere with driving of course, but sometimes he gets tired and wants to retreat to his bed for a nice nap) as well as during the night on overnight trips (we prefer not to let him sleep with us for his safety in a new environment, as well as our sleep quality since he likes to wander around and wake us up a lot otherwise haha).
This is great for airplane travel as it is an airline approved size, has good door accessibility and closure, has good visibility (for Magic to see out, and for us to see him) through the mesh exterior, and is pretty lightweight while still being sturdy. It fits perfectly on top of a rolling suitcase, too, so we like to attach it on top of our rolling carryon (which has 4 wheels and rolls while standing straight up) so Magic can "ride" along and watch as we make our way around the airport. We also love that this carrier has a "pet connect" feature which is basically a little side zipper that opens just enough for us to stick a few fingers or hand into the carrier to pet and comfort Magic every so often.
Durable, portable, fun and comfy! Magic loves to scratch and de-stress using this mat, so much that we have two: one for indoor use and one for traveling. When we're on the road, we keep this scratching mat on the raised area behind the back seats for easy, distraction-free access. The attached toy is great for calm self-play (and surprisingly rugged too, considering Magic's typical level of destructiveness haha), and Magic also enjoys lounging on it in the car since he can look out the back window and bask in the sun while still having enough traction to feel safe in a moving car 🙂
This food/water bowl is awesome for adventures. It's lightweight, collapsible and easy to clean!
Same as above, but different color. We use this one for water because it's blue 🙂
Magic's go-to litter box for traveling on the road. It's essentially a giant tupperware with litter in it haha. It comes with an airtight locking lid for easy storage in the trunk when we're driving. It's super easy to clean too!
When we're tight for space (like when we travel by plane), we bring this collapsible folding litter box which packs down to fit in a backpack or carryon luggage and then folds out into a watertight litter box. To keep it clean, we use plastic litter box liner bags with it - that way we can keep the litter stored in the liner bag for several uses, and just open up the liner bag and set it in the litter box when Magic needs to use it.
A great option for car travel when you don't have a passenger to keep an eye on the cat (for everyone's safety). We rarely have to use this because we're usually both present when we take Magic on adventures, but occasionally we do have to take Magic for short drives with only one of us so this is a nice alternative to zipping him into his carrier. This "seat belt" clips directly into the car's seat belt holder on one end, and can attach to the kitty's harness or leash on the other end.
This is awesome for being able to see Magic better at night in and around camp. We usually leave it on all night.
If you go camping, you probably already know that most cold comes from the ground, not the air! So it is extremely important to have a good, insulating (foam is a great insulating material) sleeping pad beneath you. The same applies here, adventure cats need sleeping pads too! We put it underneath his carrier to keep him warm and well insulated from the cold ground.
Magic's favorite blanket since the day we got him! Plush, fuzzy and oh-so-soft. Perfect for kneading, as Magic likes to show us every day.
Always good to have a few extra blankets for warmth and backup!
We wrap this around and on top of Magic's carrier to provide extra warmth at night. This synthetic puffy blanket is great for insulation around the mesh walls of the carrier, and it blocks out most light so Magic knows it's "sleep time" for us.
These items are great for allowing Magic to safely explore and hang out near us without being confined to a carrier or actively kept on a leash! After putting the stake in the ground, we attach the end of his leash or his harness clip (depending on desired roaming area) directly to one end of the paracord using a carabiner and then wrap the other end around the stake, which then frees up our hands to take care of camping tasks like cooking and setup/breakdown. We also usually place a small outdoor blanket down nearby with his scratching mat on it so that he has a "lounging" area for sitting and napping 🙂
Magic loves this lounge! We put it next to the window and he loves to sit on it and look out the window. He can sit there for quite a while just watching the cars and people go by on the street! Bonus: it's made of a corrugated cardboard scratching material, so it also serves as a scratcher. Magic even knows "go to your lounge" as one of his tricks!
This is a fun little bed for Magic to hide in when he's feeling shy (which is not often 😋). And it's super cute!
One of Magic's favorite toys of all time. He LOVES to run through it, hide in it, hide behind it, chase things through it, you get the idea.
This is easily Magic's favorite present (other than treats) from his first Christmas. He loves chasing the little red dot, and this particular toy is especially awesome for us because it's automatic. We just set it down on a table or shelf somewhere and it projects the laser point on the floor and nearby walls, and keeps Magic entertained when we need a few minutes hands-free.
Magic and his heating pad are a perfect pair! When we adopted him he was still very small and got cold easily even when inside, so this kept him warm and toasty. Now that he's grown up some more, his heating pad is still a great place to lounge and take cat naps 🙂 We especially like the auto-off feature, which is great for energy bills since we can set up a quick 2-hour session with no worries about remembering to turn it off later.
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