Last spring, a few super capable moms and outdoor bloggers got together and created something awesome. The Outdoor Mom Academy is back this autumn and I want you to join me, to be a part of something really fun. Since we love to encourage parents to be outdoors with their children whenever possible, this seemed… [Continue Reading]

Choosing your “everyday carry” (EDC) knife is like choosing a companion — you want to have this thing by your side all the time. Make sure, as with life, you choose well! We are knife enthusiasts here, my husband putting the perfect edge or blades the “old fashioned” way, my interest in forging and “old-time”… [Continue Reading]

SOG knife

If you live in New Mexico or the desert southwest, I’m guessing this might be something you’d use on cool desert nights, maybe in the winter, maybe not. I haven’t been to the desert in almost ten years. But I live in the Upper Midwest, where not only are our winters burly, our women are… [Continue Reading]

Stormy Kromer Womens Wool Vest

I’m in love and I’m not afraid to shout it to the world! Seriously. It’s how I’m feeling about my newest performance layer — part of the Reflex line of active wear from Terramar Sports. Never before have I felt comfortable in capris and also had them act almost like Spanx adding a bit of… [Continue Reading]

Terramar Sports Reflex Capri Leggings

Yes, you read that correctly. We recently received at 64 oz. Hydro Flask growler to take on our adventures and it is indeed PERFECT for FAMILIES. Why Every Family Needs a Growler Sure, I used to be able to use a growler for its intended purpose: copious amounts of carbonated barley pop. These days? Well,… [Continue Reading]

Outdoor Mom Academy

Last spring, a few super capable moms and outdoor bloggers got together and created something awesome. The Outdoor Mom Academy is back this autumn and I want you to join me, to be a part of something really fun. Since we love to encourage parents to be outdoors with their children whenever possible, this seemed […]

Why the SOG Vulcan is the Perfect EDC [Review]

Choosing your “everyday carry” (EDC) knife is like choosing a companion — you want to have this thing by your side all the time. Make sure, as with life, you choose well! We are knife enthusiasts here, my husband putting the perfect edge or blades the “old fashioned” way, my interest in forging and “old-time” […]

Stormy Kromer Women’s Ida Outfitter Vest [Review]

If you live in New Mexico or the desert southwest, I’m guessing this might be something you’d use on cool desert nights, maybe in the winter, maybe not. I haven’t been to the desert in almost ten years. But I live in the Upper Midwest, where not only are our winters burly, our women are […]

Terramar Sports Women’s Reflex Capri [Review]

I’m in love and I’m not afraid to shout it to the world! Seriously. It’s how I’m feeling about my newest performance layer — part of the Reflex line of active wear from Terramar Sports. Never before have I felt comfortable in capris and also had them act almost like Spanx adding a bit of […]

Hydro Flask 64 Oz. Growler Review – Perfect for Families!

Yes, you read that correctly. We recently received at 64 oz. Hydro Flask growler to take on our adventures and it is indeed PERFECT for FAMILIES. Why Every Family Needs a Growler Sure, I used to be able to use a growler for its intended purpose: copious amounts of carbonated barley pop. These days? Well, […]

Alaska Highway Road Trip and Inside Passage Cruise

It feels good to not live out of a suitcase after 33 days of doing so, BUT… it was an amazing trip! Our little (not-so-little) guy was a trooper. On the very last day the plains of Saskatchewan and North Dakota got to be a bit too much and we made a 12 hr push […]

6 Photos That Show Surprising Beauty in Medora, North Dakota – The Last Little Western Town

I know, I know. Maybe you consider Laramie or Cody or heck, maybe even Jackson is “western” to you. But for our family, the west came alive — really came alive — when we were in Western North Dakota! Sure, there’s a whole lot of West out there, between the Mighty Mississippi and the Pacific, […]

Kids Gear Review: Stonz Booties for Toddlers Winter

Our adventurous toddler isn’t one to be left out but the toddler boots on the market left much to be desired in comfort and warmth. Until Stonz Booties came to our household gear closet.  We were able to try out a pair of Stonz Booties with Linerz this winter and found they are warm and […]

Hydro Flask 12 oz. Food Flask [Gear Review]

Keep your cold cold and your hot hot with this durable Hydro Flask food container this season! Cold has settled in on us here in the Midwest. We usually welcome winter in these parts — what else are you going to do? It’s white around here (most years) from November to April. Sometimes longer — […]

Terramar Sports Thermawool Full Zip Midlayer [Gear Review]

The full zip makes it easy to lose or gain a degree or two with a quick zip of a few inches up or down and the roll-top neck provides protection from wind and cold when needed. The deep poppy heather color adds a bit of panache to a practical top. Thermawool for All Seasons […]

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