Archives for March 2014

Ice Fishing with Kids: Considerations and Tips

Part of the reason I moved back to the Midwest from Alaska was that I desperately missed ice fishing. I know. You all think I’m crazy because Alaska has some of the best fishing in the world. I caught a 120 lb. halibut there, I do know it rocks. I caught crab, rockfish, Dolly Varden, […]

Egg Carton, Lint, and Crayon Fire Starter Bundles – DIY

Protect Your Stash I have been saving dryer lint all winter. I had a mound that would fill a large coffee can – no small feat when you try to air dry by hanging items all over your basement and lint compacts a ton. So I decided to keep saving it, to use it to […]

Choosing a Camp Cook Stove

No matter if you are a car camper or a backcountry brute, you’ll need something to get your food from raw to cooked. If you’re into the over-the-fire cooking, great. Just let me impress upon you the words of Smokey Bear: Only YOU can prevent forest fires! [PS – there is no ‘the’ in his […]

How to Put Together a Camp Kitchen Kit

How to Pack a Kitchenette Kit for Car Camping Camping is an adventure in every aspect—don’t let the hardcore backcountry folks make you feel bad about car camping – it’s still camping, it still requires planning, and it’s where our family has had some of the most fun on epic road trips. One thing that […]

Making Winter Fun ~ A Funky Fire

Yes, it is cold out. Mother Nature has joined forces with Old Man Winter and the result has had Jack Frost nipping noses, fingers, toes, cheeks and any other exposed skin this year. March is always a big snowfall month and in prelude to the impending end of winter we’ve gotten serenaded by the soft […]

YEAR OF GEAR: Our Favorite Gear of 2013

YEAR OF GEAR: Our Favorite Gear of 2013 Well, the New Year is well under way and with that, we’d like to review our YEAR OF GEAR. It’s a combination of kids, adult and general gear that just completely blow you away with quality and functionality. Ducksday Fleece & Rainsuits – My husband commented on how […]

Campfire Cooking: Easy as Pie

Campfire Pies So, this is a quick and dirty recipe. It’s really simple and you probably won’t need to ever look at this again to remember it. 1)      Pie filling (canned is best) and if you are super savvy you probably could have some kind of sauce or filling that you have prepared yourself to […]

Let the Adventures begin!

This has been in the works for about a year. As you can see, it is STILL in the works. This is our new home. A place to log our adventure miles and to share tips and tidbits that we’ve found helpful in making our outdoor adventures fun, memorable and mostly safe. You’ll notice the […]

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