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, […]

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 — […]

It’s Not IF but WHEN. Apocabox: Subscription Box [Review] Part 2

So in Part 1, I introduced you to Apocabox, the subscription box that comes every two months from survival expert and Weather Channel host of Fat Guys in the Woods, Creek Stewart. I also alluded to the prepper streak running through the family. Keeping with the theme, here is Part 2, which again, includes Creek’s motto: it’s not […]

We’re HOOKed – Travel High Chair by Joovy

My littlest is already so big! You know what that means? My arms need a break. I’d love to sit down and eat a real meal again. Our preschooler is bored with my one-armed attempts at games and playing. There have been so many times already that the Joovy Hook has come in handy — that’s […]

It’s Not IF but WHEN. Apocabox: Subscription Box [Review] Part 1

As I’ve said, my husband and I have a bit of a prepper streak running through us. I didn’t call it that when I was younger, until I met him. I was just a super great adult girl scout. But prepper sounds less creepy! As the motto here in the title lets on, a typical […]

Survival for Families: An Autumn Mini-Series – S.O.S.

We’ve all (likely) seen either Survivorman, Man Vs. Wild, Dual Survival, Naked and Afraid, Survivor, Dude, You’re Screwed, Fat Guys in the Woods, or some form of other survival show. I’m sure I’m forgetting about 30 of them currently screened on any number of popular networks these days. There isn’t a corner of Alaska that […]

Animals of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada

One of the main goals in traveling and adventuring further than the backyard is showing children new ecosystems and the species which call it home. This photo tour of a Canadian Rockies roadschool adventure is sure to inspire some wild lessons and great itineraries to help celebrate Parks Canada for their 150th anniversary in 2017. [Note – […]

Camp Cooking with GSI Outdoors – [Review & Tips]

When you’re not staying in one place each night, the entire camp scenario needs to be simplified. More efficient. Easier. Just taking the tent up and down and throwing your bags and pillows in takes precious time when you’re makin’ the miles across the country. This means that the seven course breakfast rarely happens. However, […]

There and Back: An Alaska Highway Road Trip and Cruise Itinerary

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 […]

How to Plan a Long Family Road Trip

As most of you now know, we’re headed to Alaska for a month. Canada will take about ten days of that time. We are going to be traveling in a borrowed minivan as light as possible, which is always a huge test of my will power. Here’s how we’re doing the pre-planning as we’re counting […]

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