Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review

    One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really isn’t much. I am counting down the weeks until I get back after it, […]

    Brand Spotlight: Nite Ize

      Sometimes we like to take a day and just show off a particular brand if we really love their products. Today we’re focusing on Nite Ize. We’ve used their products for a few years now and really have been pleased with how they perform, especially for camping trips. Please note that the links in this […]

      The BEST Sleeping Solution for Camping with Babies

        Last November we spent a glorious few days camping in Moab as a family. And by days, I really do literally mean the days were glorious – the nights were the coldest I have EVER been. The biggest issue? I was trying to deal with a nursing baby AND trying to keep myself warm. It […]

        Maximize your Coolers + Igloo Review

          We drive long distances on a regular basis. The major grocery store is 1.5 hours away. While in the winter that doesn’t matter much, in the summer I am always trying to keep everything cold and out of the heat. We also love being able to camp for numerous days and not have to worry […]

          When a Bear Wanders into Camp + Leave No Trace Tips

            A couple weekends ago we spent (tent) camping at one of my all-time favorite spots in Teton National Park, Jenny Lake. Jenny Lake is a tent-only campground that has easy access to the fabulous paved trails (that go all the way to Jackson now), the gorgeous lake of the same name and tons of hiking. It’s […]

            Five Easy Campfire Recipes: Discover Delicious Low-Maintenance Campfire Recipes

              A little message from Merrell today (because I love their shoes and their clothing AND camping and eating while camping)…..and I need to be packing our own camping food right now anyway for weekends of fun ahead.   There’s nothing quite like fresh-caught fish when you’re camping. But if you’ve had a long day of hiking […]

              The Best Camping Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

                Camping season is NOT over, so don’t put away that gear yet.  In fact, some of the best camping happens after the bugs are gone and the crowds have diminished.  Here’s some great products we didn’t want to miss out on telling you about, especially for camping families.  Highly recommended by us! Note: Many of […]

                The Ultimate Outdoor Family Tent – Directly from the Designer

                  Our family is growing.  With three children now who are obviously getting bigger by the day, we need room when we are camping.  Most compact and lightweight family tents (made for backpacking), top out at 4.  And it’s a tight 4 at that.  They leave little room for anything but sleeping (and take no account […]

                  Cricket 5-Minute Firestarter + Giveaway

                    We hope you’re gearing up for a (safe) weekend of outdoor fun as we celebrate our Independence Day here in the United States.  This weekend (barring any fire restrictions) means camping and campfires and bar-b-qs, which also means starting fires.  I wanted to show you a great little product that we have been testing out […]

                    Cooking Around the Campfire with Cast Iron

                      Until just last year, I was completely unaware of how great cast iron could possibly be.  I was “one of those people” that was sick of sticking food in my pans (which I now know is due to poor seasoning) and the weight of cast iron.  Confession – when my husband and I got married […]