How to Store Food in Bear Country

Food Storage Safety in Bear Country

How to Store Food in Bear Country Food storage is super important for your own safety, for the people who visit the area after you, and also for the safety of bears. When I was 17, I was backpacking in Shenandoah National Park with a group of friends.  I woke up in the night to … Read more

First Aid Hacks on the Trail

Trail First Aid Hacks

First Aid Hacks on the Trail While First Aid is a skill we never WANT to actually use, accidents can (and DO!) happen when we are playing outside.  Part of being a responsible parent on the trail means being prepared for anything, including injuries.  While nothing beats being prepared, we’ve put together some first aid … Read more

Best Tents for Camping with Dogs

best tents camping with dogs

Best Tents for Camping with Dogs Our Dogs, or “fur-kids,” are important members of the family, so we wouldn’t dream of leaving them behind when we go camping.  But… dogs are not exactly “easy” on outdoor gear. It’s important to use a tent that will both hold up to the unique challenges of camping with … Read more

Best Coolers for Camping

outdoor family coolers

The Best Coolers for Car Camping or Road Trips There’s nothing quite so important on any outdoor excursion with the kids as food! Food can make or break a camping trip, hike, day on the river, or off-roading adventure. Make sure you have the best coolers for your outdoor family to keep your food cold … Read more

Paddle Board with Your Dog

Paddleboarding with Family Dog

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUPing, has become an incredibly popular sport the last few years.  High-quality inflatable boards have made it easier to store and transport paddle boards, and the many rental shops have made it easy to try paddleboarding with your dog. Our dog is an important member of our family, so when we first … Read more

Boating with Babies and Toddlers

boating with kids

How to go boating with babies and toddlers I love the water. From competitive rowing and coaching, to stand-up paddle boarding, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and even just lazy-river tubing; some of my fondest memories are of sun-soaked days on the river. Boating with babies and toddlers adds a few more complications than … Read more