Gear Find: Kid Sized Water Bottles

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Something to ponder….ever gone shopping for child sized water bottles that are neither heavy, flimsy as a paper cup or heavily encrusted with cartoon characters and not break your wallet? Yeah, not so easy! If I ever see another Frozen The Movie water bottle in hot pink it’ll be way too soon….. While I had […]

Gear Review: SunBell

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A few months back we were sent a Bright Products SunBell to review. Solar and LED’s have made what once unreachable, now something many of us can have along. The SunBell is interesting. It isn’t the lightest at 1 pound, 3 ounces, nor is it the smallest device. It does though work well, charge easily […]

What Do Our Toddler & Preschooler Carry?

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Posts on “What I Carry In My Pack” are pretty common on the interwebs, although it is nearly always written from an adult’s perspective. Children get covered here and there, but it is nearly always older children (school-age). In my years of hiking I have noticed one constant truth: children are not taken out enough, […]

Gear Review: BigShot Wide Mouth

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I am admittedly a throwback to the past with certain gear. Example? I don’t like hydration bladders. Loooong ago, when they first came out, I jumped on it. And found I never did like it, no matter the brand. I found I like a bladder for in-camp use great, but not for drinking. I went […]

Gear Review: Deuter Backpacks For Kids

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I’ve often mentioned my loyalty to Deuter – my daypack, backpacking pack and kid carrier packs are Deuter. My daypack (and sometimes an overnighter) has been with me for 5+ years now, without any issues. Compared to an REI daypack I bought at the same time, the Deuter still looks great – no fraying, no […]

Gear Review: Bic Flex Wand Lighter

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Having a long-handled lighter can be quite handy for camping. Much easier than having to kneel down to get a fire going in a pit. Or for starting fires in wood stoves when cabin camping. Or starting up stoves. We were recently sent a Bic Flex Wand Lighter, which I gave a heavy abuse to […]