The Future For The FBC Cozy

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In the fall of 2007, when I finally finished the prototype of what would become the FBC Cozy, my life was a lot different. I had one child, who was in elementary school. I now have three children, 17, 5, and 3. I had a lot more time then. We cut, sewed and sold thousands […]

Gear Find: Bullfrog Marathon Mist Sunscreen

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Winter is often a time when sunscreen doesn’t come to mind, especially here in the often grey Pacific NorthWest. If you love snow sports though, you should be wearing protection, especially if you are above treeline, and at altitude. All it takes is one day like this….at 6,000 feet and you will be feeling like […]

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, […]