Gear Review: BigShot Wide Mouth

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

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 […]

Food Find: Revolution Foods Meal Kits

Food Find: Revolution Foods Meal Kits

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I’ll be honest – when I am trying to get three boys out the door as quickly as I can (hahaha…..quick?), I do look for help in the grocery store to get meals planned. I often take a lunch on trips, that I can leave in a cooler, for an after hike lunch. Sometimes that […]

A Little Hiking & An Alpine Lake

A Little Hiking & An Alpine Lake

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Sometimes life gets in the way, and I wake up and know that I need to go to the mountains. Monday was one of those days. Kirk had been in Asia for a week, for work, and then my brother came over and got Kirk sick. With finally everyone mostly well, I was twitching and […]