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: 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 […]

Gear Find: NYNE Mini Speaker

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Fair warning: While not everyone enjoys the sounds of music in the wilds, sometimes it is a lot of fun. Just don’t annoy anyone else with Thrash Metal 5000 on 30 while hiking, OK? Well, if you must, at least have a wicked air guitar style….and hair to match. What is tiny and packs a […]

Gear Review: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

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When I first started backpacking, back in the dark ages, there were not many choices for lights. You had heavy headlamps, that slid down into your glasses, lanterns that weighed a ton or flashlights that burned through batteries. I have felt for a long time that what really changed everything was LED bulbs finally being […]