The Beanie Sleeper – Because Everyone Wants a Warm and Dark Night’s Sleep

My Beannie Sleeper

By Sara Baird

One of the things I love about camping is a dark and quiet beautiful night’s sleep. A few years ago I was so excited for a Memorial Day tenting trip, I had big plans for a deep night’s sleep. Unfortunately, for sleep, there was the most amazing full moon that weekend and it never got dark. I remember lying awake all night wishing I had a sleep mask along. When asked to try out the Beanie Sleeper I immediately thought of this night. I normally sleep in a hat both when camper and read more

The Benefits of Camping + Backyard Camping Ideas

The Benefits of Camping + Backyard Camping Ideas

By Stacy Walden

Many of us can recall our favorite outdoor adventure as a child. Whether it was while away at a recreational camp with friends or right in your backyard with family, the rejuvenation that comes from nature is like no other.

But now that many wilderness camps are no longer in session due to COVID-19, it’s sad to see your children miss out on those experiences. The thrill of embarking on an adventure helps kids not only explore but become more familiar with the outdoors improving read more

Cruising the Amsterdam Canals, The Netherlands

Cruising the Amsterdam Canals

By Nicole Anderson

As a travel writer focused on sharing articles around locations of natural beauty, you probably wouldn’t expect to read anything from me about something located within a major European city.

Nevertheless, the waters making up the canals of Amsterdam are impressive and worth seeing when you are in the area.

Making up a combined system of over 160 canals, we are talking about waterways crisscrossing this city and together are over 100 kilometers (62 miles) in length. Although read more

Land Film Review: Camping for Women

Land Film Review

By Sara Baird

I’m a mom teetering at the edge of an empty nest. As I’ve seen my kids grow up and become independent humans making it on their own, I’ve often found myself holding tighter to the one I still have at home and my spouse and to sometimes consider the unimaginable. How would I even cope if I lost them? Land tells the story of two individuals who are faced with the harsh life-changing reality of the loss of their entire family and their quest for survival in the life they are left read more

Teton Sports Oasis Hydration Pack – A Lower Price Quality Choice

Teton Sports Oasis Hydration Pack

By Sara Baird

When shopping for hiking and camping equipment I am always torn between more expensive brands with all the bells and whistles and lower-priced packs with less. The Teton Sports Oasis Hydration Pack is a pack with a lower price tag that still comes with plenty of features to serve your needs. The pack arrived just in time to fill it up and bring it along on a winter read more

Being Pandemic Prepared: A COVID-19 Pandemic Lesson

What to Have Prepared in Case of a Pandemic A COVID 19 Lesson

By Samantha Rupp

If you were caught off guard by the COVID-19 pandemic, you certainly weren’t the only one. Amid local governments putting lockdowns and quarantine measures into place, individuals and families across the country found themselves unprepared to deal with a pandemic and, in many cases, they panicked. Local grocery stores ran short on canned food and other non-perishables, in addition to personal hygiene items like toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, and face masks.

However, the more read more

Isobaa Clothing – Beautiful, Comfortable, and a Quality Ecological Choice

Quality and comfort. Just love Isobaa Clothing!

By Sara Baird

Every time we purchase a product, we have the chance to pause and consider the ecological impact of our purchase. In our busy lives, this can be yet another overwhelming factor to consider. I would like to say I am always aware and make the best choice I can but I definitely can do better on this front. When I received the request to review some products from Isobaa clothing, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check out products from a company with high standards when it comes read more

My Custom Envy Blanket Review

Custom Envy Blanket

By Jessica Shouse

As a nature & landscape photographer, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review a neat new company, Custom Envy, which you can check out at www.customenvy.com. Here you can easily create your own high-quality custom photo products. You can choose from phone cases, blankets, drink tumblers, mugs, towels, journals, notebooks, clocks, and canvas prints.

As I was exploring the website, I created previews of several of the products using several of my photos. My favorite were read more

How Surfing Started: did you ever wonder?

how surfing started

By Michelle Williams

It seems that whenever the question of how surfing started is brought up, people don’t really know a clear answer but there are many stories. For many people, the first thing to come to mind when thinking at the beginnings of surfing, is probably a surfer somewhere in Australia. There has been some debate about surfing, both for and against, in Australia, so it is understandable that many surfers feel they know what actually happened when surfing started. But what exactly read more

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