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Cubbies – the Best Winter Mittens for Kids

Gear Review: Cubbies – the Best Winter Mittens for Kids

During the wintertime, our kids spend a lot of time in the snow. For years, we’ve struggled to find the best winter mittens for kids that would stay on their hands and keep the snow out. Though some products were better than others, ultimately at least one of the kids would lose a mitten and end up […]

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Addie using a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Gear Review: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter + Giveaway

Hydration is a huge concern for outdoor adventurers. When heading out even on a short day hike, we weigh down our backpacks with liters of water because running out of water during a trip can quickly turn into a worst-case scenario. Packing a water filtration system is an option, but they are often bulky, taking up room […]

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Midland ER300 Weather Alert Radio

Gear Review: Midland ER300 Weather Alert Radio

We are not usually the type of folks who listen to the radio while camping, but when offered the chance to test out Midland’s ER300 Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio, we figured it would be worth it just for the weather information. What we didn’t realize was that the radio is jam-packed with a lot of […]

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Mountain House BReakfast Bucket

Gear Review (Video): Mountain House Breakfast Bucket + GIVEAWAY!

We had a great time reviewing the Mountain House Breakfast Bucket. Check out our review, then enter below to win your own! Though Mountain House provided us with a Breakfast Bucket, our review of the product is based on our own opinions. 

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Duraflame Roasting Logs

Gear Review: duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs

Chemicals. Toxic. Cheating. These are the words that come to mind when I think of popping a duraflame log into the fire pit when camping. I prefer an old-fashioned fire started with the spark of magnesium shavings as they catch on kindling collected from the campsite. Needless to say, I was skeptical when asked to review […]

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Addie eating Honey Stingers

Gear Review (Video): Honey Stinger Kids’ Organic Waffles

Though Honey Stinger provided us with samples of their Kids’ Organic Waffles, our review of the product is based on our own opinions.

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Kendra wearing the Tenaya V-Neck Maternity Eco Tee from Mountain Mama

Gear Review: Mountain Mama Maternity Outdoor Apparel

We are honored to represent Mountain Mama, a small company in California owned by Teresa Delfin. An avid outdoor adventurer, Teresa founded Mountain Mama after her own frustrating experiences trying to find suitable active maternity wear during her first pregnancy. We love the company’s ideals – adherence to wilderness ethics, use of sustainable materials, low […]

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Addie pouring water into the Mountain House Mountain Oven.

Gear Review: Mountain House Mountain Oven Flameless Heating Kit

While we were in Europe last month, I was contacted by Mountain House (a company that specializes in freeze-dried foods) and asked if I would like to review their new flameless heating kit – The Mountain Oven. I personally have never eaten a freeze-dried meal – I always thought they were for astronauts. That’s what […]

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Addie in the Lilly Gold Sit 'N' Stroll 5 in 1 Car Seat & Stroller Combination

Gear Review: Lilly Gold Sit ‘n’ Stroll

While we were getting ready for our last trip to Europe, we made tons of lists, especially in regard to what we needed to bring for Addison, our 19 month old daughter. The one thing I was dreading was toting her car seat. It wasn’t an option for us – we needed a car seat […]

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Kelty FC 1.0 Kid Carrier

Gear Review: Kelty Kids FC 1.0 Carrier

While hiking with Kendra’s parents in South Carolina, I got the opportunity to try out her mom’s Kelty Kids FC 1.0 Carrier with Addison. We went a on 3-mile hike on a easy trail with Addison riding in the carrier most of the way. She really seemed to enjoy the view from the pack – […]

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