Every single trip, there's One Thing we forget. Unnecessary accessories like our camera tripod, stickers, or Mandy's super cute hat for photo ops. Kinda important stuff, not enough to ruin the trip, but you're kicking yourself for forgetting it: parachord, coffee (gasp!), duct tape. Then, there's the big ticket items. The vital shit. It was on … Continue reading That One Thing
Prepare all you want, but unexpected twists make for the best kind of adventure. You can have all your gear laid out, but still forget your hat in the car at the airport (guilty). You can go over the lists a bajillion times, but don't buy rain pants (also guilty). We had checklists, booked our … Continue reading Oh, Canada!
For Kids To Parks Day (and to test our new sleeping pads for our upcoming Canada trip), we boogied up I-45 90 minutes to Sam Houston National Forest. Not only did we take our girls, but this time J.C.'s sister, Claire, and nephew Mac came along - and it was Mac's first camping trip. Needless … Continue reading Kids To Parks Day
We love camping, it's probably our favorite thing (besides each other and our kids and yada yada yada) but that doesn't mean you will like it. In fact, we're pretty sure you're going to hate it. So we've compiled our top 5 reasons that you shouldn't go camping: 1. THERE'S NO WIFI. There's no wifi … Continue reading We Promise, You Shouldn’t Go Camping.
Let's admit it; we've all done some stupid shit when it comes to camping. The type of idiocy that nobody talks about during #hikerchat, #parkchat or anywhere, because it's SO embarrassing. Well, now's the time to talk about it. Camping snafus are hilarious to look back on, mostly because we survived. It wasn't actually that … Continue reading You did what?! Our Most Memorable Camping Fails
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and that means you should be thinking about the perfect gift for the mom in your life, even if she says otherwise (it’s a trap!). Being an outdoor mom myself, I’m here to give you the scoop on what she’ll love. Whether she’s the practical mom, the zen mom, the … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Mom
If you've ever tweeted with us, you probably know we love coffee...but we're not coffee snobs; we'll still drink the 'bucks, however, we do try to locate cool coffee brands that stand for the same type of stuff that we do. We found that with Hikers Brew Coffee. It's kinda funny how we ended up with … Continue reading More than just Caffeine with Hikers Brew Coffee
We know, we know, we know. We'll catch you up on our recent excursion to Colorado, but we're back now, and we've got some big news. We're going to Canada! We've teased it, but we wanted to go ahead and officially announce that we're heading to Banff National Park in June. We have already received … Continue reading Surprise! We’re back & we’re leaving again
Father's Day is less than two weeks out, so it's about time to get the dad in your life a little something to show him that he's THE MAN. As a dad who enjoys being adventurous outside, I think I've got a little insight as to what he might like. So we've compiled a list, … Continue reading Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Adventurous Dad
Contrary to the state slogan, we do encourage you to mess with Texas. Specifically, go mess with Big Bend National Park in the far west corner of the Lone Star State. Big Bend is one of our least visited national parks, but that is not in any way a reflection of how beautiful it is. We were … Continue reading 5 Things You Must Do at Big Bend National Park