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25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

25 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Outdoor Lovers ALWAYS need!

Are you the ‘Indoorsy’ type shopping for an ‘Outdoorsy’ loved one, friend, or coworker? Not sure what your favorite hiker, backpacker, kayaker, hunter, fisherman, prepper or survivalist in your life already has or may still need? Just looking for some last-minute items to fill out that Christmas stocking? We’re here to help!

THE MOST ABSOLUTELY EPIC THING ABOUT THIS LIST: If they already have one, more is better! Nearly every item on this list is a stocking stuffer that ANY outdoor enthusiast, from beginner/casual day hiker to the most hard-core adventurer, needs, and needs more of!

I made this SUPER EASY for you! ALL links go to Amazon, there are no sizes to guess, and the research is done. Items start at just a few dollars and, although a (very) few exceed the $50 or $100 mark,  there are budget-friendly options for all of these ideas. Where I did not have personal experience with a product, I combed the web…I have spent days researching these products and reading reviews. I am a fanatic about buying the right thing the first time.

These are gifts that will NOT be unwanted or returned! Continue Reading

A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

A Family-Friendly Getaway: Review of ADK’s Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground on Heart Lake

WHERE: The Adirondak Loj & Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake, Lake Placid, NY 1002 Adirondack Loj Road Lake Placid, NY 12946-0867 Google Maps Directions RESERVATIONS: 518-523-3441 Or Review Accommodation Choices and Book Online! I know I have posted here and there about this place, but it’s time for a full-on review and tour. Because we love…Continue Reading

March 2015 Gear Giveaway: A Back Country Kitchen!

March 2015 Gear Giveaway: A Back Country Kitchen!

OH YEAH! It’s that time again!! One of our subscribers will be chosen on 3/31/15 to receive a back country starter kitchen! This may be our favorite giveaway yet! A backpacker’s starter kitchen, complete with meals and coffee! Contains some of our favorite gear and backpacking food. Starter Kitchen includes: Continue Reading

3 fun family outdoor activities to keep the whole family engaged for hours & have the kids begging to GET OUT MORE!

3 fun family outdoor activities to keep the whole family engaged for hours & have the kids begging to GET OUT MORE!

If you have camped for any length of time, with children, you know how hard it is to keep their enthusiasm up. The secret to having tiny happy campers is to keep them busy! These activities are our absolute favorites for hiking, camping, or just having fun hanging out together in our back yard! No cheap, toxic…Continue Reading

A Quick Winter Camp in the Adirondacks for a Sunrise Summit!

A Quick Winter Camp in the Adirondacks for a Sunrise Summit!

Well, it finally happened….I was laid up with the dreaded winter cold! I am honestly surprised it took so long given the sickly sounds making the rounds where I work. Last weekend, I was finally feeling well enough again to get the itch for an adventure!Continue Reading

Campfire Cooking Recipe: Campfire Roasted Steak and Root Vegetables. A Hobo-Style Foil Packet Campfire Dinner

Campfire Cooking Recipe: Campfire Roasted Steak and Root Vegetables. A Hobo-Style Foil Packet Campfire Dinner

So easy, and so worth it! This simple and savory dinner, on a cold, snowy night of winter camping…is…HEAVEN! 🙂 Only FIVE ingredients and about FIVE minutes of prep time!Continue Reading

Gear Review and FEBRUARY GEAR GIVEAWAY! Black Diamond Mega Light 4-Person Floorless Tarp Shelter!

Gear Review and FEBRUARY GEAR GIVEAWAY! Black Diamond Mega Light 4-Person Floorless Tarp Shelter!

We had such a blast doing the Snow Peak mug giveaways in January, we are super excited for February’s!Continue Reading

Dix Mountain Wilderness, Adirondacks: Our First Winter Camping Adventure in a Tent!

Dix Mountain Wilderness, Adirondacks: Our First Winter Camping Adventure in a Tent!

Our first winter camp in a tent!! Eeehhhhh….really, a floorless shelter…but anyhow…. The trip went very well! It was about 19 degrees when we arrived at the Slide Brook camps. Fortunately for us, the lean to was vacant because we headed up Friday night and arrived in the camps at about 1:00 am. 1:00 am,…Continue Reading

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