Monthly Archives: October 2016

Humans of the Outdoors: Susanne

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Susanne, a human of the outdoors. Susanne lives in an RV in the southern U.S. and gets outdoors with her husband, Trent, and their 9-year old son, Sam. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… My husband, my son, Biscuit (our road cat) and I live and travel full time in… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Packing Less with Wool

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*This post contains affiliate links. After our first time backcountry camping with cloth diapers, we returned home feeling wise and wrote a list of do’s and don’ts. That list served us well in preparing for trip number two, and we had more success this time around. We repeated our do’s and avoided most of our don’ts and lightened our load… Read more »

BabeeGreens Wool Diaper Cover & Longies Review (+ Giveaway Oct 27-Nov 3)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  “Why did we wait so long to try wool?!” I said to Trail Dad, halfway through our damp and difficult 9-hour hike, “we are carrying so much less, diaper changes are faster and he seems so cozy!” I may have also made some weird… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Third Quarter

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Well, I divided this into quarters timewise with roughly two weeks between each post over the course of two months, but we are one hike away from being done, and that’s more than 75%! The first quarter had 4 hikes, the second quarter also had 4 hikes, and this quarter has 2 hikes plus some camping. And then…the final hike and a reflection…. Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Jess

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Jess, a human of the outdoors. Jess lives Kingston, Ontario and gets outdoors with her husband and their 1-year old son. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… While I was on parental leave, we got outside daily for walks, swimming and playtime in the grass. Our days outside look quite… Read more »

Lil Helper Charcoal Diaper & Change Mat Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In case you haven’t already noticed, we use cloth diapers. Some folks think that cloth diapers and the backcountry don’t mix. Well, that just isn’t the case! We have already proven that camping with cloth diapers is possible, and I’m here today to tell you… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Annika

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Annika, a human of the outdoors. Annika lives in Calgary, Alberta and gets outdoors with her husband and their two daughters, ages 3 and 17 months. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I play outside at least 4 hours a day with my two toddlers, and my husband. We hike… Read more »

Emmett’s Top 3: Toronto Green Spaces

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Kate from EmmettsABCs.com is today’s guest contributor: Hi there! I’m Kate, the founder of Emmett’s ABCs. In my past life I’ve been a marketing professional, a brand strategist, and in corporate sales. And now? I’m a mom! But it wasn’t an easy path, and I’m the first to admit that in the beginning I was barely keeping my head above… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Michelle

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Michelle, a human of the outdoors. Michelle lives just north of Kingston, Ontario and gets outdoors with her husband and their two sons: Fintan, who is 10-years old and Iain, who is 8-years old. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… My husband and I both work in the outdoor industry;… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Second Quarter

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We are officially halfway through the Frontenac Challenge on the calendar, and have hiked 8 out of 11 loop trails at the point. Look at us go! But it hasn’t been easy. And even though distance-wise, the past two weeks were “easy”, we have met several other challenges that we didn’t foresee. We started late and speed-hiked on one loop,… Read more »

Litsie Creations Reusable Snack Bag Review (+ Giveaway October 5-19)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  In celebration of Earth Day, I wrote a list of everything green that we’re doing, and ways that we can improve by next year. On the list of improvements, I noted that I would like to start using reusable snack bags. With the amount… Read more »

Darn Tough Hiking Socks Review (+ Giveaway October 3-17)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  For some folks, socks are a mundane topic, a purchase like toothpaste or toilet paper, not worth noting. I am not one of those folks. I love socks! When I went off to university, my mom bought me a bright red pair of socks… Read more »