Tag Archives: backpacking

7 Tips for Ultralight Backpacking (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. This week’s feature is from Luna of HikerTrack.com. Luna is an outdoor enthusiast from Phoenix, Arizona. She loves to share all of her outdoor… Read more »

10 Tips for Backpacking & Travel (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. Today’s feature is from Hamilton Perkins, the founder and president of Hamilton Perkins Collection, a recently certified… Read more »

Huckleberry’s First Camping Trip

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I can finally stand behind the “Camping” part of my blog’s tagline as we have officially camped as a family! Huckleberry’s first camping trip was a backcountry adventure in Frontenac Provincial Park, less than an hour from home. We kept it fairly simple, and hiked in from the north end of the park to the nearest campsite, only a 20-minute… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Roamer Leash Review

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Picture this: You are scrambling up a steep rocky incline. You have 40 pounds of gear strapped to your back. You are doing your best to keep moving onward and upward despite your lovely friend, Gravity, pulling you back down. You are using your hands for balance and momentum. Around one wrist is a leash and…HEY! IS THAT A SQUIRREL?!… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Palisades Pack Review

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Have you ever bought a backpack before? The sheer amount of packs available can be overwhelming, not to mention the features and fits and styles available. I bought my Black Diamond pack about 6 years ago when I was heading to France for six months and wasn’t looking for much beyond a decent fit and carryon compatibility. It’s actually designed… Read more »

Baby Has a Trail Name

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Just over a week ago I put it out to all of you, my awesome readers, to help come up with a trail name for our little guy. If you’re new here, you can read all about what a trail name is and why we want one in this post. The response was more than I could have asked for… Read more »

Baby Needs a Trail Name

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Over the past two years, I have been following a few mommy bloggers and I’ve come to notice something: rarely do they refer to their children by their real names. I would say that 99% of the time this is to conceal the identity of their offspring and protect them from the worldwide web. However, in the few posts I’ve written… Read more »

Get Your Body Trail Ready (Training Plan)

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It’s that time of year again. Winter’s end is in sight (at least on the calendar, anyway). You’re finding yourself lusting for summer. Those daydreams you’ve been having of future hiking and camping trips are becoming more and more real. Maybe you’re planning a 3-week end-to-end of the Rideau Trail (like us, this time last year), or a week-long family… Read more »