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Onya Baby Pure Giveaway (October 10-24)

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“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” ~ Bob Bitchin We love adventures! Big ones, small ones, close ones, far ones! And all of our adventures wouldn’t be nearly as fun if it weren’t for our toddler, Huckleberry the Trail Baby (yeah, I know, he’s not a baby anymore). And that quote above rings oh-so-true when adventuring… Read more »

Learn to be an Outdoor Mom! (Online Course + Coupon Code)

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Are you ready to take your parenting to the next level? Then let’s head outside! Or, really, just to the Outdoor Mom Academy…and then the great outdoors! You probably read the title of this post and thought “Pfft, I don’t need to LEARN to be an outdoor mom!” I’m not going to tell you that you’re wrong because you’re not. Simply momming… Read more »

Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Child Carrier Backpack Review

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  As Huckleberry gets bigger and our adventures get a little more adventurous, we have quickly realized that our soft-structured carriers are not going to cut it. We needed something a little more rugged, with a little more support, that could carry more than just… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Katie

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Katie, a human of the outdoors. Katie lives in Rowley, Massachusetts and gets outdoors with her husband and their 2-year old son, Colton. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I try to get outdoors every day! I have always been an avid hiker: hiking the 4000 footers in NH every… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Ellie

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Ellie, a human of the outdoors. Ellie lives in the San Joaquin Valley in California and gets outdoors with her husband and their 4-year old son. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… My son, whom I call “Squishy”, and I, along with my husband, live in the San Joaquin Valley… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Holly

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Holly, a human of the outdoors. Holly lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and gets outdoors with her husband and their nearly 3-year old daughter. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I spend my time outdoors with my husband, Jon, our 2.5-year old, Abbie and our dog Meggie (A.K.A. the squirrel chaser)…. Read more »

Wee Woollies Review (+ Winter Layering Guide)

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 I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We are a “rain or shine” family, which also means that we get outside whether it’s +35˚c or -35˚c. In order to do this successfully, though, we need some “tools”. There’s an old Norwegian saying, “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.” So to… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Nancy

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Nancy, a human of the outdoors. Nancy lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia and gets outdoors with her husband and their three kids (ages 1, 7 and 9), as well as friends. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… When I was off on maternity leave for the third time last year,… Read more »

Kiddy Adventure Pack Child Carrier Backpack Review

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  For the first 9 months of Huckleberry’s life, we were all about the soft-structured carriers: like our Onya Baby Outback and MiaMily HIPSTER Plus. As our hikes grew longer and Huckleberry grew heavier, we quickly realized we needed something more. We need something that could… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Chantal

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Chantal, a human of the outdoors. Chantal lives in Edmundston, New Brunswick and gets outdoors with her husband, Marc, and their 2 daughters: Catherine who is 4 years old and Aria who is 1 and a half years old. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… My husband and I are… Read more »

How We Do: Packing for a Day Hike

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Ask and you shall receive! Here is a list of everything that we pack for a typical 4-8 hour day hike: Day Pack (we use a MEC Air Hike 22L with hideaway rain cover) Water (we use a CamelBak Antidote 3L Reservoir) Knife (we use a True Utility SmartKnife) First Aid Kit (we use a 79-piece camping First Aid Kit… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Nyssa

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Nyssa, a human of the outdoors. Nyssa lives in Fergus, Ontario and gets outdoors with her husband, Chris, and their 10-month old daughter, Arya. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I hit the local trails almost daily with Arya strapped to me (thank you, maternity leave, for the time to… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Fourth Quarter

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WE DID IT! Between September 1st and October 31st, we hiked every single loop trail in Frontenac Provincial Park! With all of our doubling back to access interior trails, and hiking in to camp, we totalled about 150km in those two months. And we did it all with a baby on our back and a dog by our side. And… Read more »