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Merino Wool for Nursing Moms

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Nursing on the trail can be tough! Finding somewhere safe and comfy to sit and having seasonally appropriate apparel suited for both breastfeeding and an active lifestyle have been my biggest challenges so far. But I have found solutions to BOTH of those challenges now! Wahoo! Read on to find out how I solved those two issues… After discovering the… Read more »

Skin Care Tips for the Outdoor Family

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Taking care of our bodies, particularly our skin, is important to us as an outdoor family. Our skin is one of the ways that we interact with the great outdoors. We touch, we feel, we walk barefoot, we lay in the grass, we collect acorns, we are kissed by the sun, we climb on rocks, we dig our toes into… Read more »

HELP! Maman on the Trail’s Reader Engagement Survey

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Each time that I return to work, I get a huge slap in the face from reality. It is never a smooth transition no matter how many times I do it. My first official return to work after a year-long maternity leave was tough but I came out of that thinking I had things sort of figured out (read my… Read more »

7 Tips for Your First Night Hike

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Oh Winter, so dark and cold. I find it so disheartening and so difficult to get outside when it gets dark before dinnertime, and especially when it’s cold but there’s no snow. I find that we get caught up in routines and lose sight of the importance of time outside together. An entire week will go by and I’ll think back… Read more »

Gift Guide for Adventurous Toddlers (+Giveaway December 6-22)

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Welcome to Huckleberry the Trail Baby’s 2nd Birthday Celebrations! A Gift Guide (& Giveaway) for Adventurous Toddlers Huckleberry the Trail Baby is turning 2. Can we just take a moment to let that sink in? It is probably high time that we graduate him from Trail Baby to Trail Kid, perhaps that will be a post in the very near… Read more »

Hiking with Diabetes Requires Planning (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 Elisabeth Almekinder (RN, BA, CDE) of TheDiabetesCouncil.com. Elisabeth grew up in a small town in NC. The daughter of a country… Read more »

10 Ways to Avoid Ticks While Camping (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 Chris of Keep Dry Feet. With over 20 years in the construction industry, working in all sorts of… Read more »

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 »

Hydro Flask: For Your Water or Your Worms

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Have you ever packed yourself a bottle filled with ice cold water for an adventure, gotten to your destination after slogging up a steep rocky hill in the humid air, taken a swig of your refreshment only to find that it wasn’t at all refreshing,… Read more »

Ellie Ears Positional Support Pillow for Hiking

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Huckleberry has always been incredibly talented at napping on the go. We’ve never avoided adventure because it was nap time, knowing that we could guarantee a trail or car nap while out and about. However, when we moved from mostly using our Onya Baby… Read more »

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 »

12 Reasons to Love Merino Wool All Year Long

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We love merino wool! We love it for base layers and pyjamas. We love it in our hiking socks. We love it as underwear or in diaper covers . It is such a versatile material with benefits galore. We especially love it in the backcountry and we definitely love it all year long. By now you might be asking what’s the… Read more »

Eclypse II Backpacking Hammock Review

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  You need a backpacking hammock! Seriously, stop wasting your time reading this review and go buy one now! I’ll even save you the trouble of shopping around – the Eclypse II Backpacking Hammock from Tiny Big Adventure is lightweight, versatile, durable and inexpensive. It… Read more »

KEEN Footwear for the Hiking Family

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  The last time we bought hiking boots was in early 2012, right before a month-long car-camping trip in the Maritimes that had us hiking over 200km in all sorts of terrain. Since then, we’ve put easily another 400km on those boots. We took well… Read more »

The Ultimate Nursing Bra for the Hiking Mom

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  When we first decided to start a family, I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be for me to find clothing that supported our, apparently “unique” lifestyle choices. It seems to me that there is an abundance of quality maternity and nursing clothing… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Brandy

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Brandy, a human of the outdoors. Brandy lives in Ohio, USA and gets outdoors with her husband and their eight children, ranging in age from 9 to 24, two of which have type 1 diabetes. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… We are outdoors 3 – 4 times a week…. Read more »

HydroBlu Water Bottle & Filter Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Did you know that 1L of water weighs 1kg? We typically carry a full 3L Camelbak hydration bladder* each when we hike into the backcountry for an overnight stay. That means we are carrying 6kg just in water. For me, carrying 3kg of water… Read more »