Gear · Hiking Gear

What’s In My Daypack 2020

Years ago I was a happy UL (ultralight) hiker. I carried very little, I would do 4-day trips with a large daypack on. I was also on a high from the "there I was" tales. I once got into an argument on a trail about misery and hiking with a hiking partner, where I snarkily… Continue reading What’s In My Daypack 2020

Gear · Hiking Gear

Gear Review: Amazon Essentials Boy’s Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket

Whenever someone whines about the evil overlord that Amazon is.....I tend to roll my eyes, because living on an island means I have few choices for clothing shopping. Much less gear shopping (let me laugh a wee bit on that....there is nowhere to shop locally for that). When it comes to the boys, I want… Continue reading Gear Review: Amazon Essentials Boy’s Full-Zip Polar Fleece Jacket

Gear · Hiking Gear

What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads In 2020

In the past I have written about what our young boys carry in their backpacks for dayhikes. This year Walker will turn 10 and Alistaire will be 8. They have both grown since last years post which means new rain gear for the boys to come soon (Alistaire's just showed up today) With January winding… Continue reading What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads In 2020

DIY · Gear

Make It At Home: DIY After Workout Spray

Make It At Home. This DIY essential oil spray is great for tucking into a car at the trailhead, or using after you workout at home. It has a cooling mist to shake the hot feeling. Shake gently and mist on your skin after working out, for a lightly scented and cooling effect. After Workout… Continue reading Make It At Home: DIY After Workout Spray

DIY · Gear

Make It At Home: Peppermint and Tangerine Foot Soak

You might be thinking...."Sarah, why is there a recipe for a foot soak on this website?" Well, do your feet hate you after a long hike? Maybe you should be pampering them. And in this Make It At Home, that is what we will do. Foot soaks are easy to pull together and keep in… Continue reading Make It At Home: Peppermint and Tangerine Foot Soak