Category: Featured

Tips to help your child sleep when camping

The most challenging part of camping with kids is getting them to sleep well. We’ve tried a variety of tactics to help ours fall and stay alseep. These are our top tips.

DIY baby hot cocoa mug photoshoot

We give the step-by-step DIY to create a baby in hot cocoa photoshoot.

Nut Loaf Recipe

The PBD (Plant-Based Diet) Nut Loaf has been a staple for years.  We LOVE this recipe!  It has very simple ingredients, it’s easy to make, and is filled with a powerhouse of nutrients including protein, fiber, folate, vitamins E, K, A, and copper.  We usually serve it with a side of redskin potatoes and steamed spinach.  It’s the perfect dish for a chilly night and makes great leftovers.

How we stay warm in our van during the winter

We do not have a diesel heater in our van, but we are able to keep cozy during the winter months camping with the following tricks.

what to wear hiking and backpacking

Wearing comfortable, breathable, and durable clothing hiking and backpacking is critical for remaining comfortable throughout your adventure. We organized the clothing, shoes, and hats we wear by each person.

Tent camping with kids

We’ve camped everywhere from the beach and the desert, to the mountains and everything in-between with our kids. Sleeping in a tent with little ones was a big departure from our former days as backpackers sans kiddos. Now with kids, we’ve tried lots of different options and we are sharing our experience, good and bad. There’s so many different factors that go into camping in a tent with kids such as professional organization guidelines, family preferences, child needs, and style of camping to name a few. For this reason, what we are sharing in this blog is not recommendations for what you should do, but rather a description of what WE do. And what we do continues to evolve as our children grow and new equipment is developed in the ever expanding realm of outdoor gear.

camping gear list

We are self-proclaimed gear junkies. We love having the right “stuff” to make any adventure a little easier or more fun. Across countless camping outings we have discovered that quality gear is important in order to make the camping experience a blast.

Camping essentials for babies

Heading out on a camping trip with little kids can be exciting but also a bit daunting. We have found a few helpful pieces of gear make time around camp a little bit easier.

Backpacking Gear list

We’ve compiled a list of gear we used to go backpacking with our two kids in the desert.

books for the outdoorsy toddler

We’ve found that reading books to our kids about the outdoors has helped inspire excitement for any family outdoor activity. We put together this list of our favorite books that have helped teach our kids about so many things: animals, plants, seasons, the sun and moon, camping, fire safety, bugs, colors, hiking…the list goes on and on!