Blueberries spilling from an enamel camping mug with a big red heart on it

An Enamel Camping Mug for Everyone

Some of these mugs are very old, many are new… they’re all enameled and they’ll all look fabulous when filled with tea and cozied up in your hands on a cool camping morning.  If enameled mugs are your thing, then you’ll enjoy this collection. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to[…]

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Kids and bear safety | Be prepared

The chances of having a bear encounter on the trail are extremely low.  In Yellowstone National Park, your odds of being injured by a bear are 1 in 2.7 million.  Only about 2 people in the entire US are killed by bears each year. But still, bears are kinda scary.  And, all of life is an odds game, right?  Wouldn’t you want to push the odds just a little more[…]

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Tacos in a bag, easy camping food ideas

Have you ever made walking tacos or tacos in a bag for your kids?  If not, you ought to give them a try!  They are super easy to make.  And they’re so yummy your kids will absolutely love you! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff[…]

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use and enjoy. See my about page for more information) For some of[…]

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Easy and healthy hiking snacks kids will love!

What do you pack to eat when you’re heading out on the trail?  Does your family have any favorite hiking snacks?  Or, perhaps you’re new at this family hiking stuff and you’re looking for a few suggestions. Below you’ll find a whole bunch of suggestions.  Many of the following snacks are relatively healthy and easy options, most of which you can pick up at the local grocery or make in[…]

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Printable Camping Scavenger Hunts for Kids and Families

Do you and your kids love scavenger hunts?  There was a certain age where my kids adored scavenger hunts!  Just a few scribbles on some scrap paper were enough to get them out and about hunting and discovering.  We’ve done scavenger hunts around home, at the airport, in the woods, and in the backyard.  So, it seemed like it was time to create camping scavenger hunts for them. (This post[…]

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Top 10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Have you ever been out in the woods, enjoying a lovely family hike when all of a sudden someone stops and refuses to walk one more step?  If you’ve done much hiking with kids, chances are you’ve experienced the stone footed child.  But really, can you blame those little people for their complaints?  Hiking can be hard sometimes.  Heck, I’ve been on hikes when I’m the one who starts crying[…]

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Backcountry camping with Kids: Prep for Success

No internet.  No running water.  No electricity.  Just lots and lots of fresh air; just ourselves and our surroundings for entertainment.  Pure adventure.  Are you ready to bring your kids backcountry camping for some intimate wilderness and family time?  Does this idea terrify you or you are considering this type of adventure?  Read on for some practical advice for backbacking with kids and camping in the woods. (For your convenience, this[…]

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