A woman sitting on the ground eating oatmeal. Text written on the photo points to various things in the photo like her, her oatmeal, and the hiking kitchen

Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipes | The perfect camping breakfast!

Do you like secrets?  Do you also like oatmeal?  Well, for all you oatmeal-eating, secret-lovers, this one’s for you:  Did you know you can stop buying those overly processed and overly-sweetened pre-packaged instant oatmeals and instead start making healthy instant oatmeal right in your own kitchen! No worries, it’s easy!  You can do this.  These healthy instant oatmeal recipes below are quick, very adaptable and easily transportable for single-serving meals.[…]

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supplies to make campfire apple pies, bread, stewed apples, pie irons all on a red checkered picnic table

Yummy Campfire Apple Pie with a Twist!

Do you consider yourself an outdoorsy person?  If I made you a hobo pie would you know what that is?  Well, I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had no idea these things even existed until about a year ago when my cousin treated us to campfire apple pies made with pie irons. And, wow!  They were so yummy! Since then, we’ve purchased a few campfire pie irons of our[…]

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Campfire Camping Pizzas – easy and tasty!

Here it is… two favorite things smashed together:  camping and pizza! When you’re thinking about meals for the campsite, chances are you’re looking for recipes that are quick, low prep, easy to cook, and popular with kids.  Well, these camping pizzas fit all those criteria. Read on down below to find out how we make our camping pizzas.  It’s pretty straightforward and you can probably figure it out by the[…]

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Campfire Egg Cups with Ham | An Easy Camping Breakfast

Here it is: an easy camping breakfast that you can eat any time of the day!  These egg cups with ham are yummy, easy to make, and the process is simple enough that kids can help. When we’re camping with the kids our go-to meals are usually simple, familiar, and involve minimal cleanup.  This is one such meal. Add some fruit and toast for a complete breakfast or a big[…]

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Do you really know how to use bear spray?

If you’re adventuring outdoors in bear country it is best practice to carry a can of bear spray with you.  But, do you actually know how to use bear spray? Believe me, if you find yourself face to face with a mamma bear, you won’t have time to read the label! Below you’ll find the best advice I could gather up from reputable bear safety sources. (This post contains affiliate[…]

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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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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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Father and son backpacking in the mountains

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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Connect your family to nature: Man, woman, and two children standing together with Mt. Taranaki of New Zealand in the background. text reads making nature connections, one family's story

What Connects Your Family to Nature? | A Story Shared

You don’t have to be an outdoor adventurer to connect your family to nature, but it sure helps!  Do you take your family trekking through the woods and let them sleep under the stars? In this addition to Take Them Outside’s Connecting to Nature Series, Mark shares how a childhood of outdoor adventure has inspired him to share his love of nature with his own children. (I’ve included some affiliate[…]

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