Category: Outdoor Fun

9 Tips for Fall Camping

Crisp Autumn air, beautiful fall leaves crunching between your feet and cool air brushing through your hair; fall is the perfect time for camping. I really like fall camping because it’s a little cooler and there tend to be less pesky bugs to deal with. With that being said, here are 9 tips for fall […]

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How to Camp More Eco-Friendly

Spring is definitely starting here in the Pacific Northwest and that means we are starting to think about going on our first camping trip of the season! When we go camping, we really try to do it so that we don’t disturb the environment. It seems to make the most sense to us. If you […]

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10 Free Apps For Camping

  If you love getting outdoors, but still feel that technology is useful even when you are getting away from it all, and you are lucky enough to still have service where you are at, you may be wondering if there are any good apps available to help you plan your trips camping, or ones […]

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Tick Prevention and How to Remove Ticks

I hate ticks. Not only because they are disgusting little creatures, but because they cause so much disease. They also seem to love me as I find one on me almost every times I go out in the woods. Just a few weeks ago, Spencer and I went out to a wildlife refuge and as […]

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How to Responsibly Camp Off Grid

Off the grid camping (sometimes called dispersed camping) is one of my favorite ways to get outdoors and enjoy mother nature. Most of the time it is on free land (BLM land in many cases) so I don’t have to pay for a spot. It is very primitive, but that doesn’t bother me and I […]

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6 Great Day Hikes Near Spokane WA

  We live in Spokane, WA so naturally we look for great places near us to hike that won’t require we drive far when the mood strikes us. It took us a couple of years to finally get enough time to really explore and we started doing it last year. We are lucky that there […]

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DIY Bug Bite Balm

When I was a kid, my mom would always make sure to bring the after bite stick with us when we went camping. For some reason those mosquitoes really liked me and I would go to sleep every night itching and scratching. The after bite stick was my saving grace. As I have moved towards […]

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Camping and Hiking Myths

I grew up camping. I can’t even tell you all the places I have been in the western part of Montana and Idaho. Every family reunion, most weekends in the summer months and many weeks were spent camping or in the outdoors. If you are a camping or hiking newbie, you may have heard a […]

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Bear Safety When Hiking

This post contains affiliate links. I grew up in Montana. This means I was told from a young age how to avoid ending up face to face with a bear. I can say in all my years of doing outdoor activities, I never have. Just in case I ever do, though, I also know some […]

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How to Camp for Free or Nearly Free

This title can be a bit misleading as it’s nearly impossible to camp entirely for free when you include supplies, equipment and food, but this post will show you how to find free camping sites as well as the discounts that are available for certain groups of individuals at the National and State Park level. […]

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