Category: Outdoor Fun

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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How to Get Discounts at National and State Parks

There are so many parks to explore in the US that are run by state and national governments. Most states actually have hundreds to choose from. Depending on what state you are in will determine how you pay to get into these parks. In Montana, we paid an amount on our vehicle registration to get […]

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Spring Hiking Tips

I just took my first hike of the season and it really reset my soul. We had such a long and depressing winter here in the Pacific Northwest. It was never ending snow and the grey skies really did a number on my happiness.I was so happy when I started seeing green grass and buds […]

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8 Eco Activities for Earth Day for Adults

Earth Day is on April 22. For me, since I am such an outdoor and nature enthusiast, Earth Day is an important day about Eco-education and more so for getting out into mother nature and enjoying her and taking all of the beauty in. It is also a day to examine how we can reduce […]

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How to Find the Best Hiking Trails

I love to hike. I am not an expert, though. Because of this, I often don’t know where to go to find the best trails that fit my level, especially if I am not near where I live. Ideally, I would love to hike all over the world at some point, but that means figuring […]

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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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