Category: Outdoor Fun

Winter Camping Tips

It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest has winter. Some years, it is crazy here! What is interesting is since the Pacific northwest also has so many different climates from ocean-side to dessert and even some rain forest, winter can mean different things depending on where you decide to go. If you are looking to […]

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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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20 Outdoor Fall Activities for Free Or Frugal

  Fall is my favorite season. Not only is it the colors  of the changing leaves, but also the end to a hot season that left me uncomfortable and especially this year, unable to breathe because of the forest fire smoke. I love how Autumn really is a season for all the senses. There are […]

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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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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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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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Tips for going on a Wildflower Hunt

  Living in the Pacific Northwest and growing up in Montana, I am no stranger to seeing so many different kinds of wildflowers. I grew up knowing that spring was truly there when we started seeing them alongside the road as well as the hillside. I have a deep love for wildflowers and have recently […]

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20 Camping and Hiking Hacks

Millions of people make the decision to get back to nature every year. Connecting with nature is rewarding in so many ways and it’s great to do alone, with friends, or family.  Are you planning a camping or hiking trip this summer? There are so many things to think about, plan and pack. Above all […]

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