Archive For The “Stuff We Use Outdoors” Category

The Things We Carry

By | September 19, 2011

After reading GnTD listing the contents of his outdoor pockets, Iím inspired to share my own outdoor necessities. These arenít the gear that is specific to any one thing (my kidís bike helmet, for example) but general outdoor gear that Iíd want to have with me no matter what we are doing. First is a […]

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Mental Health Kit:
Unstructured Play for Parents

By | September 16, 2011

Let’s face it, sometimes you’re just outside with the kids to supervise. No projects, no activities. They get to enjoy unstructured play, and you… you get to clean the garage. Well, not always. Maybe you bring a book. I do that. Other times I might mess around with Angry Birds on the iPod or walk […]

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Our Kids Have Their Own Gear

By | August 2, 2011

A big part of getting kids involved is letting them be involved. While I am not entirely on board with creating a need for “stuff” in kids, letting them have a few pieces of equipment just for them can go a long way toward generating ownership in outdoor activities. If you’re anything like our family, […]

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Taking Babies Outdoors: Two Options

By | July 26, 2011

Hiking at Keystone, geocaching

This one takes a step back from my advice on how to teach a kid to ride a bike, and is for you newer parents. So, youíve got a new little bundle of joy. Youíve stayed at home coo-ing and feeding and loving them for months. And you donít love them any less, butÖ is […]

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Kelty Child Carrier Review

By | July 20, 2011

I love my son (he is my boy, after all), but I have to admit that when it comes to hiking, heís completely useless. His form is sloppy, he has absolutely no stamina, and when it comes to carrying a pack? Forget it. As parents, we donít want to push our kids too much, but […]

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All About Balance

By | April 17, 2011

Riding a bike gives kids a way to explore and enjoy the world outdoors. But what’s the best way to teach a kid to ride a bike. It’s tricky business, right? Training wheels, scraped knees, and all that running along side holding the seat? Several years back we met some friends at a park in […]

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