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Cool DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea

Cool DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea

Here’s a great tutorial for a Father’s Day gift for the A-typical Dad (that’s me). I’d rather be lost in the wilderness for a day than wear a tie for an hour. Anyways, most of the stuff kids make is really cute, and of course us Father’s appreciate all the effort, but every Father also [...]

May 14, 2014 Kristopher Artz FUN, KIDS ACTIVITIES, SKILLS 0

Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Campfire Roasted Marshmallow Strawberries

Are you looking for a really good tasting Smore alternative? My family was recently turned onto the Campfire Roasted Strawberry recipe, and my daughters absolutely love them. The best part is I don’t feel so guilty letting them eat a bunch because, well, they are eating so mainly fruit. The recipe consists of a strawberry [...]

May 15, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, FUN, RECIPES 2

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

Well the story is, we were in Salt Lake City Utah for a few days and staying in a hotel. While I was out, I found this awesome looking Wasatch Raspberry Wheat Beer at the local market. When I got it back to the hotel room I realized I didn’t have a bottle opener so [...]

February 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

National Park Activities for Kids- Webrangers

National Park Activities for Kids- Webrangers

One of my 8 year old daughters favorite things to do when we go to a National Park is the Jr. Ranger Program. It’s a great way for the whole family to get involved in learning about the history, wildlife or geography of the park we are visiting. The only problem we have found is [...]

February 22, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, KIDS ACTIVITIES 4

Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Anyone that spends any time outdoors has heard of Polar fleece (or sometimes it’s just referred to as fleece).  Polar Fleece is a soft insulating fabric made from  Polyethylene terephthalate or PET. Wikipedia tells us that “PET is  a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in synthetic fibers; beverage, food and other liquid containers.” The synthetic fibers are [...]

February 20, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

Romantic Outdoor Activity Ideas

Romantic Outdoor Activity Ideas

Valentines day isn’t the only time of year couples want to do something romantic, and what’s more romantic than spending time together enjoying amazing scenery or the pure beauty of nature? If your a person where budget isn’t an issue, you will probably just fuel up the private jet and set out to your 3rd [...]

February 12, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, TIPS 24

Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Why do we venture into Nature? Why do we visit or explore the places we do? Sometimes it’s because of the absolute beauty, perhaps to see and experience something unique or maybe it’s to just get away from it all. Imagine if there were a few principles or guidelines we could all adhere to that [...]

January 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

5 Gift Ideas for Outdoor Loving Kids

5 Gift Ideas for Outdoor Loving Kids

With the Holidays fast approaching I thought I’d do a series of posts about gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are five gift ideas for kids based on my personal experiences with my own outdoor loving kids. #1. Kids Hiking Backpack Deuter Junior Pack $39 There’s something about kids and backpacks. I think they just feel [...]

December 4, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN 0

8 Unique Tent Options

8 Unique Tent Options

Maybe it’s the architect in me, but I have a fascination with different and unique tent designs, and how many of them are available. Here are 8 unique tents that I think cover everything from a twist on the fairly traditional to a possible tent of the future. Some are products you can order online [...]

October 13, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, FUN 3

Bass Pro Shops- Fun for Kids of All Ages

Bass Pro Shops- Fun for Kids of All Ages

The weather here in Southern California has been unbelievably hot for several weeks now. Too hot to do pretty much anything outdoors unless it’s at the beach or near a pool. I’ve been really itching to get out and do something outdoors but even early morning hikes become a scorcher by 10:00am. So what’s the [...]

September 18, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, URBAN 0