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National Park Foundation Electronic Fieldtrip

National Park Foundation Electronic Fieldtrip

Are you an educator looking for a new way to incorporate video content into your curriculum? Perhaps your just someone who loves to learn about the biodiversity of  our National Parks. Either way, The National Park Foundation has a televised broadcast from some of our Nation’s National Parks, that features Park Rangers and youth co-hosts. [...]

August 20, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN 0

National S’mores Day, 2012

National S’mores Day, 2012

It’s amazing how many National ______ Days there are, but really, so many of them are pretty goofy. I know a lot of people get excited on the day where you are supposed to talk like a pirate, but I usually feel pretty silly trying to participate in those things. BUT… here’s one anyone can participate in [...]

August 8, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN 0

Paracord Bracelets

Paracord Bracelets

The only thing that I enjoy seeing more than a young entrepreneur is one that makes a useful and quality product. Enter 15 year old Hans Tuanquin… Hans makes and sells bracelets out of 550 Paracord.  For those of you who don’t know,  Paracord is a nylon rope whose inner core is protected by an outter [...]

August 2, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 1

Lowest Price on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

Lowest Price on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

If you watched  my video about making Backpacking Breakfast Burritos, you saw that I used Mountain House’s freeze dried scrambled eggs with bacon. I’ve shopped around in stores and online, and the lowest price I’ve found for a variety of Mountain House’s freeze dried foods is at Walmart. Their  selection is not huge but they [...]

August 2, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 21

Brown Bear & Salmon Cam- Brooks Falls, AK

Brown Bear & Salmon Cam- Brooks Falls, AK

I want to thank my friend Richie who turned me onto this one.  If you think you have strong will power, by all means head on over to this site while your at work. For the rest of us, it’s better to wait until we are at home. http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls What an amazing opportunity to watch [...]

July 30, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN 0

Travel Pics- Signs

Travel Pics- Signs

I have this thing for taking pictures of signs whenever I travel to places. To be honest my wife does too, and a few of these are her shots.  Anyways, here are just a few we have collected from various locations…  Enjoy! Remember “Harry and the Hendersons”? A little East Coast Lovin…   Beer Ware [...]

July 26, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN 0

Funky Flame- Magic Campfire

Funky Flame- Magic Campfire

There’s nothing more mesmerizing than a campfire. The sound of crackling, the smell of the smoke, and the flickering of the flames. Except if those flames magically turn colors right? I bought this product in the sporting good section of  Walmart some time ago and thought it was time to give it a try. My [...]

July 17, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 0

Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

Summer is here. The kids are out of school and already parents are cringing every time they hear “I’m bored, or there’s nothing to do.” How about getting them excited about the outdoors and expose them to some new experiences and friends with a local summer camp? Now a days there are so many different  types [...]

June 25, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN 0

Goecaching, For the First Time

Goecaching, For the First Time

Last week I was listening to the outdoor podcast and I came across an episode about Geocaching. It sounded interesting and seemed like something I could easily do with my daughters. I went to the geocaching.com website and did a quick search by inputting my zipcode, and what to you know… a cache was supposed to be within walking [...]

May 14, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS 0

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

If you love flowers and especially Wildflowers, you probably already know that May 7th-13th, 2012 is National Wildflower Week. This isn’t a Hallmark holiday. You don’t need to buy anyone  a card or chocolates. This is simply a week set aside to celebrate the beauty of wildflowers. The thing about wildflowers is there are so [...]

May 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS 0