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Down Jacket Repair

Down Jacket Repair

So you’ve snagged and ripped your favorite down jacket or vest and you’re losing feathers like a molting chicken. That’s exactly where I found myself not long ago. My immediate and quick fix was of course Duct tape, but to me that’s more of a band aid than an actual repair job. When I got [...]

January 31, 2014 Kristopher Artz HOW TO, TIPS 7

Hiking & Backpacking Strengthening Videos

Hiking & Backpacking Strengthening Videos

My daughter is nearly 9 and we have been talking about doing some overnight backpacking trips this summer . This is great and I am very excited, but it means I really need to be able to carry additional weight in my pack. The reality is that even though she will carry much of her [...]

June 13, 2013 Kristopher Artz TIPS, TRAINING 0

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

It wasn’t so long ago that there were only a few companies making backpacking meals and the selections they offered were pretty limited. Now you can go to a backpacking specialty store and find a lot of options. Not long ago I was at REI with my daughters and they browsed up and down the [...]

May 10, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS, TIPS 0

15 Camp Fire Starting Tips

15 Camp Fire Starting Tips

Whether you use it for food preparation or strictly the ambiance, sitting around a campfire is perhaps one of the most memorable experiences of a camping trip… just ask any Smores loving kid, young or old. I don’t know about you, but there have been numerous occasions where I have had a difficult time getting [...]

April 30, 2013 Kristopher Artz TIPS 0

Kids Travel And Camping Bins

Kids Travel And Camping Bins

Helping keep kids organized can be a huge struggle when traveling or camping. My wife and I have tried several different methods to help keep our daughters things organized on road trips or camping outings.Everything from individual backpacks (which is the second best method in my opinion) to ziplock bags. This has been one of [...]

April 3, 2013 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS, TIPS 0

Hiking Blister Prevention

Hiking Blister Prevention

Nearly everyone that has hiked a considerable amount  has gotten a blister at some point. I know I have, and I can tell you how (at the very least ) annoying they can be and how difficult and unpleasant they can make walking. Even a small blister can quickly cause every step of a beautiful hike [...]

March 7, 2013 Kristopher Artz TIPS 0

Hiking Grab-n-Go Box

Hiking Grab-n-Go Box

Have you ever been in such a hurry to get on the road or so excited about an upcoming hiking trip that in your haste and excitement, you forgot something important? I know I have. Quite some time ago, I saw the movie 127 Hours. The one scene that sticks in my mind more than [...]

February 25, 2013 Kristopher Artz TIPS 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

The Camping Gear Box

The Camping Gear Box

It’s often difficult enough to find the time to go camping and when you do make the time, the last thing anyone wants is to spend a lot of time organizing and packing all of the little things that you need. I have found a great way to save time and effort is to have [...]

September 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HOW TO, TIPS 2