Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Backpacking Necessities Part Three: Stuff to AVOID

Things You Think Are A Great Idea But Are Really NOT! We have all walked into the camping section at REI, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. and became overwhelmed at the number of items they have there!  I will admit, some of it seems pretty neat, until you really think about it.  Some things are obviously useless, while others just don’t work the way they are supposed to.  But never fear!  I have compiled a list of these useless (or maybe less useful) items that you can really save your money and precious weight in your pack on.  ...

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Canada, Eh?

CANADA, EH?! We just got back from a whirlwind adventure to Canada, and we have been itching to share all of our stories with you!  So here it is! We have been to Canada once before and we absolutely LOVE it.  We have some wonderful friends, Jordan and Emily, who live in Ottawa, and our first visit was for their wedding.  This time was to visit them and to welcome their new baby girl Grace to the world!  Grace is just 4 months old, but she is already quite the adventurer!  She quickly melted our hearts 🙂 GETTING THROUGH...

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Backpacking Necessities: Part Two

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed part one of this series and, more importantly, I hope you learned something new!  Part two of the Backpacking Necessities series covers the items that aren’t truly considered “necessary,” but I wouldn’t go camping or backpacking without.  If you want to do an ultralight trip, these are items that would probably stay at home.  But, I’d rather carry an extra few pounds than go without these!  These make life easier, more comfortable, and a lot more enjoyable on the trail.  After all, we are here to have a good time, right?  So, without further...

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Backpacking Necessities: Part One

Backpacking season is coming up quick, and one question we have received over and over is: “What do I actually NEED to bring with me?”  Well, luckily for all of you, we have learned the hard way for many things, so we can make your learning curve a little easier!  There are certain items that you really do need to have, and have good quality items, and there are items that you may not need but are actually really helpful.  This post will talk about the items that you need, and we will follow up with the helpful items. ...

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Snowmobiling in Grand Lake

For our most recent adventure, we set out to go snowmobiling in Grand Lake, Colorado.  What an adventure that was!  It was a gorgeous day for snowmobiling, as the weather was good and there was quite a bit of fresh snow on the ground. We started the day by heading to On the Trail in Grand Lake where we rented our snowmobile.  They went over the trails with us and provided snowmobiling suits, boots, and helmets.  The ladies at the front desk were great and they got us all set up to go out.  When we were suited up...

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