How to Make Coffee while Camping

I love coffee. I wish I could drink it at Gilmore Girls levels, but alas I am limited to my cup or two in the morning, and a mid-afternoon half-cup if I’m really dragging. But camping coffee is special.  There’s nothing better than waking up to fresh air and sunshine and a perfectly brewed cup […]

macaroni and cheese backpack meal

How to Go Backpacking with Kids

Well, I did it! I took my son backpacking for the first time. Surprisingly, it was also my first time backpacking. You’d think that an avid camper and hiker like myself who has done almost every type of camping would have made that happen in the last 32 years, but nope. Until now!

Staying Clean While Camping

I joke about being a sweat monster or mud beast, but one thing that I think turns a lot of people off to camping is that they are unhappy when they feel dirty. We can take care of that! I want to help make the outdoors more fun for everyone, so here is my advice […]

tent camping at night

How to Camp with Little Kids

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that I’ve inspired them to take their family camping, but they don’t know where to start. Either they haven’t camped in many years or they never camped as kids and now they want to do it. Well hey! I can totally help you.

too hot to run

So You Had an Epic Run Fail

Has this ever happened to you? You train and train for months to run a race, put both brawn and brain power into everything leading up to this event, and then race day comes and—for whatever reason—it ends in a big ol’ fail? Well, me too, and it sucked. And this is how I’m getting […]