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When I was younger, I never knew that it was possible to be warm in the winter when I was outside. I just thought that’s how it was. I would wear so many shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets on the top half of my body, but for my legs it was usually just a pair of socks and jeans. I was just constantly cold and I just thought that’s how life would always be in the winter. A near popsicle-state for four months of the year.

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The holiday season is so much fun when you have kids. It brings up all the nostalgia, the food is amazing, and your child’s face taking in everything that the season brings is just heartwarming. However, being Santa can bring a lot of stress, especially if you’re not quite sure what to put under the tree for your little adventurer. All they want to do is play in creeks and throw rocks! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with not giving your kiddo all the flashy toys. We’ve always valued experiences over things in our house and the list we have just...

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Sleeping bags may seem pretty simple to use right? Use it, bring it home, stuff it, and store it until your next trip is some logic I’ve heard quite a bit over the years. I suggest adding one step to that routine: care for it.  Keep on reading to find out how to clean your sleeping bag properly, how to do some simple repairs, and find some other tips to keep your bag alive and well for years to come! Cleaning Your Sleeping Bag    Keeping the bag clean can add years to it's life and revitalize the warmth and...

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Adventure, Fall, North Carolina, Trips -

You may have been waiting for the fall season to get here for months. Fall might just bring back more and more normalcy to 2020 with holidays quickly approaching, family traditions starting back up, and the coziness it brings. The crisp air and wearing layers of merino wool and fleece gets us excited about the adventures we’re likely to have. North Carolina has a tremendous amount of fall adventures that let you play all day and then get cozy at night with S’mores and hot chocolate. There’s a decrease of the hot, sticky weather, bugs, and those lovely venomous snakes...

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Once you have children, your whole world flips upside down. Your entire life looks completely different and there’s someone that matters more than you. When our family became pregnant with our first child, I heard from everyone around me that I won’t be able to adventure anymore. Thomas, dear supportive husband, definitely will be able to, but I won’t. Not nearly as much as him. No more backpacking, no more climbing, no more hiking, no more mountain biking. I was completely shocked to hear some of the comments I got as a new, and pregnant, Mother. Now, don’t get me...

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