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Black Diamond Trekking Poles Unboxing and Review

By Stacie / January 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Black Diamond Trekking Poles Unboxing and Review

Join me for this unboxing and review of Black Diamond Women’s Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles. The adjustable clips are easy to use and the tension can be adjusted with a small tool that came with the set. These poles feature cork handles have an ergonomic shape and are comfortable to grip on long hikes.…

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Headlamp Unboxing and Review: COAST FL60R

By Stacie / November 29, 2023 / Comments Off on Headlamp Unboxing and Review: COAST FL60R

Join us for this review of the COAST FL60R Rechargeable Wide Angle Flood Beam. This versatile headlamp is both rechargeable and nonrechargeable battery operated, with a bright three-setting beam. Headlamps! We have gone through a lot of headlamps, and this one is a favorite. They either seem to crack, fall apart, or easily unhook from…

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Product Review: Snow Joe Electric Snowthrower

By Stacie / December 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Product Review: Snow Joe Electric Snowthrower

New Winter Gear! Winters in Northern Michigan can have a lot of snowfall, and what better than a snowblower to assist with clearing the driveway? We purchased a new Snow Joe SJ627E 22-Inch 15-Amp Electric Snow Thrower. Watch while we unbox it, and give you our first impression with an early snowfall. Product purchased HERE.…

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Product Review: Fishell Canoe Paddles

By Stacie / October 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Product Review: Fishell Canoe Paddles

Just out: our product review for Fishell canoe paddles. Getting out for an October paddle on the Platte River and Platte Lake is a treat on a sunny fall day in Michigan! We finally got the chance to get out in the canoe with our new Fishell Paddles. These paddles are cherry wood with the…

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Fishell Canoe Paddles Unboxing

By Stacie / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Fishell Canoe Paddles Unboxing

Something new this spring! We purchased new handmade wooden paddles for our canoe from Fishell Paddles. We just got our new Fishell Wooden Canoe Paddles in the mail! Watch us unbox and react to these beautiful new paddles. We had the opportunity to meet Greg Fishell at Canoecopia in Madison Wisconsin this year, and enjoyed…

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Ladies Camping Bathroom Tips and Pstyle Product Review

By Stacie / February 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Ladies Camping Bathroom Tips and Pstyle Product Review

Camping Bathroom Tips Camping bathroom tips for ladies only! Need some tips on bathrooming while out camping? Don’t let your need to urinate or poo outdoors be a barrier to enjoying your adventures in nature. Topics covered include Leave No Trace burying your poo and toilet paper, packing out wipes and menstrual products, and a…

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DIY Indoor Hammock Stand and Tablecloth Hammock

By Stacie / December 4, 2021 / Comments Off on DIY Indoor Hammock Stand and Tablecloth Hammock

Love using your hammock and wish you could sleep in it at home? Check out our DIY indoor hammock stand in this video from our family room. Also included is a tour of our tablecloth hammock. Well winter is almost here! When not out camping, we like to set up the hammock at home on…

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Product Review: BigBlue 28W Solar Charger

By Stacie / October 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Product Review: BigBlue 28W Solar Charger

Yes we really camp for two weeks at a time! One question we get asked frequently is how we keep our phones charged. We use a BigBlue28W Solar Charger, with two Xtreme 20,000mAh Power Packs. This is more than enough for our devices. We use our phones to navigate, record videos, take lots of pictures,…

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Product Review and Demo: Jetboil Flash Stove with Java Edition Kit

By Stacie / August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Product Review and Demo: Jetboil Flash Stove with Java Edition Kit

Camping is a game of continuous improvement for us – we are always learning and adjusting! We love finding new ways to be comfortable, happy, and enjoy things that we love.Every camper has some luxury item they take on the trail. For us it is coffee! We make fresh ground French press coffee every morning…

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Product Review and Demo: Batiste Dry Shampoo

By Stacie / July 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Product Review and Demo: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Product Review: Batiste Dry Shampoo On our recent trip to North Manitou Island for two weeks in our hammock, I tried out dry shampoo for the first time. With long thick hair, I was skeptical but hoped for the best!

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