The Genesis Original is a great bow to get started with. Super easy to use, no fussing with adjustments, and it will work for you, your family, and your friends. Doesn’t get any better than that. … More Gear Review: Genesis Original Bow
Teton Sports is one of my favorite outdoor brands, partly for their quality gear, but mostly for their participation through social media and support of their planned happenings (head to Salt Lake City come Outdoor Retailer time for a #hikerchat outing and party, always a blast). When partner sponsors were announced for Hell Hike And … More Teton Sports LEEF +20 Ultralight with Body Mapping Sleeping Bag
Illinois Beach State Park has been on my radar for a long time, but a visit has always been delayed due to sloth, other options, or nice weather. Nice weather? Yup, the Park is only about an hour from Chicago, so I’ve always imagined it inundated when the weather is nice (a park ranger confirmed … More Camping: Illinois Beach State Park
Hey, National Wilderness Month is almost over! What did you do to get outdoors and, more importantly, what did you do to get a child outdoors? (Don’t have one? Swing by, we have 4 and are happy to share.) We work hard to get our kids outside and had a pretty good month, from hiking … More National Wilderness Month: Get Those Kids Outdoors!
Matthiessen State Park has beautiful canyons and forests to explore. … More Hiking Illinois: Matthiessen State Park
“We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it — for a little while.” ~ Willa Cather Every once in a while, Government and Nature collide, in a positive way. National Parks, Forests, Monuments, and a whole lot of … More Every Kid in a Park
Throw the Ultimate Backyard Campout with Tips Straight from Camp With many camps booked solid for the summer and your kid sitting inside with a controller in hand it is time to take a stand and get your kid to unplug. One way parents can get their kids to come out and enjoy the great … More Tips for the Ultimate Backyard Campout
After our initial visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, we needed a place to stop for a picnic lunch. Happily, I had scoped out the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site earlier and knew it was on our way home. The first time I saw this location on Atlas Obscura (check it out for cool stuff … More Hiking Illinois: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site