Each summer, our family and one other do a long weekend packrafting and fishing down the Green River. It’s quickly become our favorite annual trip, but planning the needs for four adults, four kids, two dogs, and two boats camping out for four days and three nights in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception is no small undertaking. When it’s time to pack up, we lay everything out, pull out our big bag of Gear Ties and CamJam Tie Down Straps, and then the raft-packing-Jenga begins. After a few years of dialing in this process, here are my tips for making packing, and your trip run as smoothly as possible.
Did you know that September is National Preparedness month in the U.S.? While it may seem overwhelming to prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong, the truth is with relatively minimal effort, you can prepare for the most likely types of natural disasters in your part of the country. That is the sentiment behind National Preparedness month. Have a plan in place so that you can be prepared and self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in case a disaster hits where you live. The more people who do this, the less overwhelmed emergency services are in a worst-case-scenario situation. Then they can focus all their efforts on those who need help the most. If you need motivation to start prepping, think of it as a future-kindness to the emergency service workers in your area.
There is something uniquely freeing about backpacking and the way it can make you feel completely disconnected from your everyday life, yet entirely grounded in nature. Literally shouldering the weight of everything you need to survive and stepping away from your life’s comforts is humbling.
Here are our 10 tips for getting into the backcountry for the weekend.
If you have a Steelie Magnetic Mount, you probably already know what a game changer it is for driving. Having a safe, visible, versatile way to keep your phone hands-free on the road is essential. But did you know that Steelie is designed so you can create a whole system of hands-free access beyond your dashboard too? Once you have a Steelie Magnet or Orbiter Mount on the back of your phone, its potential is endless. In a world where our phones are also how we access emails, shows, calendars, music, and pretty much all-things-digital, Steelie can streamline how you interact with your phone throughout the day. Here are four ways you probably aren’t using Steelie, but just might start to after reading this.
Pumpkin-spice-everything, mums, and Labor Day vacations are actually not the most pressing to-do of your September. It is National Preparedness month here in the U.S. It is a time to reflect on who and what is most important in your life, and to make plans and take action to protect them in case of an emergency. And yes, once you've done that, then by all means, please go enjoy all the vacations and pumpkin-spice things with those wonderful people in your life.
Our family loves to fish. And now that summer is here, we are in the thick of it. From quick lunch breaks on the creek to packrafting trips down some of the most iconic American rivers, we are soaking up every minute. To say that getting a family of four ready for a multi-day fishing trip is logistically intensive is an understatement. Really, even just getting ready for a fishing afternoon with little kids can be trying. But, I can confidently say that using Nite Ize products on your fishing outings can make it all go much smoother. From packing, to trailering, to camping, to gear organization, there is a Nite Ize product to make it better.
Summertime is in full swing - swimming, camping, hiking, picnicking – it’s all here and we’re soaking it up. That also means it’s everyone’s favorite backyard-BBQ season. In true Nite Ize-style, we have some tips on how to take your next party to the next level.
This is your friendly reminder that Father’s Day is June 19th! This year, our gift guide pays tribute to the Adventure Dads of the world. Adventure Dads are a special, creative breed of parent who get out and explore, and love to bring the kids along with them. Their bravery may take you abroad with teachings of the unknown or may simply lead you around the neighborhood for fearless critter-catching and impromptu backyard camping. With one of these rarest of dads, every outing can become a life-long lesson, and better yet, a cherished memory.
Hello. My name is Frankie. I am a good girl. Occasionally I make questionable decisions, but my mom says it’s just when I have too much energy. Fortunately that doesn’t happen too often, because we live in a land called “Colorado”. Here, every day is an adventure and I get to use up all my energy. In case you’re curious, here’s a peek into what our typical day in Colorado looks like.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and of course, like a good child, you’ve already found the perfect gift for that saint you call “Mom”, right? Or if you’re a partner in charge of helping the kids pick out presents, your handmade cards and thoughtful gifts are ready and wrapped, right? ….right?