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Organize Your Gear for a Summer on-the-Go

Organize Your Gear for a Summer on-the-Go Garage organization tips

The grass is greening up, the daffodils are popping up, and its official — spring has sprung. That means camping, hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, summer sports and all the fun that comes with warmer weather. It’s the perfect time to dust off your gear, inventory your supplies, and get organized for upcoming adventures. Here are some tips to get your gear dialed in for a summer on the go. If your garage or basement looks like this after the shifting seasons, this post is for you.

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Get Savvy for Spring Break Skiing with Kids

Get Savvy for Spring Break Skiing with Kids Family skiing

Skiing with kids is _________. There are so many ways you can finish that sentence. Exciting. Exhausting. Fun. Frantic. Sensational. Sentimental. So, if you’re hitting the slopes with the kiddos this spring break, get ready for all of it. But, if you love skiing, chances are you have (or will) love watching your kids fall in love with skiing too. But you’ll also know it doesn’t come without work. The logistics of getting kids into layers of gear, riding to the resort, freezing fingers and toes, snug boots, chairlift snacks, and so much cocoa, make for a day that can be totally fulfilling and completely exhausting. Naturally, Nite Ize has a few tricks for easing the logistics so you can focus on the joy of it all.

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Stocking Stuffers to Level Up Their Everyday Carry

Stocking Stuffers to Level Up Their Everyday Carry Stockings filled with everyday carry gifts

Looking to stuff the stockings of the ones you love with something they will actually use this year? Why not update the items they carry around everyday and everywhere. A little reminder of you when they pick up their keys, grab their wallet, or rifle through their pocket finding just what they need, thanks to your thoughtful gift. Here are our suggestions for a stocking well-stuffed and Christmas smiles well-earned.

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How to Sleigh Holiday Hosting

How to Sleigh Holiday Hosting Christmas tree in a cozy mountain cabin

Tis the season — the season for holiday parties, cocktail nights, and showing your friends and family that you love them in the best way, with the gift of a good meal and better company. As you ready your home for the holidays, we have a few tips and tricks for ways Nite Ize can make your life easier (and a little brighter) this holiday season.

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10 tips for a Smooth Packrafting Trip

10 tips for a Smooth Packrafting Trip Packraft on river at the bottom of a canyon with green trees and foiliage

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.

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How to Prepare For Your Region's Worst-Case Scenario

How to Prepare For Your Region's Worst-Case Scenario Evacuation Route Sign

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.

 

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Backpacking Tips and Tricks

Backpacking Tips and Tricks Colorado Backpacking River Camp

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.

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4 Creative Ways to Use Steelie Beyond Your Dash

4 Creative Ways to Use Steelie Beyond Your Dash Creative ways to use your Steelie magnetic mount

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.   

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Do You Have an Emergency Evacuation Plan?

Do You Have an Emergency Evacuation Plan? Colorado Marshall Fire 2021

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.

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Simplify Your Fishing Trip with Nite Ize

Simplify Your Fishing Trip with Nite Ize Fly Fishing with Nite Ize

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.

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