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Personal Safety on the Trail

So friends… let’s keep it real. You know that’s how I roll here. There are countless dangers in life. There’s no escaping the hazards of existing in this world. The […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: Adventures in Cooking

So you know from my Fishpeople Seafood review that I’m quite the reluctant cook. The process just doesn’t excite me so I tend to muddle my way through for lack […]

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Gear Review: Cairn Gear boxes

As you know, on September 1st I’m heading to Idaho. I’ll be part of the Hell Hike and Raft crew as we take on rafting and hiking in the Seven […]

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Getting Outdoors with Coleman and Potable Aqua

Last week I went into great detail about my Potable Aqua water treatment tablets. This week I’d like to share a few other goodies from Potable Aqua’s partner, Coleman. This […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Pay it Forward

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know that one of my favorite local haunts are the trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area because I post […]

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Potable Aqua: Easy Solutions for Minimalist Adventures

So back in May I told you about my new adventure as Brand Ambassador for Potable Aqua. Well now I get to tell you more about their products and why […]

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Rethinking Adventure Food with Fishpeople Seafood

A few weeks before I set out out on the Pacific Northwest Tour, I got a treat. The folks at Fishpeople Seafood contacted me to see if I’d be interested […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Hell Hike and Raft

One of the things about my life is that, even on the heels of a big adventure like the Pacific Northwest Tour, I’m always getting the question, “What’s next?” And […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Comfort

If you’ve been following along the Pacific Northwest Tour, particularly on Facebook, you know that I just spent eight solo adventure days of camping, hiking, photographing, and relaxing at the […]

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The Liebster Award…

So my Hell Hike and Raft crew buddy, Adam, at Hiking the Trail tagged me in this Liebster Award thing. Apparently it’s been around for nearly a decade and the […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Self-Reliance

A lot of folks think I’m nuts for taking off on 16 days of solo travel and adventure. For some it seems daunting and/or dangerous, for others it seems lonely. […]

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Teaming up with Potable Aqua

I’m happy to announce that I am now a Brand Ambassador for Potable Aqua. If you’re a hiker-type, you might be familiar with them as the water purification folks. But […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Overland Expo 2014

Greetings from Overland Expo 2014! I’m currently surrounded by a sea of about 7,000 travel enthusiasts and experts which means I’m immersed in a fantastic travel community for the weekend. […]

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Adventures in Leave No Trace Training

Last week I set out to add another piece to my outdoor-chick toolbox. Having secured my Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification last year and renewed my Wilderness First Aid certification in […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Campfire

Last weekend we trekked off for a little local adventure here in Georgia. Part of the purpose of this trip was to make progress in completing the Georgia State Parks […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Outdoor Families #OutFam

Greetings from Camp Granola HQ! Apparently I don’t have enough irons in the fire so I’ve taken on another project and I couldn’t be more excited. An amazing group of […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I took the time to re-certify in Wilderness First Aid. I’ve never had to use my skills to handle extreme situations but I have had […]

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Guest Post: From Wild Child to Wild Bird Lover

I mentioned earlier this month that I’m a fan of backstories. I love to hear about the experiences that have shaped interesting people. One of the perks of doing what […]

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A Plea for the Everglades…

Last week I dragged the Fred and George¬†down to South Florida. We did a great many things in my old stomping grounds and one of the places we visited was […]

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Discovering Death Valley

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some time in Death Valley National Park. Unlike a typical lengthy road trip with Fred and George, this was a […]

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