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After the Fall

Article by Arnie P

ready for New England weather

ready for New England weather

I often get asked about my favorite hiking season or location. It seems no matter how often I am asked I have think before answering. The main reason is that I don’t have a favorite season but if I think of particular places then I find that each one has good times of the year for being there. Since my playground is New England this discussion will be how I look at the outdoors of New England as a yearly repeating cycle. I have selected when the leaves have fallen as the beginning of my discussion.  To read more.


Final Update on the My Chacos Women’s ZX/1 Sandals

My Chacos Tag Check out my final update on the My Chacos Women’s ZX/1 Sandals. I have enjoyed wearing these over the past two months.

Read more here.

Jenn K.

BioLite Fall Camping Giveaway



From our friends at BioLite:

BioLite has a Fall Camping Giveaway live this week!  Link to the giveaway is here: http://biolitestove.com/giveaway/
The Prize Pack includes a BioLite KettleChargeMountain House Dehydrated Meals, and 3 Nights stay at any KOA Kampground (including their deluxe cabins).
Check out this article about how you can make  dehydrated meals extra tasty: http://biolitestove.com/news-press/news-events/news/just-add-water.html

GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug

Check out the first part of the review of the GSI  Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug

– How does it live up to the companies claims?  Will it keep my drinks hot?  Let’s see…  To read the review, click HERE.






This product was received for review purposes.

Oregon Scientific Weather @ Home Bluetooth Weather Station update

Review by Arnie P

The testing of the Oregon Scientific Weather @ Home Bluetooth Weather Station update is interesting as well as one requiring some patience. I will go more into these details later. The sensor is located outside my house under the protective eaves above the side entrance of my house. This entrance is on the north side so temperatures are not affected by the sun. I will divide my discussion into what worked, what I had problems with and what I would like to see.  To read more please click here.


The Honest Kitchen Dog Food

Do you take your pet hiking with you?  If its a dog, or a cat (does anyone hike with a cat?) you might want to check out The Honest Kitchen.  They make dehydrated – read ‘lightweight’ pet foods.  I ordered a sample, and want to share what Roxie and I found. Read my review HERE.