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Ready For The Outdoors

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hoorah! Hooray! Springtime is here. We have spent a winter being blown about. We have been fighting frost and having layers applied for our layers that I thought that I was in Westeros. Yet, finally, spring has sprung. It is time to start thinking of camping hiking and other outdoor activities. It is time for us to get outdoors again. Time to get our feet and hands dirty as we ready the gardens and our camping equipment. It’s time to shake the dust and the chill off by getting ready to get outside. I know my goals are to get …

How to Pick the Right Sleeping Bag

Reading Time: 8 minutes Time to start getting the camping equipment setup. One piece of equipment that is needed is your trusty sleeping bag. You can bring sheets and blankets and all that good stuff but if you don’t want to keep up with all of those extra pieces then a sleeping bag is just what you are needing. Well, this months review is the ever important sleeping bag. No campsite is complete without a sleeping bag for each person. “The Bag” as we use to call it when I was young is important for a good camping trip. It helps keep you comfortable …

A few helpful geocache links and YouTube channels

2 sites and 2 channels all Geocache

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hello and Good Friday to you. Today I really couldn’t make up my mind on whether I wanted to just help some blogger out and give them some links or a couple of YouTube channels that I really liked. So I chose both. I found the two most active blogs about Geocaching and the two most active YouTube channels that are centered around this weeks topic. So we are wrapping up the topic of Geocaching as a way to get you and the kids outdooors before old man winter shows up. So let’s get started and see what wonders the …

Geocaching is the largest hide and go seek game.

Geocaching: Lets Go on a Treasure Hunt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? We all went treasure hunting at one time.  My best friend and I in school once saw an incredibly bright rainbow and so we took off to go find the end of the rainbow so we could get the gold. Well as you probably know **Spoiler Alert** there is no end of a rainbow. They are in fact round. That and they are refractions of light. Which doesn’t help to keep them fixed in one place either? So how does a bizarre tale of rainbows, and a pirate’s booty call have in common …

Helpful video on what geocaching is all about

Get out and find some cache

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well we had some serious topic these past two weeks so it found that it is high time for some levity and fun. This week we are talking about getting outdoors and exploring the world. Most people won’t. The biggest reason is everybody’s favorite radio station. WIIFM or What’s In It For Me? So here is an incentive for you Treasure. Got your attention now right! Thought that may work. Now let’s not get excited too much we are not talking about Forest Finn’s treasure, but it does give you and your kids some adventures to talk about. The treasures …

look to other cultures on how they handle their grief

How Others Handle Grief

Reading Time: 2 minutes OK, let’s wrap this week of a downer with a little bit a levity and learn a thing or two. This Friday linkfest is about different funeral customs and some interesting people who were buried in interesting ways. 15 different funeral customs from around the world. Whether you have Jazz funeral in New Orleans or you have your body stuffed in a tree. Scoopwhoop found several interesting ways for a final send-off. Papua New Guinea takes the winner in my book not only do some people eat their dead. UGH! There is also a tribe that lops off their fingers …