Great Camping Gear Gifts With Christmas rapidly approaching, I want to share three great camping gear ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of the camper, or future…

Great Camping Gear Gifts

Great Camping Gear Gifts
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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Oh Christmas Tree Ship The holiday season is an exceptionally good time to do some good in your community.  We recently volunteered aboard the Christmas Tree ship which provided a unique and…

Oh Christmas Tree Ship

Oh Christmas Tree Ship
The Mackinaw
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Great Deals on Gear It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the first snow storm of the season begins to rage here in Chicago.  By Jim Donovan School age children hope for a…

Cyber Monday Snow Day

Cyber Monday Snow Day
Cyber Monday Snow Storm
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#OPTOUTSIDE I Want You to Go Out with Me. Come on, it will be fun. By Jim Donovan REI has created a movement I can really get behind and I think you…

Let’s Go Out

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One Hell of a Hiking Spot! The fabulous Fall foilage may have influenced the following... WOW! We just returned from one of my all-time favorite camping and hiking weekends. Devil’s Lake State Park…

Devil’s Lake State Park

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Go Outside and Play Yes, I am an Geocacher!  I use Billion-dollar government satellites to find plastic treasure hidden in the woods. Geocaching is a great way to spend time outdoors with family and…

Introduction to Geocaching

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The Story Behind Aloha Friday Posts In the Hawaiian language, the word "Aloha" has several meanings. Among them are: hello, good-bye, love, peace and compassion. Aloha Friday began in the early 1960’s…

It’s Aloha Friday

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Campfire Tradition This past weekend, I was introduced to an amazing campfire tradition that I couldn’t wait to share on the Campfire Blog. This is a Boy Scouting tradition, but I have…

Campfire Tradition

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