Outdoors & Environment

ReadHow to Make Eco-Friendly Lunches at Work

How to Make Eco-Friendly Lunches at Work

The first time I worked in a corporate office, I noticed how much unnecessary trash we threw...

ReadHow to Press Leaves and Flowers

How to Press Leaves and Flowers

One of my favorite parts of spring and summer are the beautiful colors out in nature: The deep...

ReadPacking Your Backpack for a Hike

Packing Your Backpack for a Hike

When planning a hiking trip, figuring out the best way to pack your backpack is probably not...

ReadRules for the Road (Trip)

Rules for the Road (Trip)

For me, the most compelling part of a road trip is the way that traveling by car allows me to...

ReadWhat We Carry: EDC Essentials

What We Carry: EDC Essentials

Depending on where you live and what you do for a living, your everyday carry (EDC) items (as...

ReadIt’s Time to Try Sleeping in a Hammock

It’s Time to Try Sleeping in a Hammock

Whenever my husband and I go on a weekend hiking and camping trip with our buddy Ed, he opts...

ReadOn Gathering Firewood

On Gathering Firewood

The woodstove in my home chugs away for half the year, requiring endless tending: We feed it,...

ReadA Guide to Fording a River

A Guide to Fording a River

According to statistics from the National Parks, the main danger in the backcountry isn’t wildlife,...

ReadThe Freedom of a Solo Road Trip

The Freedom of a Solo Road Trip

With the jingle of my first pair of car keys, I fell in love with the delicious aloneness of...