Full time explorer and a full time Mom in the rainy Pacific NorthWest.
REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
Best Nights Sleep
This sleeping pad has totally changed my mind about air mattress. We use to use air mattresses for camping but after trying this pad I’m a convert. The pad has some kind of memory foam on both sides so it’s super plush and when sleeping on your side (I’m a side sleeper) your hip doesn’t touch the ground. I used this pad while camping 7mo pregnant and I slept really well.
Kelty Noah Tarp
Easy to use and packs well this tarp has coming in handy so many times. I’m a mom out three little people and we’ve been able to make shade almost anywhere we’ve needed it. We bought this for a trip to Joshua Tree national park but have used it camping, by the river, and on the beach. It’s a must have.
Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Roof Box
Just like Mary Poppins bag!
We got this box because we couldn’t fit all of our stuff in our car with our three kids and our dogs. It’s amazing what we can fit in this box! The best part of having a box on top of the car is that we can just leave all of our gear on the car and have it when we go to parks.
Camp Chef Explorer Two Burner Stove
Better then my stove at home!
We got the stove for camping with her three kids. It’s been amazing to use the griddle in the morning to make a big breakfast of pancakes eggs and bacon. This stove works better than my stove at home it heats up faster and it’s super easy to clean. The best part is how well it packs up into such a small space. I recommend this trip for large groups.
TAXA Outdoors Cricket Trailer
We bought a cricket because we wanted a simple trailer we could take anywhere. That’s exactly what we got! I love the cricket and the layout of the beds especially the two crows nest for the kids up above. We never use the kitchen instead we used it as counter space for our bags, clothes and such. The only thing about the cricket is it only sleeps four and now we have three kids we’re a family of five and it’s a bit too tight. But for two people or three people the cricket is an amazing trailer. The funniest thing about it was every time we went camping people asked us if we made it. Having at cricket means you’re part of a special little family.
Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15 Down Sleeping Bag
Say goodbye to old systems
This sleeping bag is awesome! My husband and I got matching his and hers for our wedding presents. The way the sleeping mat slips into the bag is so convenient. The worst part of camping was falling off the sleeping mat while sleeping. This new system works so well!
Kuhl Flight Fleece Jacket
Best jacket ever!
I got this jacket as a Christmas present and it’s my favorite jacket. This jacket has a huge collar which blocks wind and cold during the coldest Oregon days. My favorite part of the jacket is the big pockets on the bottom of the jacket and the big pockets on the top of the jacket. I’ve had this jacket for four years I wear it almost every day in the winter and it still looks great.
Sorel Out n About Boots
At the moment in my life I am mothering 3 small children, managing 7 rentals and doing it all in the rain. So, you can imagine the pace of my life. Things are happening at a quick pace. These are my go to winter shoes. Everyday shoes! If you live in a place like the Pacific Northwest these shoes will make your winter so much more enjoyable. Do it! Just do it! A la Nike.
Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX Hiking Shoes
I just bought my second pair of these babies. I originally bought them as a hiking shoe but quickly fell in love with them as an every day shoe. I live in the Pacific Northwest where the element of rain is common and these are my go to everyday shoes. One last thing is the tread on the bottom of the shoe is amazing when I am hiking in these I never slip. Truly an amazing product!!
BOB Revolution Stroller
3 kids and 7 years still going strong
This stroller is one of the most amazing pieces of kid equipment I’ve ever purchased. Like the title says we’ve had it for three kids and going on seven years and it’s in great shape. Not just great shape but it looks like it’s just been gently used. Which is far from the truth. The BOB stroller is a work horse! Hikes, camping, airplanes, off roaring at a moments notice this stroller can do it all.