Food Review: XMRE Blue Line

Yay! Breakfast for Dinner On our recent trip to Big Bend National Park, I lugged a XMRE Blue Line meal with me until the 2nd night of the backpacking trip. I probably should have eaten it the night before because of its huge size. I was silly and did not check what the meal was […]

Trip Report: Big Bend Day 5 & 6

Completing the Outer Mountain Loop This is the trip report for our final Day on the Outer Mountain Loop and the drive home. Make sure to catch up with Big Bend Days 1&2, Big Bend Day 3, and Big Bend Day 4. Sunrise on Blue Creek Trail Wake Up When we went to bed it was warm […]

Trip Report: Big Bend Day 4

Hiking on the Dodson Trail This is day 4 of our recent trip to Big Bend National Park make sure you catch up and read the reports from the previous days: Big Bend Days 1&2 , Big Bend Day 3, and Big Bend Days 5&6. Wake Up To be the desert, we sure experienced a decent amount […]

Trip Report: Big Bend Day 3

Hike Through the Chisos Mountains Make sure you follow the adventure by checking our backcountry driving from days 1 & 2 during our trip to Big Bend National Park and check out Day 4  and Days 5&6. Wake Up One of my first task when waking up was checking on Bmo after he was forced […]

Trip Report: Big Bend National Park Day 1 & 2

Travel Day and Backcountry Driving Jack and I recently headed out to West Texas for a multi-day adventure. We left Austin on November 10th and returned November 15th. Our plan was to do a few short hikes, little backcountry driving, and finish with backpacking the Outer Mountain Loop. We also met up with our Dad […]

Trip Report: Lake Travis Zipline Adventure (Video)

Zipping at Lake Travis On October 30th  Linda and I headed just outside of Austin, Texas for an exciting adventure at Lake Travis Ziplining Adventures. Check out the zipline video below. This was also the first-time Linda and I experienced a zipline where you don’t handbrake to stop. Lake Travis Zipline Adventure Background Location: 14529 Pocohontas […]

Stove Basics – Part 1

Basic Information and Lessons Learned Between Jack and myself we now have a healthy collection of various stoves, and each type comes with its benefits and weaknesses. To investigate some our stoves characteristics, Jack and I have entered the pseudo-science realm of timed water boiling test. You can check out our playlist here: Stove Test. […]

Amazon Dog Food and Treats Sample Box (Video)

What’s in the Box?!?! An Amazon Dog Sample Box  First up is a 12.5-ounce can of Ideal Balance Beef and Zucchini stew. Angela and BeeGee both love wet food so they will be excited for this in a future meal. A single can cost around $2.80 or $30 for a twelve pack.  Personally, I think […]

Prepper Gear Box Subscription Unboxing and Giveaway (Videos)

Interested in Prepper Gear Box? If you are interested in a Prepper Gear Box subscription, then take a few minutes to watch the videos below before you make your decision. Jack unboxes his first 6 months of boxes so you can see “What’s in the box?!” If you like what you see, head on over […]

Gear Review: InstaFire Fire Starter (Video)

Testing out InstaFire’s Best Fire Starter Being able to start a fire is an import skill an outdoorsy person should know.  This is because starting fires are very important when in a survival situation or just an enjoyable commodity where you can sit back and relax with friends and family. Yet there is always a […]