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Archives for May 2015

Hike 2015 – Week 1 Challenge

Hike 2015 – Week 1 Challenge | Amelia Here it is! Rebecca and I are so excited for the next 9 weeks of Hike 2015. If you missed it before, be sure to go back and read our first post about Hike 2015 – all the details are there, including a … [Read more...]

FirstBike Balance Bike Review + Giveaway

FirstBike Balance Bike Review + Giveaway | Amelia Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. In case you missed it, … [Read more...]

Hike 2015 – Join us!

Hike 2015 – Join us! | Amelia What is Hike 2015? Hike 2015 is a 9-week hiking event designed to motivate and inspire all of us to get outside and get hiking! The event starts on May 31, 2015 and is hosted by us here at Tales of a Mountain Mama … [Read more...]

The ‘BGET’ Esbit Tray Stove is Now in Production

Ever since I first posted about my frustration with Esbit fuel tablets (more than four years ago now) and my eventual solution of developing a more efficient Esbit tray stove, I have received a steady stream of emails from readers asking if I could … [Read more...]

The ‘BGET’ Esbit Tray Stove is Now in Production

Every since I first posted about my frustration with Esbit fuel tablets (more than four years ago now) and my eventual solution of developing a more efficient Esbit tray stove, I have received a steady stream of emails from readers asking if I could … [Read more...]

Family Bike Helmet Giveaway from Lazer Sport

Family Bike Helmet Giveaway from Lazer Sport | Amelia Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. In case you missed … [Read more...]

How to Become a Runner Overnight 

It all started in a weight room. As I grunted and strained under the guidance of my favorite training partner, she pitched a curveball my way (as if convincing me to deadlift wasn’t insane enough). “We should go for a run around Wash Park,” Heather … [Read more...]

Backcountry Navigation: Map Reading Basics

Art from 1562 World Map by Diego Gutiérrez. I have always liked maps of all kinds from hand-drawn treasure maps you scrawled out on the back of your ruled notepad paper as a kid to professionally crafted cartographer’s world maps. I have a … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Roscoe Pants

O.F.F. Roscoe Pants | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious … [Read more...]

WOOM Bike Giveaway!

WOOM Bike Giveaway! | Amelia Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. I am so excited for today’s giveaway. … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

Every Kid Should Learn to Bike – May is Bike Month!

Every Kid Should Learn to Bike – May is Bike Month! | Amelia May is Bike Month! Every able-bodied kid should learn how to bike. Every single one. As a society we sort of take biking for granted – we assume that by the time a child is at … [Read more...]

Compass Caddy Review

Here’s a clever little Kickstarter project called the Compass Caddy. It let’s you carry your baseplate compass right on your trekking pole so that it’s easily accessible and ready for navigation while you’re hiking. The Compass Caddy is the brain … [Read more...]

Compass Caddy Review

Here’s a clever little Kickstarter project called the Compass Caddy. It let’s you carry your baseplate compass right on your trekking pole so that it’s easily accessible and ready for navigation while you’re hiking. The Compass Caddy is the brain … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Scooter Day + Giveaway!

Celebrating National Scooter Day + Giveaway! | Amelia Over the next couple of weeks we are celebrating being active on wheels. May is Bike Month AND today is National Scooter Day. If you have a scooter, be sure to ride them this morning AND take … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Adidas Outdoor

O.F.F. Adidas Outdoor | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Outside This Summer

10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Outside This Summer | Amelia The weather is warming up and that means that (in most cases), outdoor time is getting easier. While our family loves the snow and misses it when it’s gone, we certainly don’t miss … [Read more...]

Backcountry Navigation: Compass Basics

I grew up in a time before GPS. I learned how to use a compass in Cub Scouts and learned how to navigate with one as I grew older. I think I got my first GPS system sometime in my late 20s and never really used it for much beyond tracking my route, I … [Read more...]

Not Every Adventure Needs to be Epic

Good morning, Cleveland National Forest On TV, YouTube, and social media, we constantly see images of people trekking over hundreds of miles, scaling ice walls, sailing across oceans, living out of their vans, and traversing crevasse-ridden … [Read more...]

For the Love

For the Love | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. Because the love of a mom is something so special and so misunderstood until you are in the very thick of it! Also, be sure to check out our … [Read more...]

Summer is starting…

I spend a lot of time collecting pieces of plans. Ideas for collaboration, e-mails from gear companies, inklings of grand adventures. Inevitably, most of these half-baked notions never come to any sort of fruition – but when they do, it usually … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Giveaway

    I just can’t get it together. As much as I try things are popping up left and right preventing me from getting this giveaway going. I wanted to have some grand celebration for Mother’s Day but it’s not happening. I … [Read more...]

I Will Always Need a Mother

I Will Always Need a Mother | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the raw reality of motherhood….and all things that comes along with that! Thank you, … [Read more...]