From Monarchs to Redwoods :: Monterey to Big Sur

After soaking up dunes and beach time in Marina, we cycled down the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then the Bay Coastal Trail, which led us quickly past Sand City and into Monterey, CA.

As luck would have [Read More…]

Week 1 On the Road :: Searching for our Natural Rhythm

“The physical lifestyle is rewarding. You feel like you’ve accomplished something at the end of the day.” ~Laura Burch, of Burch Family Farm & Restaurant in Fort Ann, NY

WOW. We’ve been on the road for over two weeks now and the time flies by! We’re staying with some friends in Chicago at the moment and finally found a moment to [Read More…]

Good Old Fashioned Tent-Off

A short time ago, two worthy and stalwart opponents dropped by to participate in a much heralded ‘tent-off’, organized to showcase a head-to-head competition between our home-team’s Hilleberg Staika and the away-team’s “Moss Stardome II“. The tension was palpable as the rivals rapidly erected their tents, each striving for victory!

Actually, the two ‘shelter-athletes’ were none other than our friends [Read More…]

Short Review I : Gear

This is a short review that covers our initial reactions to the gear we used earlier this week during our overnight trip to Swanton. More detailed reviews, including photos and videos, as well as reasons behind why we purchased our equipment over other brands, will appear in future posts.

 

Staika Hilleberg Tent

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Visiting the Eco Stars of Swanton

This past Sunday we headed north to deliver rain barrels to Swanton Elementary School. Despite the rain on Sunday, it felt great to be on the road, even if for only a couple of days. We were also eager to test some of our new gear – our Hilleberg tent, Ortlieb panniers and bags, our Kleen Kanteen bottles, some new clothing for Kai and our MSR XGK-EX stove [Read More…]