There's a can-do philosophy that seems to characterize the brand Patagonia, no doubt an attitude forged by founder Yvon Chouinard, and it reflects well in this new pull-over fleece for girls. Meaning this: this synthetic fleece is composed of 51% recycled materials . . .
Sleeping to the mountain sounds while snuggling with your precious den of children and a lovely inamorata has few rivals for time well spent. Some summer nights I'd much rather go without the shelter and toss a bag on good ol' terra firma plus nature's own pine needles, but those opportunities are so few when camping as a family. So a tent it is. But which tent is the best for family camping? It's a harder question to answer than you might think. What's the criteria? Standing room? Waterproofiness? Painless pitch? Bang-for-buck? Space for adult hanky-panky? Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. Right?
So, I think I've found them. Check out this gallery.
We've written about the wonders of sling bags for the ultimate outdoor adventure diaper bag before. It all started with the JJ Cole sling diaper bag because we owned one and loved it. Sadly you can't buy them any more. JJ Cole cut it from their product line and the only thing that soothes our heartache is our unrelenting quest for a similarly awesome, good looking, functional sling bag.
Well, we've stumbled upon some good news, and Patagonia's Atom sling bag scores some big points . . .
Not satisfied with what he could purchase in the store, Mark sets out with a vague plan (although an emotionally charged one) for constructing his own roll top camp table out of a nearly indestructible wood. Relying on the argument that it's for his daughter, he fools most; it's really a cocktail table . . .
You're dealing with a guy who's in his element cooking over the fire. It's a thankless chore, yes, to endure smoke in the eyes, and it's a merciless dance to balance the air flow with hot coals — yet there's no more satisfying sizzle than the one you make with pure flame, secret sauce and raw meat. I've made steak fajitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp cocktails, smothered chicken, carne asada, and others with this baby. I only tell you this to establish a little cred, because writing about a chunk of metal that sits over the fire so you can baste and char a tasty animal seems like a waste of pixels. I've gone back and forth on this for weeks now and decided to let it fly. So here goes. What could be so special about this grill?