Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Winter Activities

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If you’re out exploring with your family in snowy conditions, it’s important to be prepared for emergencies. I’m happy to have guest writer Avery Phillips share these important tips for Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Winter Activities. Enjoy!

Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Winter Activities

There’s no such thing as being too cautious when participating in cold-season activities. Nature is unforgiving, especially during the winter months. Emergencies will happen, and adventurers should be familiar with a few basic travel supplies. First aid kits should be packed accordingly, and safety measures must be taken when camping, hunting or spending any amount of extended time in cold, snowy weather. Continue reading “Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Winter Activities”

Online Family Ski School Ski with Kids Challenge

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Teaching kids to ski can be challenging, but it can also be SOOOO rewarding. That’s why this month’s Online Family Ski School challenge is all about Skiing with Kids.

When Big E was just three years old I tried to teach him to ski myself. I didn’t really know what the heck I was doing, but I figured “It’s sliding down snow. I know how to snowboard. It’ll be fine.”

Boy was I wrong. That first attempt ended in tears and frustration for both of us.

Fast forward five seasons, tons of research, lessons from professionals and about a million laps on the bunny hill with my three tots. Now I happily hit the slopes with Big E, Little G and Baby L all in tow.

Dress kids for winter -Big E skiing

Why? Because we LOVE skiing. We’re a ski family. We live at a ski resort for heavens sake! Continue reading “Online Family Ski School Ski with Kids Challenge”

8 Ways to Make 2018 Your Most Outdoorsy Year Yet

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I want to help you make 2018 your most outdoorsy year yet. Why? Because my goal here at Mountain Mom and Tots is to help families explore outdoors!

Make 2018 Your Most Outdoorsy Year Yet

I believe that people need three things to feel comfortable exploring outdoors.

Community, Information and Gear. Continue reading “8 Ways to Make 2018 Your Most Outdoorsy Year Yet”

28 Outdoor Books to Read in 2018

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I love reading (just see my book club page) so today I wanted to share my list of twenty-eight outdoor books to read in 2018. These outdoor books range from picture book titles for the kids to biographies of great explorers. There’s sure to be an outdoor book for you on the list!

Some of these are outdoor books I read on my own, some were recommended to me by friends or book publicists and are on my want-to-read list. If you have an outdoor book that should be on this list just leave a comment below!28 Outdoor Books for 2018

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