The Hiker Mama

Category: Gear

  • Gear Review: Vapur Quenchers Water Bottles

    Gear Review: Vapur Quenchers Water Bottles

    Earlier in the fall, we received two water bottles for the kids for review.  Vapur is a water bottle manufacturer, making softer plastic bottles that squeeze down flat when they are empty and are lightweight yet durable. They market themselves as the Anti-Bottle.   They have a new line out for kids, the Quenchers, a […]

  • Review of Wildskins

    Review of Wildskins

    I recently had the chance to review a new product that some of you, my readers, might be interested in.  Hikers are encouraged to layer their clothing, to have long and short sleeved shirts along, just in case.  Sometimes you just might want to cover those bare arms, but don’t necessarily need the extra layer […]

  • Book Review:  The Young Birder’s Guide, Plus Interview with Bill Thompson III

    Book Review: The Young Birder’s Guide, Plus Interview with Bill Thompson III

    As I posted awhile back, I recently received a package of books from a publisher to review.  One of these books was The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America by Bill Thompson III.  We have several birding guides on our bookshelves, but we could see right away that this book is different.  It […]

  • Metolius River Camping Trip

    Metolius River Camping Trip

    As a child growing up in Oregon, we had a tradition of camping every year on Mother’s Day weekend with my extended family.  The campground of choice was on the Metolius River in the Camp Sherman area near Sisters.  I have many fond memories from those years, such as running all over the campground with […]

  • The Nature Exploration Bag

    The Nature Exploration Bag

    Before Christmas I found a pattern to sew some special bags to fill with goodies for exploring nature.  The designer of the pattern, Holly at Chez Beeper Baby, put out a free tutorial and pattern that is thorough and easy to follow.  It took me several hours to finish each bag, but I was able […]