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Hiking or just walking around?

What counts as actual hiking? When do you get to claim to be a serious hiker going on real hikes and when are you a just mere pedestrian taking a stroll around the block? A while back on a hiking FB group someone asked what was the difference […]

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Perfect hard boiled eggs!

Hard-boiled eggs are a staple in our house.  They are keto-friendly, and can be eaten as a snack (with some salt or sriracha) or turned into deviled eggs for a picnic.  But getting them boiled just right can be a challenge and peeling the crazy things without tearing them […]

When to hold & when to fold

One of my outdoor mentors told me more than once, “Never, ever cancel an outing just because of what some weatherman says. Unless you see a tornado, we’re going anyway.” That advice has gotten us some direct experience with rain and thunderstorm, jungle heat so bad that it […]

Trail names

A trail name is the hiker version of a nom de plume or handle or nickname that is used while on the trail. But why do people do the trail name thing? There may be several reasons, including… They want to separate themselves from their regular daily lives […]

6 greatest benefits of Keto lifestyle

When we first started trying a keto diet and lifestyle, one of our coaches encouraged us saying, “Within the first month, you will be able to tell a difference in your body. By the second month, your significant-other can see the difference. By the third month, everyone around […]

Roaming Parkers’ Year of Democracy

Over the years, we have organized our lives and jobs and homeschooling so our breaks fall in March, June, September, and December.  This sort of schedule is perfect for extended roaming or more involved adventures! We try to plan our big trips and events for these four times […]

Green sriracha hot sauce

There’s hot sauce and then there is sriracha! – the amazing delicious Thai hot sauce that hails from the town of Sri Racha. Sriracha hot sauce pairs perfectly with seafood and eggs, but it is also great on meats, in stews, and with pretty much everything else! Heck, […]