Last week was the July 4th holiday, and Jordan and I were fortunate enough to be scheduled off for the 4th (which doesn't usually happen in our field). Huge thank you to our coworkers who did work on the 4th!
Food and water are two of the most important items to plan for when setting out on a backpacking trip. Here are the basics for preparing for your next excursion.
One of our remaining house projects is remodeling our living room fireplace, and we have lots of styles to choose from.
In August of this year we are taking our first family trip since May of 2018, which is a long time for the Krafts to go without a vacation! In true Kraft family style we are planning a national park and roadtrip-based vacation.
Over the past few weeks we have been busily installing the backsplash in the kitchen, as well as deciding on our style of wainscoting (board and batten) for the kitchen, laundry, and dining rooms.
Today on Backpacking Essentials, we're going to discuss one of the most crucial planning decisions, how you are going to get to your destination. Getting to and from your trailhead is definitely not the most fun part of setting out into the rugged outdoors, but it is the part that could most easily ruin a … Continue reading Backpacking Essentials: How to Get Where You’re Going
This past weekend brought another first for the Kraft family, our first big trip with the baby!
Kate and I spend quite a bit of our vacation time hiking and backpacking, and we plan most of our vacations in locales that allow us to split our time between the backcountry and civilization. Deciding where to go, how to get there, and what to do once there can seem daunting but we'll walk … Continue reading Backpacking Essentials: Where are we going?
Hey everyone! We're back with Part 2 of our September 2015 trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks! If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here. When we left off we were just finishing our time at Glacier National Park. From there we road tripped our way back to Yellowstone National Park. … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Part 2
After writing our last post, the first installment about our 2015 vacation to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Jordan and I thought it might be helpful to share what equipment we like to take on our backpacking journeys. We have had some trial and error, and while our kit isn't perfect, we're pretty happy with … Continue reading Backpacking Gear 101