Choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday

*This article appeared in the 11/20 edition of the Alaska Dispatch News for my Kids in the Outdoors column.* With a week still to go, my email inbox runneth over with announcements like this: “Shop now for pre-Black Friday deals and save, save, save!” Screaming at consumers both literally and virtually, retail outlets are capitalizing […]

Tips for Camping in Alaska

I locked the door on the AKontheGO trailer for the last time yesterday after carting armloads of outdoor clothing, bedding, and cans of food to a winter resting place in a closet under the stairs. Bittersweet packing this first week of autumn, with yellow leaves skittering across the roof and snow falling on way-back mountain […]

Holiday Gifts For Outdoor-Conscious Families

I love gear gifts; who doesn’t? But I’m always surprised every Christmas morning when AK Kid leaves his new toys behind and retreats to floor space close to the tree, reading new books and sipping his holiday hot cocoa. A reader myself, I couldn’t be more proud, so it was pretty easy to toss a […]