Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

The Survival Skills Handbook is the must-have survival guide for all young explorers. This practical field guide is full of information about the essential skills needed for outdoor activities, with step-by-step instructions, tips and level-headed advice from Bear, plus cool facts and incredible illustrations. Don’t leave home without it!

Author Bear Grylls

Volumes One and Two

Flexbound, 192 pages

Great books!! Recommended ages are 8-13 but I think many adults would appreciate them also. They are 5½ by 7½; a good size to take in a backpack/ bag. Each book is divided into four sections. The pages are glossy which make them easy to turn. Clear color illustrations are all throughout the book and go hand in hand with the information.

A great resource and good gift idea. Highly recommend 🥾

 

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Title: Wild Nights Out: The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors After Dark, Author: Chris Salisbury

paperback, 192 pages

The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors After Dark

Learn how to call for owls, walk like a fox and expand your sensory perceptions. Wild Nights Out is a wonderful new hands-on guide for those who wish to take kids (of all ages) outdoors for fun, thrilling nighttime nature adventures.

The cover did look good but I found this book a disappointment. I was expecting a book on nature at night in the way of facts, information, and stories to said subject. Didn’t happen. The 192 pages were uninteresting. Many suggested games needed participants as would a group or class. There was mythology galore in Chapter 5, Learning the Night Sky, and I don’t care to know about this tradition/ belief.

The book’s description states that there are black-and-white illustrations throughout; however, there is a one page illustration before each chapter making only 7 illustration in the entire book.

This title aside, I would still be interested in the many titles offered by Chelsea Green Publishing. “Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the leading publisher of books about organic farming, gardening, homesteading, integrative health, natural building, sustainable living, socially responsible business, and more. Now employee-owned.”

Chelsea Green Publishing provided a copy of Wild Nights Out to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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followhollow

-Alpaca Socks- ‘baby’ (micron 18-21) alpaca fiber-Made in the USA-

Performance Alpaca Socks - Grey//Purple

These socks were designed for being outdoors focusing on moisture management and staying in place. I found the Follow Hollow performance socks to be a superior choice. They are thinner than a typical wool sock but with the same warmth in cool outdoor wear. I didn’t get sweaty or damp feet. I did get a soft, comfortable fit! Alpaca can be worn in warm conditions, too. Great socks for just about any activity.

The socks have been keeping their shape and produced no fuzzing after a machine wash. Follow Hollow offers two unisex adult sock color choices (black/red and grey/purple) and two styles (performance and ankle). Looking forward to more colors and kid sizes.

Follow Hollow provided a pair of socks to facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Hillhouse Naturals

Mosquito Repellent

Hillhouse Natural’s Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle. Made of 100% soy wax right here in the US. This is the one you are gonna want to get if you are averse to citronella! And if you prefer that your outdoor decor doesn’t have one of those ugly candle buckets. 

After a long run of extremely hot weather – when even the bugs weren’t out – the outside temperature has dropped, allowing us to enjoy those outdoor patios. And my new candle. It looks and smells lovely. [Eucalyptus, Mint Leaf, and Lemongrass] I like the contemporary look of the concrete holder it is in. No skeeters seen 🙂

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Info: 

Citronella and DEET free

Reusable holder

Burns approximately 50 hours

Hillhouse Naturals has “always practiced eco-consciousness and continually finds more ways to do so. Many ingredients are harvested locally, candles are packaged in reusable and recyclable containers, and catalogs printed on recycled paper. Always, it has been the mission of Hillhouse Naturals to create products that use nature’s bounty in a way that preserves the health and beauty of the environment.”

Shop Hillhouse Naturals for a variety of quality home fragrance products including potpourri, candles, sachets, oils, fragrance mist and diffuser reeds. 

Notes From Dawn received a Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle from Hillhouse Naturals in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

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JD and ME

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I’m so glad that spring is on the way because I love spending time outdoors. My small outdoor space consists of a few green plants, some seasonal blooming flowers, and a small assortment of mismatched but comfy outdoor furniture.  When I added a Mad Mat to it, here’s what I got…

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…the same small outdoor space jazzed up with a stylish,  Eco-friendly outdoor rug that requires zero maintenance. Just  rinse with water to clean. It doesn’t absorb or trap moisture so it dries quickly making it mildew and mold resistant.

The Designed for Outdoors family is a customer-centered team of outdoor-relaxation e-commerce sites including TheHammockCompany.com, AdirondackChairs.com, OutdoorRugsOnly.com, OutdoorCurtainsOnly.com, and OutdoorPillowsOnly.com.

OutdoorRugsOny.com is the largest Internet retailer of outdoor rugs offering more than 20 brands. The styles, colors, and collections are sure to help you bring your indoors, out!

Outdoor Rugs Only offers many styles and sizes of Mad Mats to fit your outdoor decor for porch, pool, patio or deck. Mad Mats are all Eco-friendly;  constructed with 100% recycled plastic. I have the small (3’x5′) warm grey stripes Mad Mat. Although it is named warm grey, it is definitely more brown than grey. It comes with Velcro stays to keep it in place since the rug is lightweight. I didn’t use these since it was just as easy to tuck the Mad Mat rug ends under an outdoor chair/table.

Think spring… and be sure to check out these incredible rugs that offer both function and design while being Earth kind.

I received the warm grey stripes Mad Mat from Outdoor Rugs Only to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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I took this photo on the golf course 

 

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