Life in the Fast Lane, Google Fiber in Kansas City
June 23, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

Over one year after Google Fiber came to the Kansas City Startup Village, a grassroots community of startup businesses moved to into the neighborhood. Located in a five-block radius between 43rd and 49th Streets on …

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Camping Gear Review: DoubleNest Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters
April 3, 2013 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Camping Gear Review: DoubleNest Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters

The DoubleNest Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters is lightweight, durable, and easy to hang. This double hammock is a fun addition to your family camping gear.
With robins arriving and trees budding, many of us are …

Road Trip Gear: Little things make a difference
September 3, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment
Road Trip Gear: Little things make a difference

Traveling with kids is packing everything you can into the smallest space possible. And tick removal and sand removal at the beach.

The Burgeoning World of Kids Camping Gear
July 15, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
The Burgeoning World of Kids Camping Gear

Air out the tent, pack the kids in the car, and buy the marshmallows on the way. It’s that time of year again: Time to go CAMPING!

Teachable Moments with the Kelly Kettle
July 9, 2011 – 7:31 pm | One Comment
Teachable Moments with the Kelly Kettle

A friend of mine says guys who like to smoke pipes do so simply for the pleasure of lighting and maintaining a small fire in their hand. The irresistible appeal of fire is probably one of the reasons some people like camping too. What is it about fire that it draws people like moths to a flame?

Keep That Monkey on Your Back
April 15, 2011 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Keep That Monkey on Your Back

I love my son (he is my boy, after all), but I have to admit that when it comes to hiking, he’s completely useless. His form is sloppy, he has absolutely no stamina, and carry …

Camp Cooking: Going Dutch!
March 24, 2011 – 6:00 am | 3 Comments
Camp Cooking: Going Dutch!

One of the biggest jobs associated with camping as a family is keeping everyone fed. Hot dogs over the fire are easy enough, and a variety pack of those little cereal boxes make breakfast as easy as pulling a jug of milk from the cooler. But go the extra mile with one or two meals and camping becomes an outing everyone looks forward to, and cooking can keep everyone involved.