GSI Outdoors Blog
I think that I say, “This is my favorite season!” with every season. When winter is here, it’s the snow. When our breath makes little clouds as we hike, ice climb, build snow caves, or on long days on the slopes followed by warm fires and hot drinks in the evenings. Then spring and summer, with their promise of warmer days and warmer water and lots of camping. But fall? That crisp air after a hot summer, the spray of color all around that is so swift but breathtakingly beautiful. And harvest food and cider and picnics in the falling leaves. We can’t wait to get outside, layering up for chilly mornings and then shedding most of that as the sun warms us up during the day.
The days are getting shorter and fall is in the air. That added crispness in the morning is something that I look so forward to while sweating through the end of summer. It won’t be long until outdoor adventures require extra layers, budgeting activities around sunset times, and depending on headlamps. It’s time to squeeze a few more adventures in before saying farewell to summer.
Community Coffee Project
We all lead busy lives. Between work, family, and trying to fit in our outdoor pursuits, weekends get filled up, Monday comes around and before you know it, it’s Friday…
Tiffin Back-to-School Lunches
Packing lunches for our boys is always a roller coaster in our house. Since they started school several years ago, both have refused to eat hot lunch at school, which honestly has been both a blessing and a challenge. We’ve been impressed that they are concerned about the kind of food they eat and where its sourced, but the difficulty lies in a lack of variety. Simply said, sometimes we just get in a rut when packing their lunches.
Maybe in these waning days of summer you’re missing those nostalgic trips from your childhood when you and your family headed to the cabin or lake house for time together. Maybe a cabin get-away is just one of those “to do’s” you’re aching to get done. Regardless of the reason, we’re here to fan those embers deep inside. It’s time for a summer cabin get-away!
Hacking The Bugaboo Waffle Maker
Waffles. They've long been the centerpiece of urban brunches and fall cyclocross races (well maybe they share the attention with Belgian beers in that instance). When we designed the Bugaboo Waffle Iron, our camping companions rejoiced and our favorite breakfast treats started showing up in campsites. Waffles are delicious whether they’re covered in maple syrup, piled high with fresh fruit, or topped with your favorite nut butter. Waffles fresh off the camp stove under nothing but an early morning mountain sky become the backbones of a memory.
The weather's getting warmer here it's time to get outside and celebrate with friends. We have fun and easy cocktails for the campground or any outdoor adventure - grab the ingredients, join some friends, spend some time outside this weekend and raise a glass!