Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket

Our two Golden Retrievers, Goldie and Aspen, loved to swim - it was their favorite activity! I (Stella) had  purchased the Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket five years ago when we got our summer place in Grand Lake, Colorado where they were able to swim nearly every weekend. I had initially purchased this … Continue reading Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket

Onyx A-24 In-Sight Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket

From reading our posts about the hundreds of miles (actually closer to 1000 miles) that we have kayaked over the last few years, and my newfound passion for standup paddle boarding, those who do not know me may be surprised to learn that I am not a very good swimmer. In fact, before Larry and … Continue reading Onyx A-24 In-Sight Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket

Marmot Trestles Elite Eco 20 Sleeping Bag

It had all started with an overnight kayaking adventure on Lake Granby (September 2019), where the need had arisen to purchase camping gear. For a sleeping bag, I wanted a lightweight and packable bag, with the ability to perform in the twenty-degree range. After visiting our local REI and slipping into a variety of sleeping … Continue reading Marmot Trestles Elite Eco 20 Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent

Over the Labor Day weekend (2019), Stella and I had laid the groundwork for an awesome kayaking/camping trip that included an overnight stay at the Roaring Fork Campground. Because we were kayaking to the campground, we needed a form of shelter that we could easily transport on our kayak. Thus, our search for a tent … Continue reading REI Co-op Half Dome 3 Plus Tent