Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you know I’m a gear fiend.  Researching, reading reviews and looking for the best deals is probably just as much fun as using it…well actually using it is the most fun, but man do I love gear shopping.  When it came to buying my first tent, an important decision, my skills came in quite handy. When I […]

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Gift Guide for Adventurers

We are delighted to present you with Love Maine Adventure’s first gift guide for adventurers! You know we love our gear and we’ve got everything you need to find the perfect gift for your favorite outdoor loving friend or loved one.   The best thing about this gift guide is that we have tried and tested (almost) everything so you know you’re getting something that […]

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Book Review- Desperate Steps from AMC Books

When you spend the majority of your time thinking about hiking and how long it will be until you are back in the mountains, there is no better way to pass the time than by reading about mountains.  When I read an excerpt from the AMC’s Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter W. Kick, I ordered the […]

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Get Cairn – Best Adventure Subscriptions – We are proud to be ambassadors

So you have probably heard us talk about our Cairn box… we discovered it in August, 2015, and we have been members ever since. It’s definitely one of the best adventure subscription boxes out there. The best day of the month is the day our Cairn packages show up, and quite honestly we were just musing over how just having this stuff in inventory set […]

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Outdoor Gear We Love – from Amazon

Hiking gear can be expensive – and also addicting!! We’ve acquired quite a collection over the years of outdoor gear from Amazon, and we’d love to share it with you! We suggest building slowly- but here’s some of our faves! Side Note – this post focuses mostly on Amazon, and is all affiliate links – of things we have actually used. If you buy something from […]

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OpenWorld Outfitters Pocket Blanket

Full disclosure  – we are ambassadors for Openworld Outfitters, so we obviously love their stuff. You can read more about that here. They are a veteran owned company and one of their partners just happens to be one of DD’s good friends, so we get to test out their gear and items and give them feedback + submit photos of them in use. Since we’re […]

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DD’s Favorite Trail Lunch – Sandwich Style

Hey it’s DD! I wanted to share with you some of my hiking staples – the things I always have in my fridge to prepare for a hike. It took me a while to find my favorites, and while we all have our favorite trail lunch, I personally love a meat and cheese sandwich on the trail. It becomes part of the experience, and I […]

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Cairn Box review – June 2017

Cairn Review – Box of Gear The Cairn box always seems to know what I need. This month’s box brought us a vessel that was perfect for our summer camping trips – it kept the coffee warm in the morning, and once rinsed out, was a great insulator for wine in the evening. JUNE, 2017 DrinkTanks 16 oz. Drinking Vessel | $25.50 Cairn subscribers are some […]

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Packing tips for Adventures AWAY from Maine!

Hey it’s DD! I am getting ready to head out this week on my annual girls trip with my friends from Florida to Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale, followed by meeting up with my Dad to head to Ohio to ride roller coasters at Cedar Point – (it’s kind of our thing) Dad’s 70, and he definitely gave me the adventure gene! (Watch my Instagram for highlights […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

If you live in Maine or New England, summiting Baxter Peak on Katahdin is a definite for your outdoor adventure bucket list.  Between the two of us, we have spent many days and nights in Baxter State Park over the years and we have hiked almost every trail on the mountain. Willow has hiked most of the peaks in the park and is working on […]

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Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

Good morning! I am writing this at the request of my friend Diana…. (Hey girrrrrl!) Packing for your hike can prove to be one of the most challenging aspects, one I feel like I am only beginning to fine tune after years of hiking. I always bring too much stuff and it weighs me down. So, I am hopefully going to save you a little […]

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What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

Hiking and backpacking gear is one of my favorite things.  Seriously.  When I had to spend a big chunk of money recently on a non-hiking purchase, I grumbled as the woman behind the counter rang me up.  She asked what was wrong and I said “Oh, I was just thinking about how much hiking gear I could buy for that price.”  I have had so […]

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