As we approach Independence Day, I wanted to leave you with some great stuff I think you should check out! The next week and a half is going to be a bit crazy for us as we spend time with extended family and embark upon some outdoor adventures. Blogging may have to take a backseat for a bit, but here are some awesome things to share before I go!
1. The North Face Role Models Pledge
The North Face wants you–yes you! They are asking everyday adventurers to take the pledge to become role models this summer. Go to their Facebook page to make a pledge that you will go on an outdoor adventure and take someone with you. It’s easy to become a mentor, just a few clicks and you’ll be on your way.
Take this opportunity to ignite the spark that could lead to a lifetime of adventure. And remember, here at Hike. Blog. Love. we believe that adventure is for all, so no excuses! I pledged to get my kids hiking in a National Park this summer (actually, let’s see how many National and State parks we can hit up!)
Go here to take the pledge today!
2. The Clymb
Do you hike, bike, travel, climb, camp or paddle? Do you like to save up to 70% off the price of your gear and apparel? Then this site is for you! The Clymb provides member pricing on the planet’s most sought-after outdoor brands. Just yesterday I joined and snagged some Lolë travel pants at a fantastic price. Want to join? It’s free!Click here to join now and check out the daily deals.
If you join through my invite above, I receive a small referral reward to use towards my next purchase. It is truly a site worth joining and I wanted to share it with you all as I am someone who has benefitted from being a member. Once you join, you can refer family and friends, too. There are many great deals that I hope you take advantage of!
3. Duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs
I was contacted by the kind folks at Duraflame a few weeks ago about trying out their new Campfire Roasting Logs. Here’s a bit of info about the logs:
duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs
Great for backyard or the backwoods
“The first fire log specifically formulated for roasting and cooking, duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs are ideal to use in the backyard and the backwoods. These logs stack and burn like wood for a robust fire that creates hot, glowing coals safe for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or cooking other campfire foods.”
-Available in a 4-piece bundle (5 lb) for one campfire or a case of 6 bundles for 4-6 campfires
-Individually wrapped logs for clean handling and easy, no-hassle lighting
-Made from 100% renewable resources, including real wood charcoal
-Compact — easy to transport and store
-Ideal for backyard fire pits, campsite fires and beach fires
-Duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs are made with 100% renewable resources and burn 60% cleaner than firewood.
We decided to have a backyard s’mores party in order to give the logs a whirl.
What I liked: These logs are easy, safe, convenient and did the job! As you can see, the fire was easy to light and within the hour we had s’mores and banana boats in-hand.
What I didn’t like: I wouldn’t say that I necessarily disliked anything about these logs. I think they are a great option for backyard fire pits especially. I don’t think that I would purchase them for a backpacking or camping trip as collecting firewood and building the great big campfire is part of the fun for our family. I would, however, purchase these to use in the backyard or fireplace. They are super duper easy to use and give you more time to enjoy roasting!
To learn more about these convenient logs, visit the duraflame website. You will also find some yummy recipes there as well.
I was provided a complimentary package of roasting logs to review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. And please be careful to always use safety precautions to keep your little ones safe around the fire, and make sure to fully extinguish the fire once finished. Also be aware of fire bans and fire hazards that may be in effect in your area.