Packing List: Day Hike

I couldn't even tell you the number of times that my husband and I have forgotten to bring something important on a hike with us. We've forgotten our camera, snacks, and warm hats. We've forgotten our books (we like to sit and read on our hikes if we happen to find a pretty spot!) and we've forgotten extra socks. That moment when you realize that you have forgotten something that you REALLY wanted or REALLY needed to bring along is horrible. 

So, after years of having this problem, we finally came up with a solution! We created a check list so that we can check things off as we pack them up into the car, ensuring that we will never forget important items on our hikes again! 

We surely can't be the only people to have this problem, so I've decided to share our checklist with you! Feel free to print it off to your heart's content and use it to make sure you don't forget anything next time you head out for a hike!

WildWrites PackingList DayHike


Some Things I've Learned About Life From My Dog

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Image Here are just a few things that I have learned about life from my dog:

  • Never pass up an opportunity to get outside and play.
  • When someone you love gets home, always be really excited to see them. Run to greet them at the door, and jump up and down.
  • There is no such thing as too much cuddling.
  • Sleep is important. Get lots of it, whenever and wherever you can. Especially in the sunshine, if at all possible.
  • Never stop being curious.
  • When you wake up in the morning, be super excited to see your loved ones. Give them hugs and kisses, because, a whole night is a long time to not get to hang out with each other.
  • Get excited to meet new people.
  • Food is a great source of joy in life - so eat up and savor every bite.
  • New toys are exciting, but nothing beats quality time with loved ones, playing outside, and really, those old toys work just fine.
  • Driving is more fun with the windows rolled down.
  • Never stop learning new things.
  • Give people you love kisses all the time.
  • Just curl up next to someone who is going through a rough time. Simply being there next to them is sometimes the best comfort you can offer.
  • Lay in the sun whenever you get the chance.
  • Be loyal to the ones you love.
  • Exercise is fun.
  • Nothing beats a day of adventure and exploration, especially if it involves getting really dirty.