October 2018

A former park ranger’s favorite gifts for the outdoorsy, adventurous folks in your life

One bright summer morning four years ago, two park rangers set off hiking up a dormant Alaskan volcano.  But like a light switch, the weather changed. Vicious winds brought frigid, sideways rain. It didn’t relent. Usually dry ditches transformed into swiftly flowing creeks, and the rivers grew higher.  The rangers found rocky shelter to wait out the storm, but one foolish ranger — ill-equipped with cotton socks that day — experienced both an immeasurably miserable… Read More »A former park ranger’s favorite gifts for the outdoorsy, adventurous folks in your life

Don’t host your next tea party without one of these electric kettles

They say a watched pot never boils. So maybe it’s time to stop watching (and waiting), and get an electric kettle that can boil water faster and more conveniently than your standard stovetop setup. If you’re a coffee drinker or a tea lover, an electric kettle is a great addition to your kitchen counter. Electric kettles bring water to a rolling boil faster than a microwave or conventional tea kettle. And they offer other perks,… Read More »Don’t host your next tea party without one of these electric kettles