Camping Season + Tin Lid Hat Co
Today I want to talk about two things I’m incredibly excited about: camping and the Tin Lid Hat Co. I can’t believe I’m already seeing back to school ads everywhere! It seems like just yesterday my little one was getting out of school and we had the entire summer ahead of us. While I’m a bit sad that the summer is starting to give way to talk of cooler temperatures and earlier bed times, I am excited for what the rest of the summer has in store.
I have to admit that camping with a baby has been a bit of an adventure. When my eldest was little, we didn’t too much tent camping, but we’ve since made it a tradition, so we are kind of newbies when it comes to camping with an infant. The first time we went out we had to leave a night early – the little one likes to scream when we try to put her to bed, which doesn’t make for a great camping neighbor.
However, our yearly, week-long trip is just around the corner, and even if we can’t control what the baby does, we can make sure that we are well-fed. Here are a few of my all-time favorite campfire meals:
And, if you need a little refresher on how to cook over the campfire, be sure to check out my primer.
Aside from having great food, the husband will also be sporting a new cap courtesy of the Tin Lid Hat Co. Even though I gave this one to the husband, I am definitely going to pick one up for myself, too. These hats are awesome. And honestly, I generally don’t think of hats as something that can really have any outstanding or unique features. The Hemp hat from the Tin Lid Hat Co., however, is one of the softest and nicest hats I’ve ever seen. The color is perfect for outdoor activities – it won’t show dirt – and it even has a loop on one side to stash a pen or pencil when you want to jot down notes in your journal or when you are working on an outdoor project.
Not only is the hat amazingly comfortable and made out of 100% hemp (and it’s adjustable), but it’s also made by a company with a conscience. For each hat you purchase, Tin Lid Hat Co. will plant a tree. This type of business model has become more popular over the years, but it’s one case where I think imitation is welcome.
I’ll keep you posted on how our trip goes – fingers crossed that our little one acclimates quickly!
What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
Disclaimer: I received the hemp hat for free from the Tin Lid Hat Co. as coordinated by Outdoor PR in consideration for review publication.