Outbound Tribe

Category: A Male Perspective

Family Caving

Caving is a sport that I thoroughly enjoy doing with kids and adults. When you’re in a cave exploring its vast tunnels, huge rooms and yes, rivers and waterfalls; it can be overwhelming. Personally, I refer to it as mountaineering in reverse. Of course, it all depends on the cave’s level of difficulty. Some caves are very easy and require very little effort. Other caves are extremely technical and may require you to spend the night for proper exploration. For most people, there are many caves around the country, that you can call and make a…

Learning how to Adapt with Kids

For those who know me can contest to the fact that I am kind of hyper and I’m not very good at sitting and relaxing. It’s been a challenge to learn how to adapt with kids. My idea of a good trip is to push myself and take things to the limit every time. To be honest, it was extremely hard for me to bring myself to my daughters level. Luckily, I have my wife to assist me in this process.  There is no doubt that she acts like my governor in controlling my acceleration. First…

A Male Perspective: Hiking with Kids

Something I have learned hiking with children is that their expectations are simple and therefore keep things simple. My wife and I believe that backpacking is one of the best ways to escape everyday life by disconnecting and reconnecting with nature and family. When you are in the middle of nowhere with your family there is no cell phone, TV, Ipad, or any other modern-day amenities, therefore it will force you to connect. Backpacking is challenging in nature and will require you to leave your comfort zone. Every day that you’re on the trail life is simple…