Category: Four-legged

Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Life Savior

Too hot for hiking? Let’s go swimming and beat the heat! I started working with Xena with her fear of water since last year. She’s gotten a lot better now and she walks in the water by herself as long as she can feel the floor. So it’s time for the next lesson. Swimming! So

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Sun & Bug Blocker

Xena’s biggest enemy is the heat. We love the sunny Southern California weather but that heat can get brutal on Xena. Her black fur absorbs that heat and retains it for a very long time. Even in the low 60s, without shade Xena gets too hot and she looks for shades. So it’s my responsibility

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Torrent Raincoat

In Southern California, the rainy season is from November to February. But we’ve been in a drought condition for so long, I forgot what it was like to have a rainy season. We had lots of greens on the trails this winter, dried up waterfalls in the L.A. area are flowing again, wildflowers are blooming

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Product Review: Alcott Explorer Outdoor Blanket

Super soft green fleece on top with the waterproof back, I bring our Explorer Outdoor blanket to many of our hikes. The waterproof back kept our bottoms dry on snowy summits this winter. We received a sample of the blanket for a test. This review is based on using the blanket for several months.  

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Summit Parka

The best thing about Southern California is the weather. Heck, that’s why I moved here from the east coast years ago. The next best thing is the nature surrounding the region. We have the ocean, mountains and deserts within driving distance. With the year-around good weather, these places are always accessible if you can make

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Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Active Harness

If you get one gear for your active dog, I hope it’s a harness that is made for adventures. A quality harness keeps your dog protected from elements when exploring in the wilderness. A bright-colored harness makes your dog visible to hunters during the hunting season. Another feature of an active harness I personally rely on

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Review: Hurtta Dazzle Rope Leash

This weekend the daylight saving time will end. Are you and your dog going to be safe walking in the dark? Hurtta America sent us their new Dazzle Rope Leash in Hi-Viz Orange to test. We never had a rope leash so I was excited to try it out. This review is based on our

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