Mom Knows Best : My Boys Hiking Adventure In The Petroglyph National Forest

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Boys Hiking Adventure In The Petroglyph National Forest


 My two youngest boys are Cub Scouts. They get to do all sorts of fun things with the Cub Scouts like hiking and camping. The other day the scouts decided to take a hike in the Petroglyph National Forest. The Petroglyphs are these cool formations that were made from volcanos a long time. About 400 -700 years ago the Native Americans and Spanish Settlers of New Mexico carved pictures into theses volcanic formations. This place is a wonderful place near my house for hiking. When my boys go hiking they go prepared and bring with items to help them be safe.


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My boys need something to carry all the items they need for hiking and a multi-functional backpack from the Terra Kids line by Haba was perfect. This durable waterproof backpack has comfy padded adjustable straps which make it easy to carry.  The padded back incorporates an ergonomically shaped ventilation system too. The front of the backpack has a reflective strips for safety. 


  I love that this company thought of a all kinds of pockets and storage so my boys can pack everything they need. There is a pocket to  store a map in and and ones that can be expanded depending on what items my boys need to bring. This backpack helps my boys to be organized as all the different compartments and pockets make it easy to find what they need.

  The main pocket of this backpack has a waterproof drawstring bag in it that is great for wet clothes.While the bottom of the bag makes a great place to stash larger items. The two little pouches on the side are great for snacks and other small items. There is even a carabiner clip on the bag so my boys can clip on a water bottle as water is a must on hikes here in the desert. On the way bottom of the backpack there is a waterproof rain cover that easily covers the entire bag. Then there is many clips and cloth hooks around the bag so my boys can hang other items they need for their hike. My boys had a blast filling the many pockets up, or as my son said "there are million pockets!" This multi-functional backpack will also be great for camping trips, school and vacations. My boys will be taking the bag with them when we travel by plane to San Diego next month. The backpack will be great for stashing items in it to keep them busy on the plane.


Here is the link to the backpack so you can check it out! Check out all the great features of it.



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  Since my boys might be hiking in the nighttime, I wanted them to be prepared with a lantern in case they did not get back before dark. When my boys left for there hike it was still light out and the plan was to get back before it got dark. Well, because it is almost the end of summer it gets dark earlier. My boys packed this cool lantern in their backpack that is also from the Terra Kids adventure line. The thing that makes this lantern cool is the fact that it is powered by a generator and does not require batteries. The generator is powered by a hank crank that my boys love using. This lantern will shine for a hour with just three minutes of hand cranking. You can turn the lantern on or off with a push of a button so you can crank the lantern ahead of time and it will shine when you need it. This lantern is made from plastic so it is kid safe. My son also discovered that the lantern has a compass and a whistle along with a carabiner clip that makes it easy to clip on the backpack. This lantern will be awesome for my boys next camping trip. They can crank it before going to bed and then have it for nighttime trips to the bathroom. I am loving that I don't have to keep buying batteries for this lantern.


The hand crank tucks into the bottom of the lantern when not in use. There is also a padded carry handle. This cool hand cracked generator lantern will be great for all my boys nighttime adventures. Click on the below link to check out this cool lantern and other fun products in the Terra Kids line.






"These opinions are my own and I received the above mention products in exchange for a review."

27 comments:

  1. What a great experience for them. Hiking can be such an adventure!

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  2. What an amazing light. Hiking is so important my girls used to do it all the time and I am proud to say they still do. I love that it is a crank and looks light weight. I know what I will be purchasing as a Christmas gift. Thank you.

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  3. I went hiking in the woods before, but nothing as nice as this. The backpacks and lantern are really cool!

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  4. My son just started Cub Scouts and is excited to do all this. Looks so fun and a great experience your boys had! I like that backpack, too, it looks functional for these type of adventures.

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  5. What a great place to hike, and the backpack and lantern look like they're great quality.Thanks for the post.

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  6. Very nice, We love hiking too, So glad your boys love it. They are so cute!! Great review :) xo

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  7. Love to hike and that is the coolest backpack.

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  8. Those look like great gear for hiking! The bag is really nice.

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  9. So wonderful getting you kids out and hiking in nature. I enjoyed your review also.

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  10. If you have all the supplies you need, it's bound to be a much better experience. The bags are awesome!

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  11. That is a great backpack. Looks very helpful to go hiking and scouting.

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  12. They seemed to have had an amazing time!

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  14. My kids and I love hiking! Great looking backpack! Looks very sturdy and well made
    == RIKA===

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  15. Looks that they had a great time. I'm so glad that they would love hiking because it such an adventure. I wish if my boys was young i wanted to like your boys.

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  16. Awesome hiking gear, boys! I love that it looks really durable. Good job for getting such a reliable gear, momma!

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  17. Great hiking gear! Love that the lantern is not battery operated. This would be great to have in my emergency kit and not have to worry about the batteries going dead. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  18. I love the lantern. My kids go through batteries so fast so that is a great idea!

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  19. I love hiking and need to check out these place. I like your hiking bag and lantern is so cute

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  20. I love that cool lantern - so cute and so cool that everything matches - love :D

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  21. What a cool backpack. It has a lot of room, but it looks very light. We love to hike, too.

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  22. I enjoyed my days as a girl scout. Hiking was adventurous.

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  23. There is nothing better than feeling at one with nature when you go hiking it is perfect and I love the backpack.

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  24. I love taking my son hiking every chance we get! Its so good to get boys outside!

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  25. I wanted my boys to be in the Scouts but none of the organizations near me were very active and I, personally, don't do the great outdoors.

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  26. It looks like a great backpack with a lot of room to fit the things they need to go hiking. I like that you can attach things to it like the lantern.

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    1. My son is still discovering pockets in this backpack

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