About

Hi! I’m Tori Brenneison, a software developer/art historian from Cleveland, OH, USA. When I’m not in front of my computer, I love getting outside to hike, camp, kayak, overlanding, and enjoying the outdoors.

My love of getting outside started when my mom forced eight-year-old Tori to join the Girl Scouts back in 1995. Twenty-five years later, I’m an outdoor enthusiast, Cub Scout leader, Jeep Girl, and certified Cool Mom (TM). I started this blog to share my tips & tricks for finding cool hiking and camping spots, getting kids outside, and enjoying the outdoors on a budget.

About me:

My favorite outdoor activity is…hiking
My favorite thing about the outdoors is…the smell of the forest after it rains
My favorite Scouting activity is…helping kids learn to camp
My favorite piece of gear is…my Eno TechNest hammock
My favorite campfire food is…blueberry-yellow dump cake
My off-road vehicle is…a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
My favorite gear manufacturer is…L.L. Bean or REI Co-Op