Articles written by: Kathy Dieser

If Kathy could create a new job title and get paid to do whatever she wanted, she would be "Professionally in Pursuit of the Good Life" (but try to fit THAT on a business card). She graduated with a degree in Communications from Indiana University in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana in the spring of 2012 and moved to Colorado as soon as possible because no offense to Indiana, but it's a little flat out there. In her free time she can be found practicing her gourmet cooking skills over an open fire, reading in climbing trees, or pretending she's a bear in the Rocky Mountains, hoping she doesn't actually run into a real bear, because that might be a little awkward.

The Back Country Chef-Veggie Breakfast Bagels

The Back Country Chef-Veggie Breakfast Bagels

Veggie Breakfast Bagels This is a perfect quick breakfast out on the trail for those who love a hot breakfast that doesn’t require too much work.  Prep work isn’t messy, and completely customizable to your tastes.  Also, bagels are great to bring backpacking because they are pretty durable in a [...]

10 Bike Events You Should Look Into this Summer

10 Bike Events You Should Look Into this Summer

Riding your bike can enrich your life more than simply getting you from point a to point b with significantly less traffic or make your legs look chiseled and buff.  This bike riding nation is packed with events filled with fun, new friends, and incredible memories—and the cool thing is, [...]

The Backcountry Chef

The Backcountry Chef

Welcome to the first edition of backcountry chef!  I’m Kathy, and I seriously LOVE food and being outside…so as you imagine, I especially love eating outside.  Every week I’m going to give you some inspiration to heat up over your campfire or camp stove, as well as a tidbit or [...]

The Different Kinds of Camping and What it Says About You

The Different Kinds of Camping and What it Says About You

When you think about camping, does your mind automatically think of a tent and a fire? Or is it more of an RV in a campground? Do you have arguments of whether or not your way of “sleeping outside” is actually camping? Well, opinions of all kinds obviously exist, but [...]

Why Your Kids Should be Scouts

Why Your Kids Should be Scouts

Chances are that you have known a scout.  Perhaps you’ve been acquainted with an Eagle Scout or a Girl Scout ambassador.  Maybe you’ve been a scout yourself at some point!  But, do you know a lot of kids these days that are getting into these programs?  Probably not nearly as [...]

Getting Kids to Have Fun Outside

Getting Kids to Have Fun Outside

There is something cool that being in the outdoors does to people.  It brings them closer and creates a strong, lasting bond.  Maybe it’s because of the inside jokes garnered from a day on the trail, or a funny story that happens over packed peanut butter sandwich, but relationships forged [...]