THE BEAR NECESSITIES

A few of our Favorite Things to #LiveOutdoors

The Bear Necessities is a curated monthly list of our team’s seasonal and general favorite things that encourage and assist us in spending time outdoors. We simply enjoy them and they help us #LiveOutdoors.

This month, our favorite things encourage us to build relationships and be together. We love these products because they help you enjoy quality time building relationships and community in the great outdoors. For us, whether you are in your backyard or in the back country, it doesn’t matter so much where you are, as long as you’re together.

We love building relationships and what better way than asking questions and having great conversations. Table Topics Cards offer amazing conversation questions for all occasions and groups of people. Try some with your family or friends. They also make great gifts. $9-25

Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest Hammock is a must have for adventures together. Spacious enough for two while it packs down conveniently and compact. The fabric is durable, but soft and a perfect spot for relaxation. $74.95

The MiiR Wine Bundle is perfect to take the occasion anywhere. With the capacity to hold a 750ml bottle of wine, it’s elegant enough for the table but durable enough to trek along. The  two 10oz wine tumblers are perfect for an outdoor adventure with someone special. Check them out for on-the-go growlers, pints and rocks glasses too. $59 for the bundle on sale, originally $75

Take Farm to Table Organic dining outdoors. Patagonia Provisions offers gourmet, organic, responsibly sourced food to go on any adventure you can plan. Skip the restaurant reservation and try an amazing dish, like this Souper Sampler, or something from the variety of meals they have to offer. It will be an unforgettable dinner outdoors. $35

Music can bring joy to any outdoor space. The JBL Flip compact bluetooth speaker can go anywhere and is waterproof, we especially love this Eco Edition thats made from 90% recycled plastic! It’s lightweight, durable and boasts 12hours of playtime on just one charge. Take it out on the back deck, out by the pool, on a hike or wherever you want to go. $130

Whether you’re right in your backyard or in the back country, this Kelty Loveseat will bring you together. Enjoy the closeness of someone you love or snuggle with your children or grandchildren with room to spare in this spacious camp chair love seat. Gather around the fire or take it on adventure, where you are doesn’t matter, just as long as you’re together. $120

We always love a good outdoor blanket that can sit on the back porch or tag along on the trail. With a design nod to our beloved Blue Ridge Mountains, who wouldn’t want to cozy up in this Original Puffy Blanket by Rumpl. $99

When you think of spending time outdoors right at home with your family, porch swings come to mind as a perfect place to relax and visit together. We love the Porch Swing by Bear Creek Outdoor Living. Ok so we might be a little bias, but we love the local touch! We’ll deliver it and install it right to your porch. It can be made with cedar which is just a beautiful wood and it can also be stained to fit your style. From $408

If you’re looking to hone your communication skills and trust while on a grand adventure, look no further than the Schwinn Twinn Tandem Bicycle. Tandem riding allows for maintaining pace with even someone of different skill level, enjoying conversation and traveling together. Don’t forget to wear your helmets! $749.99

One of our current clients cannot say better things about Polywood Furniture. This Braxton 4-Piece Deep Seating Set looks like the perfect place to share a bite to eat and a drink, play a game or just enjoy conversation. It looks like a great spot for getting to know you more. Customizable frame and cushion colors and the durable all-weather material is classy and stylish. From $1995

Interested in getting great ideas to help you #LiveOutdoors each month?