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The Quarantine Game

A Quarantine Game! Weekly prize drawing! Are you in?

April 6 – 11, 2020. Drawing Monday, April 13, 2020.

Week 1 – Drawing for one Olight i1R 2 – a great, little rechargeable keychain flaslight w/ 150 lumens!

Drawing for this Olight i1R ii Flashlight! 150 lumens in the palm of your hand.

Week 1 List:
✅Sharpen a knife.
✅Review/update your BOB/GHB/INCH/Emergency Bag.
✅Post a Pocket Dump picture.

How to Play:
1️⃣Select one or more of the items or tasks listed for the week.
2️⃣Post a pic of the item or activity on your FB and/or Instagram profile.
3️⃣Tag us @overwatchsupply and use hashtag #owsgame.

Drawing entry for each post – as many as you want to do – on both FB & Instagram. Week 1 of the Quarantine Game begins April 6, 2020, and ends Saturday, April 11, 2020. Winner shared on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The Quarantine Game is open to U.S. only. Prizes can be shipped only within continental United States or picked up curbside.

Stay safe out there!

Since 2016…a sappy thank you for the past 3 years

We recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary here in our Ocean Springs Store. In mid 2016 David and I started talking about opening a store. We discussed this very hypothetically for about 2 months, started more serious planning for about a month, and then boom – we opened the store. To sum it up a series of unexpected events over the year prior to opening led us to this new adventure. We weren’t seeking a change, but it happened and we are grateful. 

2016

My favorite part of the shop, besides being able to work with my husband, is our customers. Many of our customers come in regularly and I really enjoy catching up with them. Our children also gain so much knowledge from our customers – they’ve talked to marine biologists about sharks, missionaries about countries in Africa, recently they learned about splicing large work ropes. If you are one of the customers that have shared your knowledge with our kids  – you should know they always express to us afterwards how interesting and great it was to  be able to learn from you!

So, thank you, for allowing us to be a part of this community and a small part of your life – we appreciate each of you!

~Angela

Camping with Kids

It’s getting close to camping season for our family. After years of tent camping as a couple without children, we were blessed with the most excited young campers. Our first camping experiences with our children were in the backyard – and it’s a great place to start. You can test out your gear and make great notes on what to plan, what to pack, and what not to pack – you can also adjust your expectations to meet the reality of camping with young children.

Backyard and local parks are great places to start camping with young children.

While our children were toddlers our camping trips were usually to the backyard for a couple of hours. Then we moved up to nearby parks for a night or two. As Mom, I quickly learned not to expect this to be the same kind of camping as we had experienced sans kids. Planning and cooking our camping meals was a big part of our trip, but this family camping definitely called for paper plates and oreos. Instead of all day outings, we had naps. Instead of cooking lunch over the fire, we drove out of the campground and grabbed a cooked pizza. Don’t tell the tent camping police, but instead of storytelling around the fire, we brought a laptop for movie night! Then mom and dad snuck out of the tent and sat by the campfire.

The key to camping with young children and toddlers is making it a safe and fun experience for everyone. The key to doing it more than once is to make it as simple as possible for yourself (the parent).

Some of my suggestions for camping gear with your young ones:

  • paper plates
  • favorite finger foods ready to eat and individually packed
  • white noise maker for naps (phone app, or fan if you have electric hookups)
  • picnic blanket
  • picnic table cover and clamps
  • paper towels
  • hand-cleaning station (I’ll post pics of one we made in a future post.)
  • small garbage bags
  • new coloring book and crayons (for quiet time)
  • glow sticks
  • small flashlights or head lamps
  • small outdoor toys – beach toys, magnifying glass, bug trap, ball
  • closed-toe shoes for exploring
  • a change of clothes
  • battery powered lantern
  • sleeping bag or blanket and favorite stuffed animal

It’s so good for us and our kids to get outside!  Thank you for reading.  I hope you are able to get out this fall and enjoy some outdoor time with your family.

~A.