Celebrating a love of outdoors thanks to dad

Outside. Everything about it delights me. Practically all of my fondest childhood memories happened outside. There's the night we stretched out on the summer grass in the front yard to stargaze. The silly campfire games and hijinks while camping. The icky but rewarding fishing trips. Heck, even the outdoor chores were a thrill. The common thread in all these childhood adventures? Dad.

My dad grew up in Australia, just on the edge of the rugged outback. So you can imagine he's a rough and tumble kind of man. I grew up, thanks to a balanced influence from mom and dad, a bit of a tomboy, so most of my free time was spent in trees or knee deep in ponds or begging my dad to go fishing or camping. He always obliged.

The images that flash in my mind as I try to recall every outdoor moment always include a few things: a campfire. A coffee mug. A lunch box turned tackle box. Maybe some sparklers if we were lucky. And dad.

Here's my homage to dad and outdoor adventuring. Thanks, dad, for being a great influence and role model. Now, in my adulthood living in the Bay Area, I'm proud to say I'm carrying on our outdoor tradition!

 A salute to an outdoorsy rugged dad must include this shot glass set from Stanley! #whisky #camping

A salute to an outdoorsy rugged dad must include this shot glass set from Stanley! #whisky #camping

Stanley products are built for life. Whether it’s surviving another outdoor adventure or serving as a reliable must-have for picnicking season – Stanley provides top quality outdoor gear. I know because I still have a few of my dad's Stanley products from the 80s! 

Gift any of these items to your deserving dad this Father's Day. Find them at www.Stanley-PMI.com

Stanley products are built for life. Whether it’s surviving another outdoor adventure or serving as a reliable must-have for tailgating season – Stanley provides top quality outdoor gear. 

 Handy carrier for picnic and drinking supplies - the Stanley lunch box!

Handy carrier for picnic and drinking supplies - the Stanley lunch box!

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