I’m Amy Bushatz. I do most of the blogging here, but this blog isn’t all about me. It’s about living the outdoor life, our adventure in the outdoors near Anchorage, Alaska and, most importantly, taking you with us for the ride. You can contact me at HumansOutside (at) gmail (dot) com.
About Humans Outside
Our mission is simple: we are humans who are changing everything about our life to spend more time outside and pursuing an outdoor lifestyle, and we want you to join us for the ride.
If you are a human who wants to go outside, but you aren’t quite sure how or where, this site is for you.
If you are a human who wants to pursue simplicity, live intentionally and enjoy life thoroughly, this is site is for you.
If you are a human who goes outside and you want to get better at it, take your kids or dog with you or try something new, this site is for you.
If you are a human who is looking for the best tips and hacks for living the outdoor life, this site is for you.
At HumansOutside you can expect down to earth facts, tips and information about living life outside — or in an outside frame of mind. We’ll give you reviews and sponsored posts when appropriate, as well as news items to help you with your outdoor life. We’ll also post videos on outdoor-centric life and our big new adventure.
When I’m not getting outside or hanging out with you here, I cover military news for Military.com, where I also edit and run their military spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. You can read more about me on my site here. I’ve been blogging in some form or another since 2001 — the only time in my life I’ve ever been an early adopter.
With the help of HumansOutside.com’s resident outdoor guru, my husband, I’m still learning how to be an outdoor girl. And I’m hoping that you want to learn along with me. We want to get outside with you, while you get outside with us.
Who We Are
Amy. I am an indoor girl learning to live and love an outdoor world. A mom, runner, CrossFitter, triathlete, Army wife, military reporter and editor, I created HumansOutside.com to help people like me get outside and love it, with great gear on the side. In an effort to make my life more outdoor focused I have spent at least 20 consecutive minutes outside every day since Sept. 1, 2017. I also host the Humans Outside podcast.
Luke is an U.S. Army Airborne Ranger and outdoorsman. Luke loves camping, hiking, kayaking and anything that requires buying more gear. In addition to his expertise as an outdoorsman that he lends to you through this site, Luke is the sole reason I ever went outside to start with.
The test subjects. Did you read something here about kids outside? Then you should thank Dave, 7, and Huck, 4, our guinea pigs/kids. They are our official kid gear testing, dirt collecting, rocks into rivers tossing entertainers.