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If you’re into enjoying the great outdoors, the beach in particular, you’re in the right place. We are avid beach goers and campers, plus, as an added bonus, fossil hunters…predominantly shark’s teeth.
My name is KC. I was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. I became a fossil hunter early in life and the interest has stuck with me ever since. The limestone formations in Tennessee were chocked full of interesting fossils dating from the early Devonian age, around 410 million years ago!
There were caves to explore, arrowheads, prehistoric fossils, and lots of adventure to keep an inquisitive kid like me entertained. The thought of finding and identifying something millions of years old captivated my imagination and continues to do so to this day!
At 14 years old I discovered the ocean and the treasures one could find on the beach. I fell in love with it and vowed I would eventually live close enough to a beach to visit it daily. It took around 35 years to accomplish, but I finally pulled it off and now spend my retirement roaming the beaches of North Florida and beyond looking for fossils, shark’s teeth, and other treasures. I cannot think of any place I’d rather be.
These days my daughter, a.k.a. Toad2, and I spend a great deal of time on N. Florida’s beautiful beaches exploring, beachcombing, camping, and searching for shark’s teeth and other fossils.
As a result, we also have quite a lot of practical experience with the necessary outdoor equipment and accessories used by beachgoers, hikers, and campers.
There’s a lot of outdoor products on the market and, quite frankly, a lot of it is pure junk.
Nothing is more disappointing and can spoil an outing than finding out too late that the gear you purchased simply isn’t up to the task at hand.
Not only is it upsetting, but can also be right down dangerous in the right situation. We provide an alternate solution.
Stuff happens. Having quality gear enables you to overcome a challenge when it occurs.
You can avoid running into situations like those by arming yourself with our experience and ultimately the right gear.
Perusing these product reviews enables you to choose quality products with confidence. It ensures you are getting the most bang for your buck while swinging the odds in your favor of making your outing a resounding success.
Our list of recommended quality products is constantly growing, so check back often.
More than product reviews
In addition to great, experienced-based product reviews, you can also learn a great deal about Florida, it’s ancient past, finding fossils and shark’s teeth, great hiking areas, etc.
Best of all, you can share your experiences too! That’s reason enough right there to pay the Toads a visit. So, if you’re interested in the quest to find or collect fossils or artifacts objects that predate your existence by a few million years, this is where you want to be.
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The majority of the products we feature are available on Amazon to facilitate your finding and purchasing these recommended items. This is for your convenience and if purchased via these links, helps to fund the operation of this site.
The product doesn’t cost you anymore through this site, but Amazon does pay us a small affiliate fee for spreading the word about products they carry. See? Everybody wins!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. We look forward to sharing more of our experiences along the way and hopefully, you’ll share some of yours as well.
All the best,
KC a.k.a. Toad1