When you Give Up Too Much for Your Partner

In my past relationships, new hobbies I took up sometimes caused friction. I remember coming home deciding I wanted to start taking boxing, only to face a barrage of attacks. The attacks I faced ranged from attacks on the validity of the sport, to the logistics and cost, all the way to personal attacks on my…

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Illinois River, Tahlaquah, OK, Kayaking Trip

The Illinois River outside of Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a great river, clear water, rocky bottom, and some class I and II rapids to keep things interesting. There are numerous rental services and supposedly a couple shuttle services. Unfortunately, these businesses’ websites are not very informative and many of the numbers are out of service so…

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Fish Stew

Warm and hearty, this stew makes an excellent meal after a cold day hiking. If you are going to be doing any fishing on your trip adding some fresh fish to the recipe will make it even tastier. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup dried fish (order from Amazon through…

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

My Sri Lankan neighbor was kind enough in sharing her delicious chicken curry recipe. I have taken it and modified it into a great dehydrated backpacking meal. The original is below and is worth trying out at home: Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried chicken 1 teaspoon powdered ginger or dried diced ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder…

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SassMeister vs BeautifyTools vs CSS 2 SASS OnlineCompilers

If you are anything like me you enjoy open source, free, and non-committal applications for development. Sure there are times when we have to purchase software licenses and even times when it really benefits us. I’m thinking here about WordPress themes and Visual Studio Professional. For things like editing simple markup, or writing syntactically awesome stylesheets…

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JavaScript Masters: What Is This?

If you are learning JavaScript you will undoubtedly come across JavaScript Masters repeatedly in your journey. At first like much of JavaScript, the usage of this keyword can be a little confusing. When, why and what is this? This keyword was introduced in the initial definition ECMA standard and has carried through the versions into now. It was…

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Avon Trailrider Dual Sport Tire Review

I don’t care what any of the self-proclaimed “Experts” on Reddit proclaim, for daily commuting slicks and knob tires suck. Niche tires are really good at what they are designed for but nothing else. Then there are tires that are kind of good at a lot of things but not the best at anything. For…

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Want to Avoid Injury? Stretch!

I know many fitness enthusiasts who will spend 2 hours at the gym and only five minutes stretching. I know hikers who will hike all day and not stretch once; Paddlers who’s only arm stretch is when they wake up in the morning and stretch as they get out of bed. There has been plenty…

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