Elm Fork/Trinity River Kayaking Trip

For Dallas/Fort Worth Residents the Elm Fork of the Trinity River offers a great paddling trip in just a short one hour drive. We took advantage of the proximity of this beautiful natural area in June to do a kayaking trip down the river. Depending on river levels you can make this a leisurely day…

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Lodging for Big Bend

Nearby Lodging We arrived in the Big Bend area late Monday afternoon and since we wouldn’t have time to kayak out to a campsite that day, we stayed at a motel in the nearby town of Alpine. We stayed at the Sunday House Inn which was average as far as motels go but had huge rooms…

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Forage like you mean it

Grocery and convenience stores have killed our foraging skills It really wasn’t that long ago that people would forage for food daily, even here in America. The conveniences of modern life helped people forget the very important skill of locating food. We no longer need to scout berry plots or gather pecans for protein. Foraging…

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1/4 cup shredded dehydrated chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried lime zest 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger 1 tsp garlic powder 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 2 tablespoons dried onion chives 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup…

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Moroccan Stew

The mix of savory and sweet flavors in this soup make it a great change from monotonous trail food. It also has a great nutritional profile for the active outdoors person, with lentils for protein, lots of vegetables, and energy sustaining carbs. As an added bonus it is gluten free and very easily made vegan…

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Zest Up Your Trail Meals

When considering recipes to convert to dehydrated trail meals, some ingredients hold us back. Citrus fruits are one of those things that you just don’t dehydrate well. Before you pass up a recipe with citrus though, think outside the fruit, the rind specifically. Lemon, lime, and orange zest pack a huge flavor punch, even more…

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Why You Should Make Your Own Backpacking Food

Yes there are simple, convenient, and with some gourmet brands now on the market, even tasty packaged backpacking food. I still think making your own is a great idea and here are my reasons… Cost: Cost is huge. Mountain house, the Hamburger Helper of backpacking food, still cost about $5 per meal, per person. If…

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Loggerhead Marine Life Center Review

For an activity with the kids it doesn’t get much better than Loggerhead Marine Life Center. It’s fun, educational and even free, although they do request donations and deserve them. Loggerhead Marine Life Center – Juno Beach, FL Loggerhead Marine Life Center is a non-profit turtle rescue located right across the road from the beach….

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