Equinox 10.4 SI kayak review

The Good and the Bad: a full run down from store to expedition We got the Equinox kayaks recently from Costco. They were an amazing wedding gift from Jen’s brother his wife. We used them on our honeymoon, living out of them for five days, and got to see first hand where they shine and where…

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First Ride New Impaktech Cage

Staring at me for months, shelved by priorities until now Before getting all into why I chose Impaktech or why a crash cage at all, let me tell you what’s changed about my bike. Noticeable changes on the first ride Having just installed the crash cage and completed the first 20 mile trip the bike itself rode slightly different….

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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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A $6 mistake almost cost me $1000

“Ignorance is no excuse for the law” …then make it simple enough for everyone jerks! Let’s back up to a beautiful sunny day in March. I’m on my way to work, minding my own business on my 600RR and travelling along the George Bush service road. I come to a stop light and filter a…

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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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Biker culture explained: Why Biker Gangs ride Cruisers

Ever wondered why biker gangs love big displacement cruisers? Today I’m going to propose some theories as to why the biker gangs, sometimes referred to as 1%ers, love their heavy, big displacement cruiser motorcycles instead of the faster more nimble sports bikes. Characteristics of the Cruiser Cruisers tend to have larger and wider frames, wider seats,…

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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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