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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Tribulations of the Urinal

Today we went to Loggerhead Marine Life Center. While there I briefly faced one of the few things that gross me out immensely. Fortunately, it is something I usually only face on road trips or visits to bars, which are rare. Loggerhead Marine Life Center, the place we took the kids today, is known for rescuing,…

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What Lasik Surgery is Like

Every time we are backpacking in the woods I am more thankful than ever that I had lasik surgery. I don’t have to worry about breaking my glasses and being half blind in the woods. I don’t have to find a way to keep my contacts clean and taken care of. Instead, I wake each…

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First Car Advice to my 16 year Old Self

Oh to Go Back and Choose that First Vehicle Again… Hey kid! I know what first car you’re thinking, I was you 20 years ago. You’ve got plans, dreams, and ideas, that can only be lived out if you find and get that perfect ride right? You need to quit worrying about the dreams, quit…

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