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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Three Things I Learned on My First Day of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our kids have been training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the last few months. In just a few months, they’ve learned various offensive, defensive, and submission moves. They are levels more prepared to defend themselves, and others, if they need to. We’ve spent the last few months coaching them, taking notes of the techniques…

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Brazos River 2 Day Kayaking Trip

Finding a river to kayak during a Texas summer can be a challenging task. Rain in July or August is typically a rare event, which translates to most of the rivers being very low. The Brazos near Graford, Texas is a river you can count on to at least be navigable. In the summer months…

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Jiu Jitsu Revelations

After wearing myself out like crazy my first couple classes I finally started to rethink my tactics. I, the new student, was trying to muscle my way through with more experienced guys. My opponents let me too. They let me muscle with everything in me until I wore myself out. Once I was spent, it…

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When You Wear Jeans for Riding

Ask What Gear to Wear and Risk Starting a War People get crazy over some subjects and within the riding community riding gear is one of those subjects. There are generally two camps I’ve observed. One camp who says racing leathers all the time and the other camp who will go full-squid (no protective gear)…

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