Saturday, November 25, 2017

Adventure: #74 Fern Clyffe State Park and More Part 3





I took a trip over into Illinois to do some hiking out at Fern Clyffe State Park. I also head to another natural area to try my hand at something new.  In this part I pack up and head down to Cache River for some kayaking.



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Monday, November 20, 2017

Adventure: #74 Fern Clyffe State Park and More Part 2





I took a trip over into Illinois to do some hiking out at Fern Clyffe State Park. I also head to another natural area to try my hand at something new.  In this part I also talk a bit about winter camping.



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Adventure: #74 Fern Clyffe State Park and More Part 1





I took a trip over into Illinois to do some hiking out at Fern Clyffe State Park. I also head to another natural area to try my hand at something new.



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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Adventure: #73 OT Fall Mega #2





I hit the second Fall Mega down at Round Spring and the weather was chilly. Saw some amazing eagles and tried my hand at fishing.  Cooked up some great food too.



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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Adventure: #72 OT Eleven Point and Beyond Part 3





I took a trip with TheXCcrow down on the Eleven Point section of the Ozark Trail. Weather was a bit hot but we managed to get some hiking in.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Adventure: #72 OT Eleven Point and Beyond Part 2





I took a trip with TheXCcrow down on the Eleven Point section of the Ozark Trail. Weather was a bit hot but we managed to get some hiking in.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Adventure: #72 OT Eleven Point and Beyond Part 1





I took a trip with TheXCcrow down on the Eleven Point section of the Ozark Trail. Weather was a bit hot but we managed to get some hiking in.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gear #55: Pathfind Bottle Bag Gen 1 vs Gen 2









I picked up a Gen 2 Pathfinder Bottle Bag since it was a bit larger than the original. This gives me a bit more room to slide my stove and cup out. Makes it much easier.  I take a look at the differences between the two models.



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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Adventure: #70 Don Robinson State Park





Finally got around to hitting one of the newer state parks in Missouri, Don Robinson State Park. It has two trails for a total of about 7 miles. Both are uniquely different trails.  Well worth the stop. Get there early as there is limited parking.



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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gear: #54 Will a 77 Inch Pad Fit in a MSR Hubba Hubba NX





Answer to a question from a viewer on if a 77 inch pad will fit into the MSR Hubba Hubba NX.  The short answer is yes. I thought I had a 72" NeoAir XTherm but it is the Large so it is 77 inches long.



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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Adventure: #69 Babler State Park





I was out on a dayhike with my kids at Babler State Park. I came across a couple trees I was able to ID.  Shot a quick vid with a bit of information. This is a great state park if you have a chance to visit.



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Food: #9 Dehydrated Cauliflower





Cauliflower is a good substitute for rice and is a common ingredient in the Paleo and Keto diets. I was curious to know how well riced cauliflower would dehydrate as an option for some backpacking meals.





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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Adventure: #68 Cuivre River State Park Day Hike





Took a quick hike around Lake Lincoln out at Cuivre River State Park.  Tested out the cardboard frame sheet and did a bit of tree identification. It was nice to be on the trail again.



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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gear: #53 Making a Strop





A sharp knife is a useful tool. There a quite a few ways to get it sharp. However, once it is sharp a strop add that extra fineness to the blade.  I figured it was time to get one. They are quite easy to make and use.



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gear: #52 Cheap Framesheet





The LA Police Gear 3 day pack is a bit floppy in the back. With only a sheet of foam to give it any form.  I made a cheap frame sheet to stiffen it up and make it carry better.



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Food: #8 Refrigerator Pickles



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A simple way to prepare pickles in the fridge.



Recipe Link:

https://www.browneyedbaker.com/bread-and-butter-pickles/



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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Around the Home: #50 2017 Garden Update #7





Been a month or so, this is what is growing on now.



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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Around the Home: #49 2017 Garden Update #6





Quick look at what is growing on in the garden.



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Monday, April 24, 2017

Around the Home: #48 2017 Garden Update #5





Quick look at how things are growing. Discuss bugs and what I am using as well as changes to the irrigation system.



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Around the Home: #47 Making a Potato Barrel





I converted one of my Garden Barrels over to a potato version. Still have the pockets but I can grow potatoes in the middle. See how it works out.



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Monday, April 17, 2017

Around the Home: #46 2017 Garden Update #4





Update #4. Lots of planting going on. Making a potato barrel and working on the irrigation control.



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Adventure: #67 Superior Hiking Trail





Took a foggy jaunt on the Superior Hiking Trail in Duluth Minnesota. Section was from Magney-Snively trailhead to Ely Peak and back. Bit wet and muddy but awesome none the less.



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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Around the Home: #45 2017 Garden Update #3





Quick look at the seed starts and I talk about how I plan out my garden on the computer.



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Friday, March 24, 2017

Around the Home: #44 2017 Garden Update #2





Shot this earlier in the month and forgot to post it. Added a bunch of compost to the beds and have some new plans for year.





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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gear: #51 LA Police Gear 3 Day Pack 2.0





Overview of my new bushcraft and trail maintenance pack. Large enough is size for a weekend but can compress down for a day hike.



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Around the Home: #43 2017 Garden Update #1





2017 is in full swing and temps are out of the norm. About time to get rolling on the garden again.  Quick update on what I am doing and some plans for the season.



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Food: #7 Dehydrating Cabbage





Quick and easy way to save that excess cabbage for another day or hiking meals. Don't let it get thrown away and waste your hard earned cabbage.....dehydrate it.





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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gear: #50 Making a Brian Green Esbit Tray





Esbit is a nice lightweight fuel that works well to boil up your water for your pre-made or freezer bag meals.  This stove is very easy to make out of just about any metal you can get your hands on, including a soda can.  This was designed by Brian Green and you can check out his blog post on this stove below.



Link to the Blog post

http://briangreen.net/2011/11/titanium-foil-esbit-tray-stove.html



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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Adventure: #66 Rockpile Wilderness





A wet hike down in the Rockpile Wilderness.  Perfect way to start off the year.



Link to my GPS tracks

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Adventure: #65 A Day Hike at Broemmelsiek Park

Perfect day for a last hike of 2016, I headed over to Broemmelsiek Park and hit some of the trails I have never hiked. Lots of prairie to see. It was excellent.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Gear: #48 Bottle Bag Modifications

Bottle bags are a great way to contain essential kit into one container. But it is difficult to get the lid for my cup out of the bottom not to mention the lid of the bag has wasted space. No more!! Time to mod.

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