Book Review: Dayhiking The San Juan and Gulf Islands

Book Review: Dayhiking The San Juan and Gulf Islands

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Around the time I turned 16, I was woken up by my Mom, who was way too cheerful. Who announced that in less than a month we’d be moving to this hillbilly place called “Whidbey Island”. As an adult with a teen the same age now, I realize she enjoyed pulling the rug out from […]

Gear Review: Bic Flex Wand Lighter

Gear Review: Bic Flex Wand Lighter

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Having a long-handled lighter can be quite handy for camping. Much easier than having to kneel down to get a fire going in a pit. Or for starting fires in wood stoves when cabin camping. Or starting up stoves. We were recently sent a Bic Flex Wand Lighter, which I gave a heavy abuse to […]

Gear Find: NYNE Mini Speaker

Gear Find: NYNE Mini Speaker

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Fair warning: While not everyone enjoys the sounds of music in the wilds, sometimes it is a lot of fun. Just don’t annoy anyone else with Thrash Metal 5000 on 30 while hiking, OK? Well, if you must, at least have a wicked air guitar style….and hair to match. What is tiny and packs a […]

Food Find: Mario Snack Olives

Food Find: Mario Snack Olives

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Last week I was digging in my snack bag, while we had lunch at a lake, and I found a packet of Mario Snack Olives that I had forgotten about.   Ready to take with you, the packets come in 7 flavors/varieties, all of which are pitted. The small packets weigh in at 1.05 ounces […]