Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Redemption


Ponder the lowly pallet.  Assembled of pine, it performs its intended role in the shipping trade admirably.  But after a few trips across the country, it is often discarded and ends up being burned or chucked in a landfill.  But … Continue reading

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And the winners are!


I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new


  I bought my first pair of KEENs four years ago, about a week before going on the first Brother-in-Laws’ hike. The first Brother-in-Laws’ hike was a five-day march up the Ho River Valley to the Blue Glacier on the backside of … Continue reading

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Bow down to ice cold beverages!


I am a proud University of Washington Husky alum and back in the day, I used to tailgate in the North lot of Husky Stadium pictured above.  As anyone who has ever tailgated knows, the cooler is integral to a … Continue reading

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Not that Fab Five!


  March Madness is upon us, but I have been so busy I haven’t had time to fill out my bracket.  If only I had filled out a perfect bracket, my future financial needs would have been met.  However since the odds … Continue reading

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It’s never too early to plan next summer’s naps


Napping is pretty high on my list of things I like to do.  There is the nap on the couch while watching golf.  When I nodded off, Nicklaus was on the second tee.  When I regain consciousness, he is on the … Continue reading

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