A Dinner in the Woods – 7 Bar Grille Style

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Just because you're in the backcountry doesn't mean you have to eat like it. Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Overland Rally in Springfield, Vermont. The venue was fantastic and scenic with lush mountain views and raging rivers, an appropriate setting to prepare a meal for the group that would be equally fantastic. The … [Read more...]

That’s My Cup ‘O Tea

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Green tea, white tea, black tea… what’s the difference? The examination of the health benefits from tea consumption date back about 4700 years ago from emperor Shennong of China. A cup of tea has been known to heal, comfort and cross cultural barriers and has so much to offer. The benefits of drinking tea can be significant to your overall health, … [Read more...]

Voodoo Doughnuts: Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon is one of those cities that features old town charm with a hip and vibrant culture. Nestled within the "old town" section of Portland lies a gem that for doughnut connoisseurs is the epitome of good eatin': Voodoo Doughnuts. We knew we had arrived at the right place when we saw people walking away with Voodoo's famous pink boxes. … [Read more...]

Hydro Flask Growler

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I really like beer. Whether at basecamp, at the pub or at home, a tasty brew can certainly make for a relaxing time. For me, traveling around and enjoying the delicious brews from brewpub and bars has become a pastime. Here is the issue, though: Drinking and driving. Yes you can have a beer or even two with a meal in a couple of hours at the … [Read more...]

Industry Insider Interview: John Fink…The Whole Beast

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This year is the Chinese year of the Rabbit, I wanted to begin to introduce an array of fellow craftsman from across the country, John Fink of San Francisco as part of an ongoing  outdoorsman industry insider interview. I met John recently at an event in the S.F. area as I finished judging the meat category of the Good Food Awards. The Good Food … [Read more...]

Jamaican Jerk-smoked Chicken with Plum Chutney and Plums Pizza

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If you've ever had Jamaican Jerk Buffalo Wings, then you know what we're talking about. The tangy, zesty twang that hits your taste buds is exhilarating and leaves you begging for more. So, what better than to take this concept and apply it to pizza? Sounds crazy? Well, this recipe from our friends at Overland Adventure Experts proves that Buffalo … [Read more...]

ALPS Mountaineering Fold-Up Table Combo

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Multiple day, long distance trips present challenges that a typical day of off-roading rarely do. Many of those challenges deal with decisions of what equipment to bring,  what supplies you need and how much room you have to carry them, especially if your trail rig is a CJ or Wrangler type vehicle. Usually for a short two to three day trip, I … [Read more...]

Freek Nog for the Holidays

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With the arrival of the holiday season, what better way to kick back and relax than to come up with an easy, tasty version of our own Egg Nog? So, to kick-off the holiday season we introduce Freek Nog and we hope you enjoy this tasty beverage as much as we have. After a little experimentation and a whole lot of fun (it's always fun to experiment … [Read more...]

Planetary Designs Big Sky Bistro

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A year ago, I packed up my grungy 10 pot coffee brewer and made the switch to plunger style brewing with a glass French press. To a true coffee aficionado, the difference was euphoric. The French press let me brew the highest caliber, freshest, and best tasting coffee right in my kitchen. When it came time to plan the food list for our next … [Read more...]