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reviewed Cape Breton Highlands National Park. January 25, 2010
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
"I have travelled around the globe.  I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, The Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland;  but for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals …
reviewed Foam Roller - 6" x 36" Round. December 23, 2009
Foam Roller - 6
A foam roller is a cylindrical piece of fairly dense foam. That's it. You could probably buy it at a craft store for $4.99, but Relax the Back will sell you one for $15 or $28, depending on length.    …
reviewed Into the Wild (book). November 18, 2009
Into the Wild
Pros: The story as a whole, the historical and personal parallels      Cons: Nothing significant enough to list      The Bottom Line: I dont like the protagonist …
reviewed Hiking. October 09, 2009
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Hiking trail marker
It seems that my wife and I never tire of taking hikes.  It is a great pastime and one of the few things we can do these days on the spur of the moment.  Just what's not to like …
reviewed The National Parks: America's Best Idea. September 28, 2009
The National Parks
I have just finished sampling the first two hours of filmmaker Ken Burns latest PBS offering "The National Parks:  America's Best Idea".  Once again, Ken Burns has outdone himself …
reviewed Oceano Dunes State Park. September 01, 2009
Oceano Dunes
Last weekend I explored the Oceano Dunes. They were stunning. I can’t believe I’ve lived on the Central Coast this long without having wandered among the sandy shifting hills of white. Perhaps …
reviewed Bug Bam. July 25, 2009
posted in Green Living
Bug Bam
I don't know about you, but I cringe when I see moms spraying their children with DEET insect repellent. I practically want to scream at them when they spray it right on their skin. People have this misconception …
reviewed Into the Wild. June 27, 2009
Movie Poster
When Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) graduated from college, he had one goal in life - to finally break away from his unhappy family and the constraints of society in general and live off the land in …
reviewed Off! Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent, 4oz. June 22, 2009
Off! Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent, 4oz
We hate applying insect repellent because it is sticky and gross. We tried many different formulas and the one we like the most was a herbal lotion formula from Off. Still a bit sticky but at least the …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. May 05, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
This book is mainly a biography of Greg Mortenson's life as written by David Oliver Relin. Much of the book takes place in the USA. For most of the book, only glimpses are given into what life is like …
reviewed Icehouse Canyon trail. April 28, 2009
Icehouse Creek in Icehouse Canyon
The review by FriedPez will tell you how to get there and the basics of Icehouse Canyon trail. Here are some additional notes.    The name "Icehouse" is accurate part of the year. …
reviewed America's Spectacular National Parks. April 18, 2009
America's Spectacular National Parks
From glaciers to volcanos, from deserts to waterways, the national parks of the United States are a resource belonging to the people. America's Spectacular National Parks is a gorgeous book celebrating …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. March 09, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
I love books that move me to tears.The killer scene in "Three Cups Of Tea?" Well, it could be the completion of Greg Mortenson's first bridge. That soaked a couple of tissues. Or maybe it was the presentation …
reviewed Mount Monadnock State Park. March 03, 2009
Mt. Monadnock
I have hiked the White Dot trail on Mount Monadnock, for an occasional hiker like me it was quite a challenge (plus I have anemia, strenuous exercise makes me faint). It was a very steep hike that I don't …
reviewed Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld GPS. February 12, 2009
Garmin Colorado 400t Handheld GPS Unit with US
I have always been a huge fan of Topographical maps. Before I found this device I used to make constant trips to REI to pickup a topo maps for the area I would be hiking or climbing in, park maps and …
reviewed Into the Wild. February 06, 2009
Movie Poster
Having recently completed Jon Krakauer's arguably most famous book, "Into Thin Air," about the Everest disaster, I was very eager to read more from this journalist-cum-book writer. I'm very glad to say …
reviewed Man vs. Wild. January 22, 2009
Man vs. Wild
I watched this show a couple times and thought it was bad-ass.  After I sobered up (kidding), I realized that is was more lame-ass than bad-ass.  I started noticing all  the different …
reviewed How to ice-axe self arrest. December 25, 2008
How to ice-axe self arrest
anyone who are serious in mountaineeing need to practice self-arrest until the skill become the second nature  
reviewed Gmaps Pedometer. December 19, 2008
Gmaps Pedometer screenshot
Whenever I go somewhere new, the first thing I do when I return home is get online and see the area I visited. And with Gmaps Pedometer I can do just that, plus find out distances, elevation gains, and …
reviewed Hiking. December 19, 2008
Hiking trail marker
I love hiking more than any other physical activity. A good hike can be just a quarter mile or more than 20. No matter what, a hike will hopefully lead you away from the craziness of modern life and into …
reviewed Glacier Hiking. December 14, 2008
Glacier Hiking
I give this activity a 5 because it is terrifying, exhilarating, and do-able for a complete couch potato.    Glacier hiking is exactly what it sounds like, hiking on a glacier.  …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. December 10, 2008
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
The headmaster at my current school had this be a school wide read, available to teachers, students and families, and later discussion. The story of one man to inspire changed resonated with our students …
reviewed Yosemite National Park. December 09, 2008
Tenaya Lake
Yosemite is a crown jewel in the US National Park system. It's deep, glacier-polished valleys and soaring waterfalls make you wonder if any place on earth is closer to Heaven.     If …
reviewed Three Cups of Tea. November 17, 2008
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote
This is a long 350-pages, which I feel can be summed up very briefly: Education is the key to world peace. The story of Greg Mortenson is worth reading, as it certainly educates on many fronts. He's a …
reviewed Grizzly Man. August 14, 2008
Grizzly Man
Pros: interesting study     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: “They call me Grizzly Bear they say I'm kooky and square   They can say anything they want about …
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