When I was a kid and my family went on a picnic to the mountains, we would load up our food in our trusty metal ice chest cooler. It was greenish, a little dented and scuffed from years of use. We had refined how to pack the most food possible into our beloved ice chest. […]

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Years ago, on a back-packing trip to the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, we purchased a genuine, hand-made local hammock. We got the “matrimonial” size. Bill and I could both sleep in it — with our heads at opposite ends! It was cool and comfortable and easy to transport from one place to another. After¬† we […]

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We had packed our usual tent pegs for a recent camping trip. Usually we camp in forested areas, but this time we were headed for an open, sandy area next to a beautiful lake. Setting up our tent, we anchored it with our always-reliable-before flat-hooked pegs. We began to settle in for the evening. YIKES […]

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