Honey Stinger Waffles-A Tasty Treat

Honey Stinger Waffles-A Tasty Treat

Honey Stinger Organic Waffles

Check out the Honey Stinger Organic Waffles.  This type of waffle snack has been consumed in Europe by professional cyclists.  And now they are available in a single-serve package by Honey Stinger. All the waffle flavors are certified USDA organic. I have been enjoying these treats on my mountain and road bike rides.

Check them out here. 

By Jenn K. 

Mountain Khakis Granite Creek convertible pants

Mountain Khakis Granite Creek convertible pants

Mountain Khakis Granite Creek shorts

Mountain Khakis Granite Creek convertible shorts

Review by Arnie P
The Granite Creek convertible pants were provided by Mountain Khakis for the purpose of this review.
The Mountain Khakis Granite Creek is available in the following colors: Ash, Birch, Earth, and Pine and sizes from small to XXL. The material is 6.3 oz 100% Nylon, with a brushed finish that is soft to the touch. Other highlights are triple stitching on major seams and quick drying. The fabric is protected by Scotchguard for stain resistance while allowing the fabric to remain breathable and soft.
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Ready for Hiking Season?

Ready for Hiking Season?

Update 5/9/2014

I’d love to write and be able to say I’ve hiked 100 miles, lost 25lbs and look 10 years younger.  I can’t lie to you all though…

I have been walking about 20 miles a week, and feel a difference in my energy level and attitude.  For me, that’s what is really important anyway.  I try to get a few miles in every day, but between work schedules and the weather it just doesn’t happen.  Weeks I get 5 days in, I am satisfied.  The days I can’t walk outside, I do try to walk a few laps, a couple times a day, around my workplace.  I’m finding I have more energy after walking at least a mile, then days I don’t get out.  The fresh air helps clear out my sinuses, and my head in general.  Its a great time to think, and work on different ideas without interruption.  I have been taking my dog with me most days, and other than that am going solo.  She doesn’t chatter too much, is always ready to go and she enjoys the exercise too.

I’ve been alternating between two pairs of shoes I’ll be reviewing.  The first is the TOPO Athletics MT.  Its a very lightweight shoe and is very comfortable for walking on smoother surfaces.  I probably wouldn’t wear them when hiking on rougher, rocky surfaces.  Of course, for review purposes I will most likely try it.  You know, in the line of duty…

The other pair are HiTec Breathe hiking shoes.  They are a bit heavier, but offer more of a barrier on the bottom, which will most likely better protect my foot from rocky surfaces.  I am planning on making these my main hiking shoes, and the MT’s as my main walking shoes.

My other change since I’ve started walking, is that I am drinking a LOT more water.  This is in part due to my desire to be healthier, but the CamelBak Relay water pitcher is definitely helping.  As far as eating healthier, I’m trying.  I am eating more fruits and vegetables, and less dairy.  I don’t eat ‘junk’ or processed foods very often, so I can’t cut them out.  I feel like I am ready to take a longer hike.  I’m hoping the weather holds and I can make it out for a 6+ mile hike this weekend in the White Mountain National Forest.  I’ll post again soon.  Check out the Oterro and HiTec reviews.

Getting Ready for hiking season

Katahdin – One of my goals for this summer

I’m trying to get ready.  Building up strength after a back injury and a very, very long winter! I have a list of things I need to do – exercise, start hiking (I’ve been walking for a few weeks building up distance), decide on a pair of good, supportive hiking shoes and a small pack, find foods that are high energy, healthy and not too high in calories- and most importantly, taste good!

I’ve started with how I got to where I am, and what my plan is.  Please join me, and feel free to offer suggestions and/or ask questions.  I’d love to have you join me in this – the more the merrier.  What works for you?  What do you struggle with?  Read where I am so far HERE.

Essentia Water

Essentia Water

by Chuck Carnes

April 16, 2014

Essentia Water

Essentia Water

Hmmmm….Just water? No, this water is NOT just any water. It’s Essentia Water.

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Gerber GDC Belt Tool

 Gerber GDC Belt Tool

Gerber GDC Belt Tool.  Photo from Gerber website.

Gerber GDC Belt Tool. Photo from Gerber website.

I was looking for a durable belt that I could work around the house in and wear on my outdoor adventures.  I have one that is thin and has trouble staying secure so I was excited when I saw the Gerber GDC Belt  Tool come up for review.  I was not only interested in the belt itself but the tool that is integrated in the buckle.Read more…

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Gerber GDC Belt Tool was provided by Gerber for the purpose of this review.

Review by Ron J.

Xyience Energy Drink

Xyience Energy Drink

Xyience Energy Drink

Xyience Energy Drink

by Chuck Carnes March 14, 2014

Move over Gatorade…there’s a new energy drink coming to town. Xyience Energy Drink!!…Very exciting flavors and there is even Tea!

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