Thanksgiving weekend in the SoCal Desert

Thanksgiving weekend in the SoCal Desert

Hard to believe but it has already been 5 months.  We have no idea how, or where the time went, but that’s what the calendar says.

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Gobble til you wobble

To be honest, we know where the time has gone.  We have been camping.

We normally take advantage of the long Thanksgiving weekend to head out, and this year it was out to Death Valley with a few of our friends from American Adventurist.

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Plantains and Sausage

Plantains and Sausage

After a long day on the trail during a recent trip with the American Adventurist group, I was off setting up my Outback Swag when the smells of something sweet started to drift through camp.  It was not a familiar scent for me, but it sure smelled great.  My nose ended up leading me to Humberto’s skottle, where he was frying up some Plantains.

 

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Camp in Cougar Buttes

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DIY Jerry Can Water Faucet

DIY Jerry Can Water Faucet

My buddy Dave from American Adventurist has had a faucet set up for his Scepter MWC can for quite a while.  After watching how well this set up works in camp I decided to put a marine galley pump on my Christmas list last year.  As life goes, things got busy and the pump was set aside until just before Overland Expo West.  Not thinking much of it, I had the Scepter can sitting on my camp table next to the truck where it made for easy access, but it also put it into view of those passing by.  To my surprise I had numerous people ask about it at the event and have had a few questions since then. There are numerous places around the internet where you can find instructions, but since there seemed to be an interest I thought I would share how I did mine.

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Voila (You won’t believe it’s instant) Coffee

Voila (You won’t believe it’s instant) Coffee

Those of you who know me, know I am all about coffee, and many of you have seen the kit that travels with me.  With a cross-country flight and week-long camping trip I was dreading the thought of instant coffee.  Luckily I was saved with an opportunity to try Voila Coffee before the Kickstarter Campaign got underway.

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