I Just Need Some Sunshine!

A view along the trail

A view along the trail

Here I sit in warm and sunny San Diego, California.

Ordinarily, I would be a happy camper to spend a few days exploring this area.

This particular trip is now stretching into 4 weeks. Today is my third day off for the 23 days I have been here.

I am a person who needs to spend a bit of time outside every now and again! We have been locked away in a windowless room, sequestered; trying to make sure the taxpayer is getting the best bang for the buck!
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Lodge L2SP3 Cast-Iron 2-Quart Serving Pot Product Review

Lodge l2sp3 cast-iron 2-quart serving pot

Lodge L2SP3 Cast-Iron 2-Quart Serving Pot

I am a big fan of cooking outdoors on my Kamado Joe grill. Lighting up that pile of lump charcoal and then watching the flames dance about just melts away the stress. Toss on a few pieces of wood for smoke flavoring, well it just brings out that inner caveman in all of us.

I have researched a lot of cast iron products for use on the grill. Of everything I have researched, Lodge has stood out above the rest. This product review is on the Lodge L2SP3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Serving Pot, 2-Quart, –or in my view, the perfect Kamado Joe sized 2-quart dutch oven. Continue reading

The P-38 Can Opener

P-38 can opener
When doing stuff outside, eventually you are going to need to eat!

When I tear open a pouch of my homemade MREs, there might be a small can or two that needs to be opened.

My go-to can opener for doing stuff outside the infamous P-38. The very same one I have used since the time I was working for Uncle Sam. It has been described as the Army’s greatest invention.
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Skills – Fire Starting I


We all like doing stuff outside!

Part of doing stuff outside, for me anyway, is practicing essential skills, such as making a campfire. Sometimes that campfire is for cooking, keeping warm, or just because campfires are part of camping! Many folks say that having the ability to start a fire is one of the most essential outdoor skills.
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