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Welded Up, Watered Down and Racing to Dinner

Welded Up, Watered Down and Racing to Dinner

Being an early riser, and the trip's coffee maker, the best alarm clock for me is hearing anyone’s voice out and about camp before I am. I get the “Oh crap, I overslept” rush and I am shoulder rolling out the door to put water on for coffee. Ever the timekeeper, Matt had sprung early to go over the maps for the days reroute and inadvertently roused the entire crew. So I put the coffee on, made it a little stronger than normal to balance out the short nights sleep and broke out the Tembo Tusk Skottle (African cook top)...

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Packing Bags and Taking Names

Packing Bags and Taking Names

At 5 AM the alarm sounded and I should have been tired if not for being so excited about meeting the new faces for the first time again and finally getting the adventure under way. Matt Frick, Camp4Lo’s owner and Andy Holmes, a 4Lo vet turned associate in crime, were first up. New faces for this trip included Matt’s friend Shawn Britton, who was down from Canada, capitalizing on a strong exchange rate between the beaver pelt and the US dollar, Stuart Bourdon, the Tech Editor of JP Magazine, and just rolling into the lot, the trips mystery guests, @thejeepcalledyeti and...

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Anyone seen my bumper

Anyone seen my bumper

Day three of traveling to Baja was set aside as a day that would allow me some time to ride my bike and visit friends in Southern California before meeting folks at 5 AM in Calexico the following morning. Eager to get up and beat the 6:30 AM peak tide, I stepped out of my tent at 5:15 AM to find the fog was so thick I couldn’t see my front bumper from the drivers door. Navigating the roughly two miles to the exit, through various camp sites, water channels, piles of sea weed and marker poles seemed like it could...

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Eating cheap is easy if you hate yourself

Eating cheap is easy if you hate yourself

It was decades ago I realized that

“Eating cheap is easy”,

it wasn’t until years later when some jerk introduced me to the concept of things like calories, sodium and saturated fat…that I added the,

“If you hate yourself part.”

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Rain, sand, silt and a whole lot of coffee - Roadtripping to Baja

Rain, sand, silt and a whole lot of coffee - Roadtripping to Baja

When it comes to Overland travel, I have a simple mantra

“Plan for everything, and if something does go wrong, at least you planned for everything else.”

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