[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s a reader of copious contemporary novels, and regrettably few classics I “keep meaning to get to,” I often find myself sighing when I crack open yet another story consisting of weblike plotlines, multi-generational histories, so-many-characters-you-need-a-family-tree/precisely-annotated-checklist, and that increasingly common motif of “well, it was sort of a book of short stories, but they …

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[divider]In brief[/divider] When you need to do some coastal exploration down south, or anywhere for that matter, a good chart is a necessity. A good, waterproof chart is a necessary luxury. Do not depend on electronics or robots. They will betray you. [divider]Where to find it[/divider] West Marine

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[divider]In brief[/divider] Madelyn Zoi cited Pringles cans as being one of the best things to pee in on those cold, cold camping nights. They’re laminated, large, wide-brimmed, and the top can be popped right back on. Plus, you’re also packing a snack. Remove/eat Pringles before “using.” [divider]Where to find it[/divider] Any ol’ place that sells …

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[divider]In brief[/divider] Go sightseeing! Go exploring! Go ahead, try to walk your feet off. Campers have you covered. All of the Camper shoes are beautifully designed and wondrously comfortable. These MIL paddock boots are leather, slip on, and have seriously gripped soles. With these classy English boots on your feet what more could you ask …

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[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy New Year, friends! One of my 2014 resolutions is to eat well. I’m not talking about eating kale three times a day (well, maybe I am, but only because kale is the bomb dot com); I’m talking about eating flavorful, nourishing food made with ingredients that taste good. Butter is one of those foods. On …

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[divider]In brief[/divider] This book is a must for the adventuresome cook who doesn’t need recipes and loves to experiment!  Rather than containing a set list of recipes, it is a dictionary of ingredients. You can open to any food item, spice, or cuisine type, and it will provide a brief description of the flavor profile …

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