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Roasting your own coffee beans while on the road.

April 23, 2014 admin 0

Roasting your own coffee beans while on the road. One thing over the years that I have learned is how good a cup of joe can really be. I grew up like most people my age in which the household drank coffee from the percolator coffee maker. It seems that was what everyone was using in those days. Drinking recirculated coffee, oh boy. Then in the Air Force we had those big aluminum coffee makers. Pure crap! I was beginning to think that coffee was just this weird acidic tasting black liquid and that was it. I tried all sorts of coffee over the years. I even tried Tasters Choice instant coffee for camping. Holy shit was that an experience. Over the years I found […]

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Camping and traveling the Grand Junction/Aspen Colorado area.

April 21, 2014 admin 0

After camping in Capitol Reef, Utah I headed east towards the Grand Junction, Colorado area. I discovered few camping areas. Since this was my first time here I thought I would play it safe and stay in the low elevations because of weather at this time of year. I found Island Acres State Park just east of Grand Junction as I-70 enters a canyon. The campground is next to the Colorado River. Nice sites this time of year. There were maybe 7 filled sites in trailers or RV’s camped in the place. $27.00 per night is steep but that is what state parks are. There are showers and flush toilets at one area of the campground and a pit toilet at the other end. Cell […]

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One of the best camp stoves.

April 17, 2014 admin 0

One of the best camp stoves. The old Coleman stove finally gave up. Very poor design for a $70.00 single burner stove that was only 7500 btu. I just could not find a well-built Coleman propane stove. Then comes Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove. Imagine 20,000 btu’s per side. Wow. I have had it now for about a month and say this puppy is just great. Solid and well-built. The dials are much better than Coleman. I can actually simmer and do a slow cook without burning the pot or pan. This stove is larger than the Coleman 2 burner stove. So that means I can comfortably use my 10 inch skillet and still have room for another skillet or large pot for the other […]

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

April 12, 2014 admin 0

Traveling is so exciting that even a few miles makes for adventure. But traveling farther is even more of an adventure. So after a stop over at Cedar City, UT for a couple of Wal-Mart camping in the parking lot nights I got on the road and headed east to Colorado. But first there is a stop over at Capitol Reef National Park. Man I love this place. Be ready to get primitive in your luxuries like wi-fi to follow your stuff. The place is in a canyon and there is nothing and I mean nothing. Visually speaking it is mind-blowing. Lots of trails. There is also access to water, dump station, flush toilets. If your tent camping you get grassy areas on which to […]

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