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Magnesium Fire Starter Fun

firestarter2Never leave home without a magnesium fire starter (or toilet paper).

OK, I know I probably watched too many Bear Grylls survival shows, but I was recently at the Coleman tent sale and picked up a magnesium fire starter. I know it’s because I saw many people on that tv show trying to start fires with flints, often failing miserably. I just had to try.

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Garlic, A Love-Hate Relationship

garlicAhhh, garlic….aromatic, tasty, heady…..sticky, stinky, and a real pain to work with. I don’t know about you, but I love it and hate it for these reasons, especially when I am camping. Just because I’ve worked hard at climbing all day and I’m camping, doesn’t mean I have to deprive myself of fresh garlic and have a stinky, sticky mess. Yuck.

Aside from making everything taste good, garlic is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins and is a rich source of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium. It contains anti-oxidants like carotene beta, and vitamins like vitamin-C and also has been shown to decrease risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and stomach cancer.

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