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Spicy Hot Cocoa Recipe!

Spicy Hot Cocoa Recipe!

Warm in more than one way, this drink is both comforting and invigorating! Spicy Cocoa - serves 9 1¾ cup whole milk powder ½ cup coconut sugar ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa ¾ teaspoon ground ginger ¾ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cayenne ¼ teaspoon salt   Put all ingredients in a zip-sealed bag, close and shake to mix. To prepare, add 3 tablespoons cocoa mix to 8 ounces boiling water, stir and drink. HENRY MOSIER * DECEMBER 16, 2020

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Tamarack Loop Montana: A cold soak story

Tamarack Loop Montana: A cold soak story

Tires slipped on steep wet gravel track peppered with the leaves of golden yellow poplars. Pedals churned and our breath became visible in the air of a raw autumn day on a Northern Montana trail as we pushed our bodies and bikes up the days most arduous ascent. Henry and I were near the remote little pine tree town of Polebridge, and we were looking forward to our dehydrated dinner that evening. Normally we would also be preparing for an evening of stoving to heat up our camping cuisine, but this time there would be no such thing due to...

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Cooking Dehydrated Meals in High Altitude

Cooking Dehydrated Meals in High Altitude

What is up with high altitude food?  Dehydrated food- every outdoor enthusiast’s favorite. Whether you’re biking along the coast, skiing a day in the backcountry, or even just feel like going out for one of those 2,650 mile long walks for 5 months, dry food and its crunchy to chewy transformation is a popular choice among the adventure community.  However, despite the ease and practical benefits of storing and preparing backpacker meals, there is one hiker bugaboo that can heed hiccups to their cuisine rehydration routine: Altitude. Slow cook times and underperforming methods of heating often trouble high elevation climbers...

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4 Black Individuals in Environmental History: A look in into an often overlooked genre of environmentalism

4 Black Individuals in Environmental History: A look in into an often overlooked genre of environmentalism

Given the heightened enlightenment of the non-color society toward racial social segregation, it seems fitting to address a community that is often obscured behind the curtain of history: Black environmentalists.  Where the names of those who are remembered for their actions in the field of preservation, conservation, restoration and environmental politics are often of those who are white, it is important to remember that our global past is skewed toward white positions of power. This aspect of culture has attracted the spotlight of our history books, and has often left the Black global community in a social shadow of racial...

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Bikepacking and Adventure Bike Tour: Two types of two-wheel wayfaring

Bikepacking and Adventure Bike Tour: Two types of two-wheel wayfaring

The first time I ever traveled a long distance with a vehicle that had less than four wheels, it had two wheels and two cylinders. Many hours of being in the saddle of a motorcycle proved to be not only very enjoyable, but also sometimes just... too easy.  Lai Chau, 2018. If you take an ever so slightly jaded motorcycle enthusiast and couple that with pent up athletic energy and outward desire to reduce the travel carbon footprint, then you have the recipe to become an immediate and passionate bike adventure fanatic. I personally checked off each of these ingredients,...

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Conservation vs. Preservation

Conservation vs. Preservation

The difference between two paths of approach to the values of nature. Rain pops on the hood of your rain coat in the midst of a blissful late afternoon hike. The dawn begins to show its dark blue color through the shadow of a misty green canopy of pine trees and the soft soil sticks to the bottom of your sandals. The moment is peaceful and fluid. That is, however, until you come to a proverbial tree that has fallen in the forest. You weren’t around to hear it, but it’s more than a simple expression, because there it lays...

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