Singer/songwriter Jerry Vandiver has a new collection of paddling songs out—Paddle On—and it is awesome! All 10 songs have Jerry’s regular country twang, but with a twist. This time he’s taken a different approach with instrumentals—instead of the regular session musicians he’s used in his Nashville studio on past albums, Jerry has fiddler Amberly Rosen and bass Ashleigh Caudill adding to his guitar and lyrics (with one exception of an accordion in “The Bear Barrel Polka”).
Cobi Sharpe of Waboose Adventures was kind enough to share a bunch of fantastic camp recipes for my latest book Complete Guide to Winter Camping. Sadly, she got cut by the editor. Actually, the entire recipe section got cut (I’m hoping for an extension on the second printing). These recipes are too good not to share with everyone, however. Thanks Cobi. You’re awesome. Serves eight (using three ladles per person). Rinse one cup of quinoa well and add it and to two cups of water in a pot.
Alex Traynor and Noah Booth are up-andcoming video bloggers who call themselves the Northern Scavengers. When I loaned these two weekend warriors one of my canoes for their latest big trip in the far north, I insisted they take one of my lightweight and durable Prospectors, rather than their sinkable, flat-bottomed scow. They couldn’t thank me enough and I think revered me as some kind of Jedi of the canoeing world.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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