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Jetboil Flash

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On our recent trip to Yosemite National Park we were fortunate enough to snag up one night at Housekeeping Camp. I was thrilled to be able to stay inside the park, Not only would we save time and money staying here but It would give us the oppurtunity to do some camping during our stay.

Housekeeping Camp allows you to camp while having access to a bed, electricity and a light both inside and outside your tent and the ability to cook and have your meals in your private camp site patio. Staying here was afforadable while giving us a sense of adventure. This also gave me the perfect opportunity to reallocated the money we saved on a staying at a hotel and buying breakfast to add some items to our camping kitchen.

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My main concern was saving space, I decided I didn’t want to take along our regular camping stove since I knew that at best I would only be able to make one make one meal upon arrival that night and one meal in the morning. My plan was to take a smaller cooler and a smaller cooktop. I considered purchasing a single burner camp stove but again – buying something compact was my main concern.

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I visited my favorite store, REI for some insight and ideas. I talked to one of the always helpful and knowledgable REI associates, he suggested this amazing little cooking stove. It packs up small, sets up easilty and I could fit in my backpack if needed. You never know when I might decide to do a backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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After discussing our needs with the REI associate I was sold on the Jetboil Flash. This little stove comes with everything you need to boil water fast in a very small package. The sales associate said he had even cooked hot dogs in it! I could easily see how this stove would be a great addition to our camping kitchen items.

The Jetboil Flash has some additional items you can purchase to make your Jetboil Flash even more versatile. The Jetboil Pot Support allows you to use with the stove with the Jetboil Flux Coffee Press, Jetboil Flux Pot or the Jetboil Flux Pan. The Jetboil Pot Support also gives you the option of using your regular camping pots and pans with it.

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Shortly after arriving at Housekeeping Camp, I was able to pull out my Jetboil Flash boil some water, get my girls some hot cocoa and our Freeze Dried dinner ready in a flash (pun intented). At breakfast time, I used it to boil water for our coffee, hot cocoa and again our delicious Freeze Dried breakfast.

Okay, so our regular food is better but the dehydrated food was good. It saved us money, space, time and I didn’t have to wash any pots or pans. You could easily take along some prepackaged homemade oatmeal packets and use the boiled water to make some oatmeal.

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I have read that  both the Jetboil Flash Pot Support and the coffee press are highly recommend, two items I just might consider getting for our future camping trips. The stove comes with a an adjustable flame level and an igniter so there’s no need for matches.  The Jet Boil Flash is simple to put together, use, take apart and store.

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I boiled 2 cups of water in about 1.30 minutes. The side of the Jetboil Flash has flames which turn a bright yellow when the water is boiling (reviewers said it turns red but my water was ready at yellow).

I can easily see how having this in addition to my regular camping stove can help to make some quick cocoa and coffee while I cook breakfast while camping or when I don’t want to take our regular camping stove. At $99.95 I can say that the Jetboil Flash  is well a made compact cooking stove that I can highly recommend. I gladly give it 5 stars!

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Zombie Preparedness

preparednessAdOkay, don’t we all want to know how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse? You can learn how at a FREE Zombie Preparedness class hosted by REI!

Here’s the course overview: Imagine a Zombie outbreak has occurred wiping out a majority of the local population and other major cities throughout the globe. Nicknamed the “Zombie Disease,” because those killed by the disease seem to be returning to life and prey upon the living. We are now facing a full fledged attack. Those of us left alive must now ask ourselves, “Where do we go from here? How will we survive and maintain the existence of the human race?”

The Zombie related theme course hosted by REI invites you to learn some very serious and valuable survival techniques. This preparedness class provides information that could save your life in the event of any natural disaster in an urban environment and it’s FREE!!!

  • When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:00 pm  –  7:30 pm
  • Where: The MUZEO, 241 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
  • Cost: FREE 

You must register for this class online.

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World of Wolves

Wolf Haven International
Wolf Haven International

Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary located in South Puget Sound, between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Wolf Haven rescues and provides a lifetime home for over 180 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. In addition to their guided walking tours that offer visitors a rare, close-up view of wolves. Wolf Haven also provides a variety of educational programs and presentations focused on conservation-related themes.

Wolf Haven’s has several educational programs in and LA and Orange County at the Fountain Valley LibraryLocal REI’s and O’Neill Regional Park over the next couple of weeks. These programs are all FREE!

 Please call or check the website and/or venue to ensure that Wolf Haven is still scheduled for that day’s event before heading to the event.

Wolf Haven free presentations are a family-friendly educational program about the history and future of wolves in North America. The program includes engaging video footage of both wild wolves & wolves at Wolf Haven International, plus hands-on portion with animal skulls, tracks and antlers.

  • March 10, 2105 at Fountain Valley Library – 17635 Los Alamos St. Fountain Valley, Ca 92708 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

  • March 11, 2015 at REI Northridge – 18605 Devonshire St. Northrdie, CA 91324 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • March 12, 2015 at REI Arcadia – 214 N Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • March 18, 2105 at REI Manhatten Beach – 1800 Rosecrans Ave Ste E, Manhattan Beach, California 90266 from 7:00 -8:30 pm

  • March 19, 2015 at REI Tustin – 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, California 92782

  • March 21, 2015 at O’Neill Regional Park – 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678 – Wolf Haven International will present World of Wolves II, a family friendly educational program about wolf behavior, biology and social structure at O’Neill Regional Park.

  • March 24, 2105 at La Palma Library  – 7842 Walker St. La Palma, CA 90623 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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