Roughing It - Camping and the Outdoors
weight lifting straps

Nice write up about comfortable weight lifting straps:

Harbinger Big Grip No Slip Weight Lifting Straps

cool costume ideas

Halloween is coming soon and I’ve been looking around http://besthalloweencostumes.info for some ideas.  What should I be this year?  I was thinking Dixon Bainbridge from the Mighty Boosh, but think it’s too obscure for my friends to even get.  Got to be cool, but recognizable, without being too mainstream.

The Riot Squad, they’re restless. They need somewhere to go. As lady and I look out tonight on Desolation Row
Bob Dylan
Getting Ready for Longhorn Football

It’s getting to be that time of year in Texas.  Longhorn football is just around the corner.  Here’s a vid to help stoke the excitement:

2010 University of Texas Longhorn Football

Exercises for Hotel Rooms

Not every hotel has an exercise room.  And if they do have one, there is no guarantee that there will be any weights to work out with.  Check out this article about exercises you can do in the comfort of your hotel room: Hotel Room Exercises

Baker Tents

Back in the day, I spent a fair amount of time camping in big bulky canvas tents.  Honestly, I prefer canvas over nylon for a variety of reasons.  One of my favorite types of canvas tents is the Baker Tent.  It’s great for winter since you can build a fire in front and get radiant heat transferred into the tent.  Sadly their weight makes them only practical for pack animals and vehicle camping.

Tent Reviews