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Dehydrated Indian food on the trail – Backpacking Menu

How awesome would it be to have sambar rice for lunch on a backpacking trip ?!  And I have figured out a few recipes that work really well for us.  Things needed: A dehydrator : https://smile.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-61WHC-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B0002WSQHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497980520&sr=8-2&keywords=nesco+dehydrator Home cooked food or left overs Patience White Rice/Pongal/Pulav/Upma: Just cook like you would regularly and layer them up on […]

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California is home to nine National Parks

California is home to nine national parks — more than any other state. Joshua Tree National Park:  Joshua Tree National Park, CA Channel Islands: Channel Islands National Park, CA Sequoia National Park: Sequoia National Park, CA Death Valley National Park: Superbloom at Death Valley National Park, CA Kings Canyon National Park: Kings Canyon National Park, […]

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Castle Rock State Park, CA

Here is the link to Strava Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/1030567590 Starting point of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/DiDSbWzvb5A2 This intersection has a few different trail starting points. We parked at the designated parking lot and started at the Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) towards Laughry Woods trail (1.8 miles). From Skyline trail you have to cross the main road to reach Laughry […]

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Homemade Turmeric soap recipe

I recently posted pictures of the homemade soap I whipped together with the help of few friends, on facebook. Since several of you asked for the recipe, I figured it would make a good blog post. Here is my recipe: One portion of Lye – Amazon link 2 portions of tap water  8 portions of oil 1 […]

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Alaskan Winter

First question people asked me when I mentioned that we went to Alaska in the winter was, “was there any light ?” Here is a picture of sunrise from near Anchorage. So, yes there is light. And from dawn to dusk, we had around 7-8 hours of day light to do whatever activities we had planned.  We […]

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Kings Canyon National Park, CA

A last minute Thanksgiving trip to Kings Canyon was a freezing fun. I took this as a preparation for the upcoming Alaska trip in late December.  6 of us went on this camping/hiking trip to the park. In the winter, there is only one campground open near the Kings Canyon visitor center, I believe it is Grant […]

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