Breakfast Burrito

August 20, 2012 by brandon mauth Cooking 0 Comments

Great easy thing to do out camping is burritos… My buddy pre-made everything… Scrambled Eggs… Bacon… Sausage… veggies… He wrapped the eggs and bacon in separate paper towels to keep them looking nice and then in ziplock bags… We had these backpacking and we just put what we want on a tortilla and wrapped it […]

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Backpacking in the Pacific Northwest

My Friends and I found this great backpacking trail that leads up into high alpine forests… We camped at the upper lake at about 6500 feet… The water was such a cold blue/green because this lake is fed by a glacier year round… There were billions of huckleberries all over the hillsides… We made an […]

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Think about using that hotel ice bucket next time…

August 18, 2012 by brandon mauth Random 0 Comments

I guess i never even thought about it until I saw this normal family guy wash all the bugs and road grime off of his entire motorcycle using the ice bucket as his cesspool wash bucket… Then I though of all the hotel parties and other shenanigans that goes on in hotels and motels… People […]

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Trick for blanching tomatoes

August 12, 2012 by brandon mauth Canning 0 Comments

It’s not really blanching I guess… More like scalding… I’ve been making salsa and getting the skins off tomatoes is not the funnest part… I read a trick online somewhere and it’s been really helpful… When you core the tomatoes just cut an X in the bottom skin… Just shallow with a serrated knife… If […]

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Rhubarb Sauce

Rhubarb sauce is kinda like apple sauce but tart… You love it or hate it! Here’s what I did: 15 cups rhubarb cut up small… I used red and green… I don’t mind it tart. 3.5-4.5 cups sugar… I used 4 cups… Again I like it tart. 2.5 cups water 1tsp cinnamon step 1: boil […]

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Water can cost waay more than gas…

July 18, 2012 by brandon mauth Random 0 Comments

This was a 24 pack of bottled water for the low low price of $39.99! This was also in Glacier NP… I know that’s only $1.66 a bottle but you should at least get a discount on buying a case… I’ve never seen water that expensive ;]

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Glacier National Park

My trip to Glacier was awesome… The pass was closed due to some rock slides from a storm but they got the roads cleared in no time ;]

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Camping under the stars

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Lightning Storm

This summer lightning storm cracked off more lightning in one night than I’ve seen in my life… It was very cool to experience and even better to get some photos ;]

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Composting using salvaged pallets

I’ve been wanting to make a compost bin for so long and I finally saw someone with a great “free” idea… Use 3-4 pallets to make a bin… I found some really good free pallets and screwed them together to make a contained compost bin that’s really easy to turn and gets a lot of […]

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Trellis out of reclaimed wood and cattle panel

I made some trellises out of some great salvaged wood a neighbor was throwing out… I zip-tied some cattle panel on both sides. They fold up, hold a lot of weight, and look really nice too. note months after: I might do mine more vertical next time because it was hard to get to the […]

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Useless yard into a garden…

We had a spot in the yard that nobody ever saw or used… So we made a garden!┬áRipping out the grass is a pain I’ll be honest but having a huge area to garden in is well worth it if you are into it… Now I spend a lot of time in that area ;] […]

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