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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

LEGO Bait Store

An ideas creation. Someone made it, people voted, Lego evaluated, voila! One of the funniest and most detailed I've built. 2049 pieces.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Alaska Assignment

Got to go to Anchorage, Alaska for a 2 week dispatch assignment. Very different up here: no fire resources really, all air and float resources. Anyway, its been a great visit and here is a tour by pictures since I've been here. Enjoy! I sure have.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crazy Sexy Chili


This has become my new favorite chili, made twice now and lasts a single guy like me almost a week. Original recipe is from here: http://kriscarr.com/recipe/crazy-sexy-bean-chili/


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 white onion, diced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 jalapenos finely diced 
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cups prepared TVP (soak 2 cups dried TVP in 2 cups boiling water, soak 5 mins)
  • 2 zucchini, diced 
  • 1/2 cup diced potato (any kind) 
  • One 15-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed
  • Two 15-ounce can of kidney beans, rinsed 
  • One 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 Dark Beer (I used Deschutes Porter)
  • 1+ cup water or more beer
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro 
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped: 2+cups
  • Diced avocado  
  • Fresh cilantro 
  1. In Cast Iron Skillet heat oil, add onions, garlic, jalapenos, and cumin. Saute briefly
  2. Add skillet and remaining ingredients (except kale, avocado and last cilantro) to crock pot
  3. Cook on low all day or high for 4 hours or until potatoes are tender
  4. At end of cook, stir in your chopped kale
  5. Serve in a bowl and top with 1/2 avocado (save the other half for dinner tomorrow) and cilantro
  6. I eat mine with tortilla chips and scoop my chili into each chip
Enjoy!




Friday, April 28, 2017

Homemade Shampoo Recipe

This is a simple recipe I have been using for a few months now and had to make some more so thought that I'd post the recipe.


  • Based on whatever sized container you are putting your shampoo into
  • 1/2 Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Dr. Bronners Liquid Soap, I use unscented so I can add my own
  • 1-4 TB Almond Oil. I have dry hair and this helps
  • Essential oils of your choice. About 30-40 drops total for a large shampoo bottle
    • I used Tea Tree
    • Lemongrass
    • Lavender
    • Lemon
Voila! Shampoo for awhile!