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Month: May 2012

Exploring Williams, Az – Day One

Posted in Family, Outdoor Adventures, and Photography

We decided that we needed to take a little break from our normal routine, so a camping trip was planned. We needed to head away from our immediate area as it was just too hot to be camping here – especially dry camping which is our norm for our area. Originally, we were just going to head out for the Memorial Day long weekend, but we were unable to get into a campground. Our plans changed… Since D had a new-to-him dual sport KTM, he wanted to be able to test it out. We decided that we’d head up to…

The Making of a KTM Dual Sport Bike

Posted in Family, and In the Garage

D sadly said goodbye to his Yamaha dirt bike after the back surgeries as he knew that he wouldn’t be able to ride for some time. He also knew that he eventually wanted to have a dual sport bike (primarily off-road, but also street legal), and he couldn’t convert his particular Yamaha to make this happen. We set aside the money from his old bike, and he began some serious research during his down time to see what he wanted. Ultimately, he bike of choice was a KTM. The problem? A new bike was well out of the price range…

Blog Tour: Andrew Klavan’s Crazy Dangerous

Posted in Reviews

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan About the book: “You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and-oh yeah-the weird murder . . . you’re definitely going to want to hear about that.” Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble. But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When…

Off-Grid Living on a Small Scale

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

One of the advantages to having a 5th wheel trailer is that we can go camping comfortably in almost any type of climate. Yes, it costs a bit more to get to places as we’re hauling a big trailer, but we also don’t have to be concerned with finding food we can eat or having a comfortable – bed. We just bring it with us. Here in the southern Arizona there are many spots where we can go dry camping for free. The only cost is however much it costs to run the generator or propane tanks (fridge and stove).…