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The mystery FruitChia bars

The mystery FruitChia bars

In November, I wrote a product review on FruitChia bars. True to the name, each all natural bar is made of fruit and chia seed, which come together to create a chewy texture and tangy flavor. The bars came in four flavors at the time: blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry. Follow this link to read … Continue reading

It’s just about time for me to Jet(Boil).

It’s just about time for me to Jet(Boil).

At this point, most of you folks know that I’ve flip flopped about bringing a stove. “I’m not bringing one. I’ll eat cold food. If I want warm food, I’ll stick it under my armpit for a while. I’m sure that’ll work.” OK, OK, I am bringing one. Silliness. In January, I told you that … Continue reading

It’s time to Rise (Bar) to the occasion.

It’s time to Rise (Bar) to the occasion.

Back in September, I contacted Rise Bar to see if the company might be interested in sending me product samples to review. Rise Bar makes a variety of organic, gluten free, soy free, peanut free nutrition bars, ya know, the type where you can pronounce every ingredient (I know I’m bragging, but I’m a bit of … Continue reading

Twelfth Official Product Review EVER: LifeStraw

Twelfth Official Product Review EVER: LifeStraw

At the end of November, I came to the conclusion that I would save weight in my pack if I were to exclusively carry two-ounce Aquamira purification drops for my water. I know that, since Aquamira is chlorine-based, it leaves the water with a chemical taste, but I figured the benefits outweighed the costs. Water … Continue reading

Gregory Packs: They’ve got my back.

Gregory Packs: They’ve got my back.

Sound the trumpets! Bring in the revelers! Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for (or at least that I’ve been waiting for). It’s time to unveil Jor’s 2013 A.T. Thru-Hike Pack. Get excited, folks! Back in December, I had an ill-fated experience in which I announced which pack I’d bought and then within … Continue reading

Ben & Jerry’s?! I couldn’t help myself.

Ben & Jerry’s?! I couldn’t help myself.

Ben & Jerry’s will always have a special place in my heart (and on my hips). My family is big on ice cream (pun not intended, but nonetheless…giggle). When I was growing up and nearing college age, the point at which many teenagers begin thinking about drinking, my mom would always say, “Why waste your … Continue reading