12 Jul 2020

Power Generators: Gas vs Propane vs Battery Station

By |2020-08-01T00:12:26-07:00Jul 12, 2020 - Sunday|Do-It-Yourself, General, Travel|

In an emergency, we could find ourselves stranded with no electricity in a World that is consuming much more power today than ever before. Just in the past year alone, the globe was hit with numerous fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and even riots! Solar panels were installed in our home earlier this year during the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in grid power staying shut for nearly the entire day while the family had to work from home and do distance learning. In this article, we look into generators and battery power stations to provide electricity, and look at the differences between gas, propane, and battery as energy sources.

9 Sep 2014

Athlete’s Foot After Backpacking Yosemite

By |2020-07-30T22:14:49-07:00Sep 9, 2014 - Tuesday|Health, Travel|

"Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning." I got it after backpacking Yosemite.

22 Mar 2013

Travel Story: Machu Picchu Proposal

By |2020-07-31T17:40:18-07:00Mar 22, 2013 - Friday|Family, Travel|

She said, "Yes!" the morning of December 27, 2011 at Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, just minutes after the seemingly endless rain stopped pouring. I had just proposed to my girlfriend of two years, and she had no idea it was coming. Here is our story about Peru, and the day she became my fiancé.

5 Nov 2012

Backpacking: Sespe Hot Springs (2 Days)

By |2020-08-06T12:32:16-07:00Nov 5, 2012 - Monday|Travel|

What was originally planned to be an easy, two-day backpacking trip for the remainder of 2012 to Pear Lake in Sequoia National Park became one of the most challenging trips we had ever undertaken. Sequoia was going to be too cold, and we decided at the last minute to visit Sespe Hot Springs in Los Padres National Park instead. In a group of eight, three of whom were new to backpacking, the trip would forever change several of us.

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