Tag: Food

Adventure Bent gets a new look for the new year

The holidays are upon us, the new year is right around the corner and we’re starting the year off right with our biggest update to the Adventure Bent blog yet. Over the last week, you’ve no doubt noticed some big changes around here. Everything is different! Last sunday I flipped the switch bring our redesigned […]

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Forget the night life, New Orleans is about the food

Everyone comes to New Orleans for a different reason. Whether it’s the architecture, the rich history or the nightlife, I’d wager it’s the food that keeps people coming back year after year. Our exploration of The Big Easy’s rich culinary history began our first night in the city when Niecie led us to a little […]

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A wild welcome to New Orleans

It’s mating season at the New Orleans Audubon Zoo, as we and too many children so unfortunately discovered during our visit Monday, Aug. 14. A pair of particularly frisky baboons and hump happy otters either had parents shielded their children’s eyes or pointing and laughing. I felt sorry for all the parents who would inevitably […]

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The shakedown approach to camping prep

It’s something we do far too often. Hours from home, we arrive at our secluded campsite only to discover we’ve forgotten something important. It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s often uncomfortable. Forget the fuel for the stove and you’ll be relegated to cold Tuna or PB&J sandwiches. Forget something more important like the tent stakes […]

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Is less more? Why downsizing can the be right solution

The space in my trunk where a great big footlocker containing all my camping gear, tools, and other equipment now sits empty. Actually, I can’t remember the last time my trunk was empty that thing was always in there. Removing the foot locker was a difficult decision. Throughout my childhood, this same footlocker, packed with everything […]

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Thinking about camping out in the cold? Me too

After a whirlwind Thanksgiving weekend with my family, Niecie and I were driving home to La Crosse when she asked about camping in the winter. Growing up, we did most of our camping in the spring, summer and fall.  On occasion, we ventured out into the cold Minnesota winters to practice shelter building. My brother and I would […]

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10 roadtrip essentials I never leave without

Coulda-woulda-shoulda packed that. I can’t count the number of times I’ve found myself saying something like, “If only I had packed the (blank) we wouldn’t be in this mess.” I’ve said it time and time again, having the right gear on hand can make a huge difference. It might not make a difference every time […]

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Into the west – Part 2: The eyes of giants

The bitter mid-May temperatures woke us long before the sun crept over the horizon on day two of our road trip out west. The night before, we’d pitched camp at Sage Creek Campground in Badlands National Park. It was just after 6 a.m. when we pulled ourselves from our sleeping bags. I was cold. The […]

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Into the west – Part 1: The Badlands

In May my girlfriend and I road tripped across the west, hitting sites like Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, and Moab to name a few. We did a lot in a very short period of time. I don’t think we ever spent more than one full day at any one place, and that was […]

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