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Black Bear Vaction
Vacation ususally is awesome when most of us get a chance to take one.
I got a chance to do that this last week.  And had a few troubles in the airport, I got selected to go through 'special' screening that nearly made me miss my flight, left my cell phone in Alaska Air boarding area, that was found thank god!  But oh wait there is more, I made a special friend in the Bearthooth Mountain Foothills.
A BLACK BEAR! Yes an actual flipping HUGE BLACK BEAR was waiting for me when I strolled out of the cabin!!!
He was eating some kind of birdfeeder seed.  Just sat and looked up at me like 'whatever!"

After I came out of what was a state of shock, what was the first thing I did?  Yup grab the phone and snap a picture not run!  I had to call the Fish and Game Dept. to come remove the bear out of the yard later that day.  He stayed in the same spot for nearly two hours!
ONE WORD SCARY!
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Wingnut Tailgate Tips

Well it looks like football season is about to get kicked off and that means tailgating parties will be planned as well. So I’ve got a few tips to help make your tailgate party better than the next guys!!

Here is a list of things to remember to bring to your tailgate party:

1. This one is a two-fer. You don’t want to forget the 2 most important items;  your game tickets and beer/adult beverages (BEER).

2. Food, Food, Food. You can never have too much food (or drink for that matter). Make sure you take more you think you will need because you WILL need it!!!!

3. The grill!! (without this your in major trouble)

4. Take along a football or some other game to play while the food is cooking. It brings camaraderie to your party. (Plus you can make fun of the people who can't throw or catch) :)

5. Bring your best football costume…um, sports gear to wear. You probably need some face paint to complete the look.

6. Make sure you take the vehicle with the best stereo!!

7. Must have funky drinking hat preferably something that holds a couple of drinks and some long straw tubes so you can drink hands free.

8. Don’t forget the camera/video camera to document all the days fun.  (or for blackmail)

9. You might stick the local taxi service number in your pocket.  This is just in case your fun is actually more fun than you had planned.

10. You might take a couch and TV.   It’s much more comfortable to watch a game from the comfort of your own couch. (becareful tried this at AUTZEN STADIUM in Eugene a few years back and got in trouble)

 

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Wingnut Chili
OK, well it might not be MY FAMOUS CHILI i borrowed the recipe from my DAD.  But this is a sure WIN with Football season fast aproaching us!  Below is a recipe that will blow your socks off! Thanks DAD.


Wingnut's Dragon’s Breath Chili – Family Size


Ingredients

5 pounds lean ground meat, coarse ground
10 – 1.25 oz packets of McCormick Original Chili Seasoning Mix
3 cans 14-oz cans Cans “Tomato Sauce”
3 – 32 oz cartons of “Chicken Broth – low sodium” the super secret ingredient
3 medium onions, Onions (peel and puree onions in a food processor)
3 Tbsp of ground Cumin

Directions

Fry all your meat, all your onions and half of the chili mix (5 packets). After frying the meat with the onions and seasonings, drain all the grease and meat juices, this is a very important step if you don’t want greasy chili.

In a stock pot large enough to hold all you ingredients add half of the tomato sauce, chicken broth and the rest of the chili mix. As you add your (fried and drained) meat into the pot, the chili will begin to thicken, thin down the chili by adding more chicken broth & tomato sauce (this is a texture preference, so it’s your call as to how thick or thin you want your chili).

Let simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour, stirring constantly! If you don’t stir constantly the chili will scorch. As chili simmers more broth and/or sauce may be needed as evaporation occurs, this is a personal preference you know how you like your chili. Adding the final ingredient 20 minutes prior to serving, stir in the powdered Cumin, all of it and then stir it like crazy for the next 20 minutes.

If you feeding the SEAHAWKS or your kids Football TEAM directons below:
 

Dragon’s breath chili

Ingredients

1) 200 lbs. Chili meat – (sausage grind)

2) 7 cases of McCormick’s Chili Mix – (McCormick’s Chili Seasoning – 13 oz. pouch, 6 per case )

3) 40 – 1gal. Cans “Tomato Sauce”

4) 50 – 32oz. Cans “Low Sodium Chicken Broth”

5) 50 lbs. Onions (peel and puree onions in a food processor)

6) 4 – 16 oz. Containers Ground Cumin

Fry all your meat, all your onions and half of the chili mix (about 21 pouches). After frying the meat drain meat of all the grease and meat juices, this is a very important step if you don’t want greasy chili.

In a stock pot large enough to hold all you ingredients add half of the tomato sauce, chicken broth and the rest of the chili mix. As you add your (fried and drained) meat into the pot, the chili will begin to thicken, thin down the chili by adding more chicken broth & tomato sauce (this is a texture preference it’s your call how thick or thin you want your chili).

Let simmer for about 1 to 3 hours, stirring constantly! If you don’t stir constantly the chili will scorch, so stir, stir stir then stir again. As chili simmers more broth & sauce may be needed as evaporation occurs, again this is a personal preference as to how you like your chili. Adding the final ingredient 45 minutes prior to serving, stir in the powdered Cumin, all of it and then stir it like crazy for the next 45 minutes.

E-mail or Comment below when you try it and what you think?


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Pedal-less Concept Bicycle
Would you by this?

When someone comes up with a new idea for an existing product it’s supposed to be better than the original idea. However, sometimes someone comes up with a concept that is just a little too off beat to go unnoticed even if it seems to be taking a step backwards. The latest concept in bikes is one without pedals and well, just about everything else.

The FLIZ pedal-less bike is the latest prototype for the world of bicycles. While it looks like a bike, for the most part, that’s where the similarity ends. The FLIZ doesn’t have a seat and has no gears or even pedals, although it does have a more conventional breaking system.

It’s a cross between running and biking. You strap yourself into the bike and you walk until you get some speed built up then you lift your feet and glide. No pedaling required.

It looks totally uncomfortable, impractical and I’m pretty sure it won’t take off but it is an interesting concept. My advise to the designers of the FLIZ: keep dreaming people, keep dreaming, maybe you’ll hit on something eventually but this isn’t it.

Check out the bike in the video below and for more info on the bike see the FLIZ website….however, it’s in German so you might need a translator.

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