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Fuego Element Portable Grill

When a grill, like Fuego Element Portable Grill, is dubbed ‘the iPhone of grills’, you simply know that you have stumbled across a must have. Fuego Element Portable Grill is the brainchild of two of the industry’s greats – serial entrepreneur Alex Siow and the former head of design at Apple and designer of now incredibly famous Beats by Dr. Dre headphones Robert Brunner. The Fuego Portable Grill is unlike any other grill you’ve seen or used before. It is also more effective than its competitors, and it cooks much better.

anonymous asked:

Any camping tips?

I was going to give snarky answer like ‘bring a tent’ but actually, even casual camping is super hard if you’re doing it for the first time. So! I’ll give you a sincere answer. Since you didn’t specify, I’m going to assume that you’re a beginning weekend leisure camper rather than a hardcore backpacker or something.

-Make sure you know how to set up your tent, if you’re using one. Practice pitching it and tearing it down in your back yard or living room or something a few days before you go camping. Nothing is worse than getting to campsite only to discover that your tent has holes in it or you’re missing an important component. Don’t go anywhere without a rain fly. 

-Make sure your cooler doesn’t leak. Once, while camping with friends, we discovered that the cooler didn’t have a cap for the drain, so Taylor plugged it with tampons until we found a cork somewhere.

-Make all the parts to your gear are accounted for and functioning ahead of time.

-LISTS LISTS LISTS! Lists are fun to make, and inventory is fun to keep. They’re also useful and important.

-All campsites are not created equal. Try to arrive early or go during less busy days so you get first pick of sites. I always prefer riverside campsites. When pitching your tent, you’ll want to find the flattest, softest patch of ground available. Nothing sucks more than sleeping on a slope or on rocks and roots. 

-You’ll definitely want some sort of camp chair. 

-Adequate bedding. Comfortable camping pads are worth the price - it’s worth getting a nicer one even if you don’t camp often, in case you have unexpected guests or end up traveling. This is what my mother owns, which I use when I can. Otherwise, folded up quilts and other blankets can make pretty comfortable sleeping pads, so long as you picked a good spot to sleep. A good sleeping bag is also worth the price, but if you’re camping during warm months and temperature isn’t a problem, blankets are fine, but bring more than you’ll think you’ll need. 

-FOOD! Plan out how you’re going to eat. If you’re going to do any cooking at all (including heating water for coffee and tea), make sure you have the tools for it. Most campsites have really basic grills built into the fire pits, but sometimes they don’t. Either way, they’re gross and you don’t know how many drunk uncles have peed on them. My parents have a really nice two-burner gas stove that I covet, but it’s rather bulky. Tiny stoves like these are a must if you’re backpacking and have to seriously conserve space, but they can be troublesome to operate. If you end up using a gas stove of any kind, make sure you a.) know how to use it and b.) have packed fuel. However, if you’ve got a permanent fire pit, you can do all your cooking over the fire on a portable grill like this one. They make adjustable ones, but if you’re not using a gas stove, you’ll want something sturdy enough to hold a pot of water. Make sure you’ve got stuff like a saucepan, a frying pan, plates, bowls, cups, and utensils.

-FIRE! You’ll need more firewood than you think, probably. Building a good fire is a kind of art and worth mastering. You don’t need lighter fluid or fire-starting gel or anything like that if you have a well-constructed fire - artificial fuels will waste wood and can result in serious accidents if mishandled. You’ll want wood of three types (all dry) - larger, heavier, harder logs that will burn long and slow, smaller chunks/branches that will burn at a medium rate, and small, splintered kindling and twigs that will catch quickly and build up enough heat to set the other wood on fire. You will also want tinder. Newspaper works really well - tear of strips and ball them up. Charred or oil/alcohol/wax-soaked cotton is also good. Don’t transport firewood over long distances - it’s better to forage for firewood or buy it from camp stores, because otherwise you can spread invasive insect species like the emerald ash borer. There are lots of ways to build a fire, and what you chose depends on your purpose. If you just want a big hot fire for partying around that’s easy to build, a classic teepee style is fine. Cooking fires need to be more contained. This page has good demos of what they’re calling log cabin and platform fires, which are good for camping, ‘cause they burn for a long time and are good for cooking.

-Lighting! Multiple flashlights, and at least one decent lantern. A large LED lamp is a must, especially if you have more than two or three people. My mother also sent me to Morocco with one of these, which works really well inside a tent and provides modest but adequate reading light. 

-Bug spray! Sun screen! Towels! Lots of clean socks! Something to swim in (if applicable) and towels! Shower shoes! Trash bags (don’t fucking litter, I will cut you)! Water! Ice! First aid! Books, instruments, drawing pads, ect! A baseball bat, if you’re paranoid. Personal talismans, if you hear something spooky.

-BIODEGRADABLE SOAP! Seriously. If you’re not willing to go to the extra effort of minimizing your ecological impact, you have no business camping. 

-Bring plant and animal guidebooks. You can rent them at the library. Do not touch unfamiliar caterpillars or eat unidentified berries. If the campground has toilets, bring a few rolls of your own toilet paper just in case. If it doesn’t, know how to properly shit in the woods.

-Bring lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants that you can tuck into your socks, and wear a hat when hiking. Check your scalp for ticks.  

-Be sure to secure your food, and do not keep it inside your tent. Raccoons are clever and will rob you blind if you leave food out where they can get it, so lock it in the car if you have one. If you’re in bear territory, you’ll need special bear-proof containers to store your food in. Some campgrounds will have large communal bear boxes for keeping food. Do NOT store food in your car if there are bears around - they can and will smell it, and they are likely to break your windshield to get to it. If your campground has bear boxes, use them! If not, you’ll need bear proof containers like these. If you are camping anywhere in bear country, this page provides plenty of information about keeping your food and yourself safe. Read it. 

-Always thoroughly towel off your skin after swimming in lakes to dislodge any parasites that cause swimmer’s itch.

-LEAVE YOUR CAMPSITE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT. Do not leave trash. Make several sweeps of the campsite and pick up every piece of trash you find. If there are children with you, insist that they help. You have an absolute ethical responsibility to instill a sense of stewardship of the Earth in the next generation.

-Do not feed bears. Either they will kill you or I will. Don’t force my hand. 


Star Grazer (pt. 3)

Part | 1 | 2 | 3 |

Characters: (Main) Jungkook, Reader (Side) Rest of BTS

Genre: Superpower!AU

Word Count: 5k

Warnings: crude language as always, drinking, puns, wild af house party, reckless endangerment, injury, everyone flirts with everyone, side yoonmin, side namjin

A/N:  @ilovekpopx ;)

This part is highly influenced by the sets in the BST MV. 

(This an AU, so I’ve mixed different aspects of different cultures, and it’s not clear where the setting is just bc its an AU and I enjoy making up shit.)


[ “What- what brought you here, noona?”
Even if he’s beat to a pulp, nothing is gonna stop him from sporting a shit-eating grin whenever you’re present.
“Fate, it seems. That, and a lanky asshole.”
“Namjoonie-hyung!”
“You’ve got it, kid.”]


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MY DAD’S A POLICE OFFICER AND HE ALWAYS COMES HOME COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS DUMB NEW PARTNER WHO’S STRAIGHT OUT OF TRAINING AND WHEN THEY FINALLY HIT IT OFF HE COMES OVER FOR DINNER AND FUCK I DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS SO HOT AU

“Um.”

That’s all that comes out Taehyung’s mouth when he opens the door to reveal, not his late 50s, old, aging uncle in his worn-out uniform, but a slim, muscular boy probably around Taehyung’s age, shiny badge on his chest, and newly ironed uniform nearly popping at the seams around his bulging biceps.

“Uh.”

His face doesn’t disappoint either, his eyebrows are sharp and dark, hair tousled messily on his head with small pouty lips and round eyes. Eyes that are staring back at Taehyung in clear amusement, lips turned up into a small smirk.

Before Taehyung can redeem himself for the last two syllables that just came out of his mouth, a hand falls on his shoulder firmly – almost a little too firmly judging by the way it knocks the breath out of him for a moment – and Taehyung’s dad is coming up next to him, smiling warmly across the door to the hot boy Taehyung just embarrassed himself in front of.

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