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November 11, 2012

Provisions: A guide for what you need

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experienceGEAR

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Rossignol Krypto Magtek snowboard

$470, Krypto Matek snowboard

Outside magazine rated this the highest of the new line of snowboards released for 2012. At close to $500, it had better be worth it. It provides a flexible, all-mountain ride, able to give a sure grip on hard-packed snow. As one tester told the magazine: "Smooth switch riding, nice poppy feel on rollers, and great torsional flex between bindings. This all-mountain board can be taken out any day in any conditions."


READ

"World Heritage Sites, 4th Edition"

$29.95, Firefly Books, 872 pages

For the globetrotters among us, this hefty book is invaluable. It gives detailed information on 936 World Heritage Sites – historic places in the world protected by UNESCO. So, if you have a hankering to see Lake Turkana in Kenya, the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, Poland, or Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, you'll get previews. If you aren't a world traveler, then the hefty tome makes a great doorstop.


THE LIST

Lonely Planet's Oddest Food Museums

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel-2013/oddest-food-museums

1. Pick Salami & Paprika Museum, Szeged, Hungary (www.pickmuzeum.hu)

2. Shinyokohama Raumen Museum, Yokohama, Japan (www.raumen.co.jp)

3. Pulmuone Kimchi Museum, Seoul, South Korea (www.kimchimuseum.co.kr)

4. Jell-O Gallery, LeRoy, N.Y. (www.jellogallery.org)

5. Spam Museum, Austin, Minn. (www.spam.com/games/Museum)

Note: You may can your own Spam at the museum.


THE QUOTE

From Hilary Oliver in an Adventure Journal article titled "How to Ask a Girl Out on the Trail": "If you're thinking about asking me out, you had better be okay with me beating you to the top, or the bottom, or leading the climb. There is no bigger turnoff than a man whose ego won't let him admit that a woman is faster/stronger/more skilled than he is."

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