June 23, 2013

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 experience


Justin's Nut Butter


Confession: I eat peanut butter right from the jar, sometimes even employing a spoon. Hey, it's a great source of protein. Anyway, now you can squeeze out your peanut butter, sans bread and not be considered a social deviant. The squeeze packets – like the GU and gels runners use, only bigger – pack 200 calories and seven grams of both protein and carbohydrates. It tastes better than gels, too, like real peanut butter. There are seven flavors, including three (made of almonds and hazelnuts) for those averse to peanuts.


Rob Krar's Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon Speed Record

Back in May, ultra runner Rob Krar (who, by the way, is to compete in his first Western States 100 Mile Run on Saturday) set the fastest-known time for running from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim and back. It's a fascinating read.

Here's one tip for future rim-to-rimmers: "The most precious element inside the Canyon, which is never to be underestimated, is water. You may find no other adventure in your life in which such a simple element is so desperately sacred."


America's top 10 most commonly mispronounced towns

Hard-hitting Fox News has compiled a list of the most-mispronounced city names. Pay attention if you plan to visit any of these burgs this summer. Here are the Fox pronunciations/spellings:

1. Spokane, Wash. (Spo-CAN)

2. Milan, Mich. (My-LEN)

3. Boerne, Texas (Ber-NEE)

4. Sequim, Wash. (Sqwim)

5. Schenectady, N.Y. (ski-NEK-tuh-de)

6. Schley, N.C. (Sly)

7. Helena, Mont. (HELL-e-na)

8. Worcester, Mass. (WUSS-TER)

9. Kissimmee, Fla. (ka-SIM-mee)

10. La Jolla (La HOY-ah)


ultrarunnerpodcast (@UltraRunnerPod): "Figured out the secret to not getting black toenails during a hundo (100 Mile ultramarathon race): Start with black toenails."

– Compiled by Sam McManis,

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