GEAR OF THE WEEK
Gear name: Stay Put
Gear type: Sunscreen
Product description: I’ve turned my wife into a paddler. She doesn’t fish, but she loves taking her kayak to cruise rivers and lakes. Unfortunately for her, the same sun that makes me tan burns her relentlessly. So sunscreen — a kind that won’t wash off if she sweats or gets wet — is a must. Enter Sawyer’s Stay Put. It bonds to skin, making it waterproof and at least sweat resistant. It doesn’t feel greasy going on but stays in place for an extended period of time. And it doesn’t contain harmful PABA chemicals.
Available options: This comes in an 8-ounce bottle. It’s a lotion versus a spray-on sunscreen.
Suggested retail price: $13.99
Notable: Because this bonds to the skin, it can be used beneath picaridin insect repellent. That makes it good on hikes, when camping or otherwise outdoors in buggy country.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Stand-up paddle boarding is growing in popularity, and it’s no wonder. It’s a fun way to get out on the water, but to really have a good time, you have to move across the water comfortably and efficiently. That has a lot to do with paddle length. To size yours, place the paddle grip on the ground at your feet, with the paddle in the air. The spot where the blade meets the shaft should be level with your eyes. You can adjust things from there if needed, but that’s a good starting point.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Easy camp quiche
• 1 pound cooked turkey, diced
• 4 eggs
• Onion, chopped
• 2 cups milk
• 1½ cups shredded cheese
• ½ cup Bisquick
• Seasoning of your choice
This is a simple, tasty camp meal, made easier because – so long as you bring cooked turkey – you make it in one Dutch oven.
Grease the Dutch oven well. Spread turkey, cheese and onion to cover the bottom.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix eggs, milk, Bisquick and seasoning. When blended well, pour it in the Dutch oven.
Bake 30 minutes, or until eggs are done. That usually takes seven charcoal briquettes on the lid and 16 underneath.