ShareThis Page
Outdoors

Outdoors Xtras: Deer steaks, life vest fit and a water bottle case

Everybody Adventures
| Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 12:36 a.m.
StrapPack
Submitted
StrapPack

recipe of the week

Pan broiled deer steaks

Ingredients

• Deer steaks, cut ¾-inch thick

• ¼ cup red wine

• 1 sliced onion

• 1/8 cup gin

• 1 clove garlic

• ¼ cup oil

• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or thyme

Directions

Lightly sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper, then place them in the marinade made from all of the other ingredients.

Allow the steaks to soak for 24 to 48 hours, turning frequently. Remove them from the marinade — but set it aside — and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Heat 3 teaspoons of oil in a heavy pan. Gently fry the steaks for 3 minutes per side. Remove them to a hot platter.

Strain the marinade into the pan drippings. Boil over high heat until it's reduced by half. Pour what's left over the steaks and serve.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Gift giving season is about here, so maybe you're buying a new life vest for the paddler in your life (or even yourself). If so, prioritize fit over surprise. Meaning, take them shopping to make sure the vest you buy is appropriate. It should, according to the manufacturer's label, accommodate the size and weight of the person who will wear it. Still, try it on. Fasten the vest closed, then have the person wearing it hold their arms straight over their head. Grab the vest at the top of the arm openings and lift up. If the vest stays in place, rather than riding up over the face, it's good to go.

gear of the week

StrapPack

Sugg. retail price: $19.95.

Company: Calkit (https://www.everybodyshops.com/clakit-bottle-pack.html)

Gear type: Water bottle case

Product description: When adventuring outdoors, it's hugely important to stay hydrated. Everyone knows that. But carrying water sometimes can be inconvenient. Enter the StrapPack water bottle case. It fits any bottle up to 1 liter and keeps it within easy reach as it fits backpack straps, belts or any other kind of strap up to 3 inches wide. It's made of cordura nylon so it's lightweight yet tough and also water resistant.

Available options: Molle compatible, it ships with one Clakit and one Molle clip.

Notable: This water bottle case can accept a second Clakit strap, to make it even more secure on your pack or belt. It also has an elastic cord to help keep the bottle still while you're moving.

Bob Frye is the everybodyadventures.com editor. Reach him at 412-216-0193 or bfrye@535mediallc.com. See other stories, blogs, videos and more at everybodyadventures.com.

Article by Bob Frye, Everybody Adventures,

http://www.everybodyadventures.com

Copyright © 535media, LLC

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me