No Single-Use Items: Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

In our recent travel episode, Rich and I mentioned packing light. One thing that can reduce the load you carry substantially is to pack non-single-use items, or items that can be used for multiple purposes. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is one of my all time favorite multi-use products. Let me tell you all about it.

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Justin Carroll
Disaster Apps That Will Save Your Ass

Your cellphone can do more than order up an Uber, find a Tinder date or check out how many likes the Facebook post about your corn dog has gotten. As Justin and I mentioned in episode 10, your cellphone is a piece of lifesaving equipment. It actually has the ability to save your ass, but only if you have the right apps already installed and know how to use them.

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Ralph Brown
Encrypt Your EDC Flash Drive with VeraCrypt

During our recent EDC episode, Rich and I mentioned that we both carry flash drives on our person or in our EDC bags. We briefly touched on encryption, but we didn’t really explain why it’s important or how to use it. This post will explain how to use encryption to secure the data on your EDC drive. Before that I’ll talk about my flash drive(s) and hopefully give you some ideas for how to use yours.

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Justin Carroll
Two Tools Every Kitchen Needs

After listening to our tool kit episodes, I realized that you need tools for just about everything you do. Cooking is no different, and having the right tool for the right job certainly makes things easier. Today I'm going to talk about the two most-used tools in my kitchen. These are generalists' items that everyone should have on hand.

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Justin Carroll
The Perfect B.L.T.

There's nothing quite like the melange of flavors one gets from a well made Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. I rarely miss an opportunity to have one, but most fall short in some way. I have been on a quest for quite some time to fix this and find the perfect B.L.T. I have "endured" many a failure, but I have finally arrived. Here’s now to make the perfect B.L.T.

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Justin Carroll
The Single Best Thing You Can Learn to Cook

This week on Across the Peak, Rich and I talked about why cooking is important. In my opinion there is one thing above all others you should learn to cook first. It is versatile. It gives you a TON of leftovers. The leftovers can be used for all sorts of things. And it looks sexy af when you pull it out of the oven. What is this mystery item? The classic, French-style roasted chicken like your grandma used to make.

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Justin Carroll
E009 - Feed Yourself!

This week on Across The Peak Rich and I make the case for cooking for yourself instead of letting someone else do it for you. We also briefly discuss W.L. Weller bourbon, the Old Fashioned cocktail, and the bourbon trail, and more.

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Justin Carroll
E008 - How to Train a Dog

This week Rich and Justin talk about the making of a well trained dog! We discuss the origin of the dog/human symbiosis. The main show discusses the importance of a well trained dog, selecting a dog breed, building a relationship with your dog, and setting training goals.

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Justin Carroll