E018 - America’s Drink: Coffee!

This week on Across The Peak, Rich and I tell you a little bit about the history of coffee, the health benefits of coffee consumption, and how to make a killer cuppa Joe. We also engage in a huge digression about corporate social responsibility. Enjoy!

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Justin Carroll
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