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Exploring Mexico´s Rio Bavispe

April 7, 2015
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Exploring Mexico´s Rio Bavispe

Neil and I were about to embark on the first raft descent of the upper Rio Bavispe in northern Mexico, a tributary of the Rio Yaqui north of the infamous Copper Canyon. As far as we knew, the river had been run only once, by a solo kayaker. This is my favorite type of multi-day expedition, a challenging trip...

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Join a River Trip!

March 15, 2015
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Join a River Trip!

Peru and Mexico are the destination countries for 2015! In May through July I will be in Peru running the Upper Amazon. In July I will return home to start preparing for river trips in Mexico. In August and September you will find Neil and I on rivers together;...

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New Year’s Resolution? Lose Weight!

January 4, 2015
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New Year’s Resolution? Lose Weight!

No, you don’t have to go on a diet, just downsize your raft or cataraft and frame! We own four 12.5 and 13 foot catarafts and here are the weights on the sets of tubes: 30, 38, 43, and 45 pounds for each set. These are all SOTAR catrafts...

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Seriously, Do It In 2015!

December 31, 2014
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Seriously, Do It In 2015!

Do you ever dream of doing an international boating expedition? Say in Guatemala, Nepal, Mexico, or Peru? Stop dreaming and join me in 2015! See the new Facebook group...

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No Coolers Packaging & Asian CousCous

October 12, 2014
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Rio Tutuaca, Mexico – First Cataraft Descent

August 17, 2014
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Rio Tutuaca, Mexico – First Cataraft Descent

Having done both tributaries of the Rio Aros, the Rio Mulatos (2010 and 2011) and the Verde/Upper Sirupa (2013), we were keen to complete the “trilogy” and run the...

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Really? All-women trip on the Amazon!

July 31, 2014
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Really? All-women trip on the Amazon!

“Thank you for expressing an interest in the Women´s Peru Expedition happening in 2015, this is the 1st update.” So began my letter to interested participants in an all-women...

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Meal Ideas for the Camp Kitchen

June 1, 2014
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Meal Ideas for the Camp Kitchen

Here is a portion of my menu for a 29 day river trip in Peru set to begin on June 4th, 2014. I am responsible for feeding a group...

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Everything Fit Within the Airlines Weight Limits!

May 1, 2014
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Everything Fit Within the Airlines Weight Limits!

  This is how I packed all my whitewater catarafting equipment for a month long expedition on the Rio Marañon in Peru. I did this excursion in 2013. It...

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NRS Article: Fun was the Point, Enlightenment was the Result

March 30, 2014
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NRS Article: Fun was the Point, Enlightenment was the Result

When the angry mob in the highlands of Guatemala got out ropes, gasoline, and then made the hand gesture of slicing necks, I did not have to speak Mayan...

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“Go Light” Rogue River Trip – August 7-10

February 7, 2014
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“Go Light” Rogue River Trip – August 7-10

Do you love rivers and rafting but wish you could keep the logistics simple – less gear, easier (but still tasty) meals, and lighter boats? If so, this trip...

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NRS Article: Peru´s Rio Maranon. Is it Another Grand Canyon?

January 25, 2014
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NRS Article: Peru´s Rio Maranon. Is it Another Grand Canyon?

Is Peru’s Rio Marañon really another Grand Canyon? I had to go see for myself. This is what I learned. My expectations for a trip down the Rio Marañon, through...

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NRS Article: Cascada! Fear and Dread on the Rio Sirupa – First Cataraft Descent

December 9, 2013
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NRS Article: Cascada! Fear and Dread on the Rio Sirupa – First Cataraft Descent

Healthy fear is part of boating smart, but sometimes fear can cloud our judgment. In this article I recount one such time on Mexico’s Rio Sirupa. The monsoonal rain...

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American Whitewater Article: “Lacey Anderson: Whitewater Maven”

November 30, 2013
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American Whitewater Article: “Lacey Anderson: Whitewater Maven”

In the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of AW (American Whitewater) I am honored to be profiled for a series called Women in Whitewater. - LACEY ANDERSON: WHITEWATER MAVEN - Lacey...

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NRS Article: Expedition to the “Grand Canyon of the Amazon”

October 15, 2013
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NRS Article: Expedition to the “Grand Canyon of the Amazon”

I peeled down to my bikini and slid into the hottest pool at sunflower hot springs on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. One of the...

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Make Romaine Lettuce Last Longer

September 12, 2013
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NRS Article: “Exploration by Raft”

September 1, 2013
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NRS Article: “Exploration by Raft”

It was a hot tropical fall evening in Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico. I found myself tossing and turning on yet another lumpy Mexican mattress. I was finally slipping into...

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Off to Mexico and …

August 11, 2013
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Off to Mexico and …

Well, we finally did it this time! The staff at Go Light Outdoors (Neil and Lacey) are off on another grand adventure. We will be heading into northern Mexico...

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Newest Cookbook Now Available as an E-book for Kindle
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This cookbook is a meal plan that contains recipes for breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dinner, and dessert with Absolutely No Cooking.

With this collection of recipes, you too can eat well in camp without using a stove, fuel, charcoal, or other heat source! You don’t need a Dutch oven, frying pan or cooking pots; you don’t even have to boil water. Because no fuels are used for cooking, it is Eco-Friendly too.

Tips from the ebook

Tip # 1 – Keeping Foods Fresh

  • Purchase fruits and vegetables right before your trip.

    Select the freshest without any bruising or discoloration.

    Wash produce just before use, not when purchased.

    Keep the food dry and out of the full sun, move to shade whenever possible.

    Check the produce everyday for moisture and condensation. If it does become damp, dry off, check for bad spots and repackage the dry undamaged produce.

    The saying, “it only take one bad apple to spoil the whole barrel” holds true.

    Produce will keep in hot weather without being under ice, but it will need more attention. It is surprising how long produce will last in cooler weather (75 degrees and less) if you follow the tips above.

Tip # 2 – Freshness Guidelines

  • Medjool Dates
    • Storage Length: Several months
  • Apples
    • Storage Length:1 month
    • Special Care: Tart apples (like Granny Smith) keep the longest. Do not store with citrus.
  • Citrus – oranges, lemons
    • Storage Length:1 month
    • Special Care: Do not store with apples.
  • Green Cabbage
    • Storage Length: 3 weeks
    • Special Care: Wrap in towels or some sort of protective cover.
  • English Cucumber
    • Storage Length: 2 weeks
    • Special Care: “English Cucumbers” wrapped in cellophane last the longest.
  • Carrots
    • Storage Length: 2 weeks
    • Special Care: Store with tops off.
  • Broccoli
    • Storage Length: 1 week
  • Green Bell Peppers
    • Storage Length: 5 days
    • Special Care: Buy green bell peppers because they will begin to ripen and turn yellow and red.
  • Jicama
    • Storage Length: 5 days
  • Romaine Lettuce
    • Storage Length:
    • Special Care: Peel the lettuce leaves off of lettuce core and roll in paper towels into the cylinder shape and put into green bags. See the demonstration video on this blog.
  • Green onions
    • Storage Length: 3 days