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Stop Dreaming and Take Action!

August 10, 2014
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Stop Dreaming and Take Action!

Hey Ladies - Where do you dream of taking your next boating trip? Guatemala, Nepal, Mexico, Peru? Stop Dreaming and Join Me! See the new Facebook group for information on upcoming river adventures! The FB group is called “Women´s Water Expeditions”. I am currently living along the Rio Lanquin in Guatemala and just completed some rivers in Mexico on...

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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 of 19 hungry boaters breakfast, lunch, and dinner for at least 8 days. True, the majority of the food will...

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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 was really surprising to me how well the packing and transportation of all this equipment onto an airplane went! It...

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Fun was the Point, Enlightenment was the Result

March 30, 2014
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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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Peru´s Rio Maranon. Is it Another Grand Canyon?

January 25, 2014
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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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Cascada! Fear and Dread on the Rio Sirupa – First Cataraft Descent

December 9, 2013
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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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Upper Rio Bavispe – Sonora, Mexico

November 16, 2013
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Upper Rio Bavispe – Sonora, Mexico

Our first river south of the border for 2013 was the upper Rio Bavispe. This reportedly is a Class III-IV run with one Class IV that may be difficult...

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Expedition to the “Grand Canyon of the Amazon”

October 15, 2013
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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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“Exploration by Raft”

September 1, 2013
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“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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Map Madness

July 30, 2013
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Map Madness

Maps, Maps, and more Maps!  Don’t forget to study those graphs too! What kind of maps and graphs? topographical maps, road maps, GPS maps, Google Earth, hydrology graphs, climate...

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A Stronger NRS

June 29, 2013
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A Stronger NRS

The new and improved NRS online catalog has a stronger and easier to read format. I really like the way my cookbook page looks on their revised online catalog....

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CANOE & KAYAK Article – “Exposed” (Lacey Anderson Profile)

May 3, 2013
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CANOE & KAYAK Article – “Exposed” (Lacey Anderson Profile)

“Undercover – Exposing Our Sports Covert Heroes” is the cover title for the article in the May 2013 print issue of the magazine Canoe & Kayak. This last winter while I...

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“Rafting Mexico’s Rio Lacanja”

April 24, 2013
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“Rafting Mexico’s Rio Lacanja”

It was the end of the world, according to the Mayan calendar and I found myself once again in the land of the Maya; preparing to row a gear...

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Newest Cookbook Now Available

April 8, 2013
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Newest Cookbook Now Available

Newest Cookbook Now Available as an E-book for Kindle or download the FREE Kindle Reading App and read on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. Camp cooking expert Lacey Anderson, author...

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Rio Urique, Copper Canyon Mexico – First Commercial Descent

March 15, 2013
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Rio Urique, Copper Canyon Mexico – First Commercial Descent

It’s been 10 years, let’s do it again! Doug Rhodes of Pariso Del Oso and I organized the first commercial descent of the Urique river in Copper Canyon, Mexico. After...

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Newest Cookbook Now Available as an E-book for Kindle
If you don't have a Kindle, download the FREE Kindle Reading App and read on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.

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