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Perfect Carbonation

Tips for Perfect Carbonation

First let's break down all the components of the Pat's Carbonator Bottle System:CapReaction CupBottleCompanion CupActivator PacketsBeer or Soda Concentrate PacketsThe cap has a lever on the top and a small blue lever lock. The lever allows you to prime the cap by pumping water into it which will be ...
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Getting Ready For The Ski Season

Getting Ready for the Ski Season

Winter is here and it's already shaping up to be a great season! If you haven't gotten out yet, don't worry it's still early season and you've only missed a few powder days. Here are some tips to get you all set for an amazing time this winter.Preseason Ski and Board TuningFirst make sure you have a ...
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Top 5 Pro Camping Tips

Pro Camping Tips

We could make a list of 1,000 average tips for camping, about what to eat, what to bring, what to wear, how to pack, ect. But you’re rad, you already know these things and you don’t need any soccer mom tips about how to roast starbursts over a fire. So we decided to make a small list with just t ...
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A pack doing hard work in Chinese Harbor.

Backpacking Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island is a little known treasure off of Southern California's coast. It is part of the Channel Island's National Park, and is host to some of the most unique backpacking California has to offer. April and May are some of our favorite months to visit the Islands, which makes now a great t ...
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Hiking a sandy portion of the Lost Coast Trail.

Lost Coast Trail

If you’re looking to plan a backpacking trip in March or April, there are quite a few options. One of our favorite springtime destinations is Northern California’s Lost Coast; a 53-mile stretch of rugged, undeveloped, and mountainous coastline. The Lost Coast trail is a beautiful and unique back ...
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Cooking With Pat’s

We’ve been experimenting with using our brew concentrates in place of traditional beer. So far, the results have been great.There are quite a few recipes that call for beer -- from roasted chicken to venison stew; we love the unique sweetness and subtle flavors that beer imparts. In this case, we ...
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