Author Archive: Erik Miller

Less talking and more doing. Focusing my lifestyle on rhythms and adventures, I would rather build than buy, reason than fight, and participate than watch. I appreciate friends, relaxation, athletics, and the outdoors. Bring it, but bring it without anger. I don't do chores on the weekend! You will find me on the peak, in the water, on the trail, in the gym, and next to the camp fire.

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New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

Feb

15

New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

ONE OF THE more interesting new subcompact conceal carry pistols to hit the market this year is coming from Remington — yes, Remington. The new handgun is the R51, a 9mm +P that is designed with an easy point-and-shoot grip with low muzzle rise. Remington says they designed the R51 to excel in situations where […]

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Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

Feb

8

Snowfall Ready: Gloves and Sleds for Backyard Boys and Beyond

IF THE SNOW is falling and you’re huddled up next to a fire, you’re missing out on all the fun. I admit, I am writing this post because I failed my boys by not being ready for snow in two simple ways: I didn’t have a sled or good gloves. Clearly, a man needs both […]

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Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

Nov

26

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

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QUICK ANSWER: YES, the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak is well-built for the $500+ price tag. I have been using the Sport Fisher for fishing with my boys who are ages ten and seven. If we are paddling around a lake, but not fishing, all three of us can comfortable ride. When we start fishing, it […]

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Always Take Action on ‘Last Call’ Moments — Even Beyond the Bar

Oct

26

Always Take Action on ‘Last Call’ Moments — Even Beyond the Bar

Is there any moment better than the “last call” moment? Last call means you must act. If you’re in a bar drinking with your buddies, you must order or forfeit your final drink. When last call is made, a little stream of adrenaline shoots through your body, and it’s a bigger stream when you realize […]

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52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

Jul

12

52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

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  Beacon Rock is the last standing remnants of the core of an ancient volcano. It stands an 848-foot monolith in the Columbia Basin on the Washington side.  Ice-age floods cut and gashed their way through the Columbia River Gorge eroding all of the volcano except the massive Beacon Rock. There is a nicely cut trail with […]

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Adventure Like A Rock Star – Create A Personal Entertainment Calculation

Jun

22

Adventure Like A Rock Star – Create A Personal Entertainment Calculation

Rock Stars love excess.  Some rock stars are living lifestyles that require hundreds of thousands of dollars monthly to maintain.  Lifestyles with expensive toys, multiple houses, and many luxuries but all of those extras have to be maintained.  I know many people who have high priced toys and gear sitting in their garages, rarely used. Some […]

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