Trekology Chair Review! ~~~~ Reviews by Rene’

Hello Readers!  I am excited to share with you a new product I used this weekend!  I was needing a chair to carry along on my hikes, so I reached out to TREKOLOGY for an opportunity to review their product. The company has been a very pleasant company to work with, and was very responsive, and happy to collaborate. My Compact Portable Camping Chair with Adjustable Height  showed up very quickly, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. 

The chair fit perfectly, strapped to the bottom of my pack.  Of course, if I were going to take this chair on an extended back packing trip, I would have to reconsider where to place it.  I discovered after putting it back on my pack, after this photo was taken, that there are slots on the chair bag that my pack straps run through, to give it an even more secure and balanced fit.  

Hendrix was curious about this new item I was playing with on our hike! 

Set up was extremely easy!!  I kind of giggled the first time, because it was like having a transformer in your hands.  It just kind of starts putting itself together, when you unstrap the frame.  It has a hinge design, like newer tent poles, which are made of aluminum alloy.  The legs are adjustable for a bit of flexibility in height of the chair.  After the couple minutes it takes to put the frame together, just attach the polyester seat, which holds up to 300 lbs.  It feels very secure and sturdy when sitting in it!

I like this chair very much.  With that said, I would love to see Trekology lighten the chair up some.  It weighs 2 lbs.  I am not sure I would take this chair on an extended back packing adventure.  I will, however, take it on my shorter hikes, which are almost all of mine, and camping, sporting events, back yard BBQs.  

Now to improve my “boot rest” options, as this just didn’t feel right!  And it was only tolerated 2.5 seconds! 

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KANSAS! You Got Some Awesomeness Going On!

KANSAS!  I have to apologize to you!  I grew up there until age 13, and then just got moved to Missouri.  I was moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma when I was 17, which is also quite close to you Kansas!  I honestly never knew you were so cool!!

I was looking for a place to just chill for what we Americans call Labor Day Weekend.    A little about Labor Day here! 

It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.”

My trusty All Trails app led me to Elk City State Park!  While I was going for a more laid back kind of weekend, there is ample opportunity ahead to get some serious hiking in!  Camping at this park was a very relaxing time.  The grounds are immaculate, with even the primitive sites having plush grass.

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Being the holiday weekend, the park was pretty full, with the usual chatters, laughter, bicycle riders, boats, campers, tents, etc.  With all the usual hustle and bustle of a camp ground, there was still a very relaxed and calm feeling about this place.  The layout  seemed to be well thought out, and the flow of movement around the park was easy breezy.  If you were not fortunate enough to get one of the many prime spots to camp, access to the great things about this park is still a few steps away.  We landed a spot right on the point, at Sunset Point.  WOW!  Does it live up to it’s name!

Being the holiday weekend, the park was pretty full, with the usual chatters, laughter, bicycle riders, boats, campers, tents, etc. With all the usual hustle and bustle of a camp ground, there was still a very relaxed and calm feeling about this place.  The layout  seemed to be well thought out, and the flow of movement around the park was easy breezy.  If you were not fortunate enough to get one of the many prime spots to camp, access to the great things about this park is still a few steps away.  We landed a spot right on the point, at Sunset Point.  WOW!  Does it live up to it’s name! 

Even Hendrix The Hiking Dog was impressed!!

Our awesome Teton tent looks pretty cool right here, too.  I set it up by myself for the first time.  Piece of cake! 

We would not be able to go on an adventure without squeezing in at least a little hike, so we took the 1 mile jaunt on the Green Thumb Nature Trail.  Don’t let the 1 mile thing fool ya though.  It is rated as moderate, and I think that I would agree with that, as there is some climbing involved, but not too much. 

The only negative I found on this trail, and I know nothing of making and maintaining hiking trails, so forgive my ignorance, if that is the case.  And I am oh so thankful that these trails are there!  When clearing the trails, the trees that are left on the trail are not trimmed what I would call “flush”, so there are a lot of places that have what I would see as hazardous points, if one would fall on them. 

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While I feel like I have missed out on a special place for a lot of years, I am definitely looking forward to more FUN there!

  Maybe we will tackle the 15 mile Elk River Hiking Trail in the near future! So many hikes, so little time!  

THE END!! 

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Back To The Basics ~~~~~ And It Is Easy Breezy!

Before we jump into the fun stuff, let me start with telling you about a store bought treat that I was using.  I had used, several times, Golden Rewards treats from Walmart, with what seemed to be success.  While buying another bag, and new flavor, (sweet potato wrapped in chicken), I decided to check, when I got home, if I could get products from the company to promote.  

Well, it took me a couple days to get to my research, and what I found were articles about dogs who had gotten sick from eating these specific treats.  Also, in this time frame, I had fed our pups 3 treats each.  When my husband and I went out for dinner and then came back, we found poor Hendrix in a kennel full of poo!  His tummy was very upset for a couple days.  After a not-so-fun clean up job, I grabbed the treats to throw them away.  On the way to the trash I read the back closer, and had not noticed before, (not sure why since I almost always check), they were made in China!  

So, back to the basics for treats at our house!  

While I try to choose more healthy ingredients for making the dogs treats, I don’t stress it too much.  For me, it just feels good knowing exactly what is in the treats, and that I know they are fresh.  You could use “better” flour options but this is what I had on hand.

4 Cups Flour

2 Eggs

3/4 Cup Applesauce

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Mix all ingredients together with peanut butter being last!  I used a spoon for a little bit, and then I finished mixing it together with my hands! 

 

Roll out on a flat surface to 1/4 inch and use any cookie cutters  you have on hand. Dogs don’t care what they look like! LOL! 

I placed the treats on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.  The treats don’t really expand, so you can put them pretty close together.  Bake in a 350 degree, preheated, oven for approximately 20 minutes.  They will be dry and starting to brown on the edges when done.  Completely cool on a wire rack before storing in a container that seals, or a zip lock bag.

Saity has gone hunting with her man human, so she will get to indulge when she gets back!  Hendrix and Bonnie ate their treat rations lickety split!! 

Happy treat making!!! 

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