Category: Lifestyle

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Getting in Shape for Hiking Season

Hike Season begins today. Over the next 10 weeks, I will build up to a 20 mile hike carrying a backpack loaded at 20% of my body weight. I started conditioning in January with...

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What I Pack for the Chicago Marathon

For the fourth year, I will be part of the Medical Communication Team at the Chicago Marathon this weekend. Not only is the event a great time, it is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. If...

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Everyday Carry

Everyday Carry refers to items you keep on a consistent basis for normal everyday needs. People who work in a warehouse may carry a pocket knife or box cutter and gloves. Nurses or Paramedics...

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Gear: Victorinox SwissCard

Leave it to Victorinox to make a multi-tool that redefines the concept. The SwissCard is a small, credit card-sized multi-tool that I keep in my Everyday Carry bag. It has everything you expect from...

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My Jeep Wave Score

The Jeep Wave is a courtesy extended between Jeep owners that goes back as far was World War II. The wave acknowledges a shared understanding and appreciation of the Jeep’s amazing capabilities and the...

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Merit Badge Training

Rainbow Council held a special training course for Boy Scout Merit Badges here in Joliet. I have been a counselor for several years, but never had any formal training on how to manage the...

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How to Find Time for a Hobby

No matter how hard we try, there are just 24 hours in a day. And no matter how much harder we try, our to-do lists never get shorter. Fortunately, there is a unexpected hack...