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Recipe: Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

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Part of the fun of camp cooking is overwhelming your friends' taste buds with mind-blowing and exceptionally good food and hearing them go, "Oh. Mmmmph. Uggggggh. Ohhhhhh." Warm, steamy baked goods or just about anything brewed in a dutch oven are sure-fire winners. So why not do both at the same time?

The 3-Year-Old Who Does it All: Climbing, Skating, Bike Riding, and Surfing

Seriously, there is no shortage of Youtube videos of little kids surfing. Yet who could ever get tired of watching them? Check out little Triston Gailey who gets big stoke from staying active with his dad. This short video from Yahoo gives us the quick highlights of the grom rock climbing, surfing, skateboarding, bike riding and more.

The little dude shocked his father, Todd, one day on the surfboard. Triston asked to ride on his belly to give it a shot, so out on the water Todd gave him a little push on a ripple and to his surprise, Triston popped up onto his feet to ride the wave.

Not surprisingly, his dad Todd says that Triston excels quickly and is the "most coordinated three-year-old he's ever seen." But, he also admits, "I’ve had to teach a little bit of fear into him."

Here's a fun few minutes for you this morning.

The Sunday Morning Chillax is here while you're enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet morning as your kids, hopefully, sleep in. No need to read, this is always a video; something to give you happy thoughts about mountains, fresh air, stoke, fun, or being outside. Enjoy. Relax. And, um, not guaranteed to be weekly — hey, you get what you pay for, but it's a dang good bargain.

The Story of How a Foster Dad and Daughter Hiked 52 Peaks Together

dan szczesny 001Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered the joys and tribulations of raising a baby into a bright young child and beyond.

But that's not the case for everybody. It certainly wasn't for Dan Szczesny who suddenly and without much warning became the caretaker for a pair of twin 9-year-olds . . .

The Truth About Poisoned Halloween Candy

It may be that the only devils out there are the ones in costume. You know how they get when they've had too much candy.

While we all have some quirky neighbors—perhaps our neighbors believe we're the weird ones—it seems that on Halloween night they might not be lacing their candy with lye and rat poison or not even handing out razors and used hypodermic needles. Joel Best is a sociology professor from University of Delaware who's been researching the phenomenally generalized fear of tainted Halloween candy. He's studied news reports as far back as 1958, and though he's found some wild stories, the truth of the matter might surprise you. "No child has ever died or been seriously injured by contaminated Halloween treats," he says.

Read on . . .

Photo of The Day: Stuck

Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L | Setting: f/14, 1/125, ISO 100
toyota land cruiser stuck in mud

I stopped and looked around for another way. He, on the other hand, rolled by me on the passenger side, draped a wrist at 12:00 on the wheel, and entered the sludge at a creep. Life as we knew it unfolded in slow motion. The front tires touched the water and went down. They didn't stop, but they sank with such a dreamy, cartoonish pace that those of us watching had enough time to process, react, and theorize. So, we laughed . . .

A Sure-Fire Way to Improve Your Roof Top Tent

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You know one major problem with owning a roof top tent - and I don't care if it's an Eezi-Awn, a Hannibal, or a Technitop, the problem is the same: they're super comfortable, super easy to set up and take down, and they're super irritating because you're still stuck with a headlamp attached to your head if you have any care at all to read a book or put on some jammies.

Seriously, it's like going to an awesome world famous pizzeria with incredible pie, but you have to bring your own cheese. Or worse, it's like going to Mom's house and having to cook your own meals.

Roof top tents have comfy mattresses, superior tent walls and all that jazz but they don't have lights inside. Which is a deficiency of epic proportions. A giant-sized "WTF?"

The Sunday Morning Chillax: This Old Car by David Wilcox

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Iffy territory this music thing. Good chance you and I don't exactly share the same taste. So let me put it like this: singer and song writer David Wilcox handles the stage all by himself with an acoustic guitar and a mountain of stories; in his shows you'll climb that mountain. Along the way, he'll build a little fire and tell the stories. And this one? Told from the point of view of 16-year-old minivan that's been around since the first days of a family's new baby. As a fairly enthusiastic car guy myself, I enjoy this little number . . .

What Happens At An Autumn Campfire After The Kids Go To Bed

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All the elements were in place for this little multi-family autumn getaway a couple of weeks ago. A sea of camp chairs, a near-empty foil tray that used to have a few dozen of Tori's special home made cookies, aspen trees turning a sun-yellow color, headlamps on heads, special kids-only tent filled with community toys, fading glow sticks on the ground, yawning children slouching in their dads' laps, a fabulous moon, a sky full of stars, friendly chatter and jokes . . .

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