Enjoying a safe and satisfying bike ride is easier when your equipment is in good repair. Fortunately, maintaining your bike well is not a difficult skill to pick up. Top 10 Bike Fixes has a great list of basic repairs with detailed instructions on how to do them. Here are a few to start with:
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It’s a glorious day to be out on a bike, so grab your family and hit the road or a local biking trail! Before you go, make sure you’re familiar with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines for a safe outing
Summer is the prefect time to get your bike on. If you’re newer to riding, Bicycling.com has some excellent tips for helping you safely make the move from low-key recreational biking to biking that will give you a serious workout.
Cooking a fish you’ve just caught yourself only gets better when you have a chance to cook it over a fire after a great day of enjoying the outdoors. If you’re not already an expert woodsman, Earth Easy has great advice on how to build a solid fire you can safely cook over. Once you get the coals going, try our Baked Fish, Spinach and Tomatoes in Foil Packets for an easy, delicious meal.
Last week, we talked about how to get started on catching fish. Let’s pick up from there and pretend that you’ve successfully acquired a fishing license, the appropriate gear, and managed to catch yourself an edible, healthy specimen of fish of sufficient size to keep and eat. Most of us buy fish in the market already skinned, deboned, and most certainly gutted. Fish in the wild need a little extra prep work, and Take Me Fishing has an extensive set of step-by-step instructions for prepping fish in multiple ways.
Fishing is a classic summer pastime. Scaring up a few sunfish doesn’t require much more than a stick, a string and a hook (barbless is ideal if you’re fishing with kids and targeting catch-and-release species). Fresh fish can also be a nutritious, delicious addition to your diet, with the added benefit of fresh air and maybe even a little exercise if you have to hike a ways to get to the best fishing hole. The wall of tackle at the sports shop can be intimidating for beginners, of course, which is why we love Fishingnoob.com. If you’re interested in learning how to catch fish for eating, they’ve got resources to get you started no matter how little you know about fish and the gear it takes to catch them.
Before you go out and drop money on a pole, however, there are a few questions you should look into locally to make sure your fishing is on the up and up.
Over-dried meat entrees are a common risk when you’re grilling, especially because too dry is better than underdone from a food safety perspective. Precision can make a difference, and Food Network has made it easy to hit just what you’re looking for with their handy chart for meat temperatures, comparing the USDA recommended safe minimum temperatures with their recommendations for rare to well.