Living Little Life

What is “living little life?”  To me, this is somewhat of my mantra.  I look at “living little life” as a way to remind myself to be intentional in the way that I live, specifically, in the way that I live my life with my family and those that I love.  Several years...
Nilla Wafer Fruit Bowl

Nilla Wafer Fruit Bowl

How many of you thought that to enjoy backpacking or hiking you were stuck with boring, bland,  freeze-dried meals?  Well, I was one of those people until I decided to try to ramp things up and experiment and try new recipes.

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Quick & Easy Smoked Meat

Quick & Easy Smoked Meat

Have you ever found yourself craving some delicious smoked meat?  Come on now anyone that likes cooked meat has.  Well, I found myself in that scary situation a few days ago.  I wanted smoked meat and didn’t have the days and hours needed to marinate, rub, and babysit...

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Who is Chef Dan?

Who is Chef Dan?

Knowing how important nature is to my emotional wellbeing, I do everything I can to involve those that I love in outdoor activities. I want my family and friends to see the benefits that spending the day hanging in a hammock, backpacking, hunting, or fishing can offer them. The best way I know to do that is to take them along. That is why I started this adventure. I want to combine my love for the outdoors and merge it with my enjoyment of cooking for the people that I love. 

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Nilla Wafer Fruit Bowl

Nilla Wafer Fruit Bowl

How many of you thought that to enjoy backpacking or hiking you were stuck with boring, bland,  freeze-dried meals?  Well, I was one of those people until I decided to try to ramp things up and experiment and try new recipes.

read more
Quick & Easy Smoked Meat

Quick & Easy Smoked Meat

Have you ever found yourself craving some delicious smoked meat?  Come on now anyone that likes cooked meat has.  Well, I found myself in that scary situation a few days ago.  I wanted smoked meat and didn’t have the days and hours needed to marinate, rub, and babysit...

read more