Meet the Rogues on the Road. Matt an avid outdoorsman and former science teacher turned distiller. And Rich the "Brit", a city slicker who moved to the US and works in special education. Matt and Rich embrace their cultural differences and come together each week to discuss food, travel, booze and everything in between. Laugh and learn along the way as they sample fun bites & beverages, embrace challenges, meet unique guests and even play a few pranks. So, listen in as they gather around the microphone alongside their sound engineer: The Standby Gypsy.
Beverage of the week: Earth Eagle brewing / Foraged Beer / “pisner”
New & Goods:
Rich: British Xmas Experience / Florida / Sous Vide re-visit
Matt: Maine coast experience / lobster & scallops & recipe
Dog sledding Rich: expensive vs non expensive option /
Wintergreen is a lavish option in Minnesota A "hands-on" experience during which you'll have a chance to try it all: harnessing & driving dog teams, setting camp, fire building, outdoor cookery, building snow shelters and more. How do you feel about that???
New England Dog sledding is in Maine. Less expensive with lots of options including an adaptive program
Muddy Paws in NH $212 per person for a 3 hour tour. Not bad!
Rich & Matt 6th annual Art Sled Derby February 10 on our FB page.
Step 1: Grab an already existing sled, or anything that will slide on the snow.
Ice Fishing Matt: Expensive vs non-expensive starts
Safety first: Know your ice! Not all ice freezes the same thicknes.
For new, clear ice only. Double if white snow ice
Under 4" - STAY OFF
4" - Ice fishing or other activities on foot
5" - 7" - Snowmobile or ATV
8" - 12" - Car or small pickup
12" - 15" - Medium truck
Safety essentials. Beer, Low profile PFD, throw bag, chisel stick, Ice pick around neck, whistle, know what to do in case of emergency
Essentials Gear: Warm clothes, 24-36” rod, auger, skimmer, Chisel stick, jigs or live bait, sled, 1-2 plastic buckets (seats). Amazon has starter kit for $99
Additional equipment: Tip ups, Shelter or shanty, heater, spear fishing, clubbing, can be very elaborate! Beer & food very elaborate set ups.
Wrap up: Heading out skiing..mountains are great and the ice is thick!