have always enjoyed cooking on a smoker. My experience has always been with a
wood smoker while spending the day tending to the tinder box, attempting to maintain
the temperature while checking the tinder box every twenty to thirty minutes or
so. It was an enjoyable but very time-consuming process. Que in the Camp Chef
recently picked up the new Camp Chef Woodwind Pro with the Sidekick. The first
time that I cooked on the WoodWind Pro – The Sky’s opened up and the angels
sang! WOW! This pellet smoker gives you so much control of time, temperature
and flavor. I cannot get enough of it. I have been cooking on my Camp Chef all
summer long smoking brisket, pork roasts, vegetables, jalapeno poppers and so
much more with no end in sight. There was no more hovering over the smoker to
make sure that the temps were correct and maintained. I set the temperature,
filled the hopper with hickory pellets placed a pork butt on the smoker low and
slow and went to the beach for a few hours! If that is not enough and you want
to maintain a little more control over your smoker – You can use the Bluetooth
feature and monitor what you are smoking right through your phone.
you would like to enhance the smokey flavor to whatever you are cooking, you
can add wood chunks, wood chips or char coal to the smoke box. You can add any
type of wood. Hickory, mesquite, apple, cherry – whatever your pallet desires.
Sidekick mounts easily to the Woodwind Pro by replacing the side shelf with the
Sidekick. This is a really nice edition to your smoker. It operates off of
propane but you can boil corn or whatever else you would like cook or you can
use the fry-top feature to cook a steak, make bacon, eggs, pancakes – you are
only limited by your imagination. The Woodwind Pro24, Sidekick package gives
you everything that you would need to create an outdoor feast for family and
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Of course, we all want to keep firearms
away from children and others who shouldn’t have them, but we also need to have
them readily accessible. Home and vehicle safes are important, but there is
also a desire have immediate access in an emergency.
Do an online search for firearm storage and
you will find a vast array of gun safes but having a device for your firearm
that enables you to store it anywhere you choose is a game changer.
Enter the patented GoSafeTM mobile
With two options, the GoSafe allows you to
either use the mobile magazine, which holds 10 rounds or store your firearm
unloaded with the GoSafe Mobile Safe.
The Camlock lock secures your firearm until
you are ready to use it and may help lessen your liability if the firearm is lost
or stolen. Each sturdy GoSafe unit is outfitted with a unique-to-user key, that
the user can put safely away. The handy
key easily fits into the device giving you access in seconds.
home and vehicle safes are important but limit the accessibility you have and
traditional cable and lock methods can be cumbersome hard to access quickly.
GoSafe allows you to securely carry your
firearm holstered, in your handbag or briefcase, vehicle or anywhere you want
Key advisors for the GoSafe include Dianne
Muller, founder of the DC Project, Mark Geist, member of the Annex Security
Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and co-author of
the bestselling book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in
Benghazi and John McDonald, COO for the Council for School Safety Leadership.
Currently the GoSafe is compatible with
Glock 17, 17L,19x,22 (40 Cal), 24,34,35 (40 Cal), 45 and Glock 19 and 23
(40Cal). Units for Smith and Wesson M&P and Sig Sauer models will be
released soon. The GoSafe Mobile Safe retails for $79.99 and the GoSafe Mobile
Magazine retails for $99.99.
Check out the GoSafe website for more
I have been using cast iron cook wear from
GSI Outdoors for a long time. I recently purchased their 10 inch Deep
Fryer with the lid and as usual, I am extremely happy with the product. I have
been cooking with it all summer long on my firepit. It is such a versatile
addition to your cooking arsenal. It is a deep-dish frying pan with a number of
applications but I have used it as a small Dutch oven as well. The actual
measurements are 16.1”x10.6”x5.3” and weighs 8.1 pounds. Yes, I know. But if
you are accustom to cooking with cast iron, this is light weight.
The Guidecast Deep Fryer has a corrosive
resistant finish. It has a polished interior for easy cooking and cleaning.
Although I prefer to use it to cook outdoors on an open fire, it cooks just as
well indoors. I am very happy with the performance.
10 inch Deep Fryer for Outdoor Cooking | GSI Outdoors