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Tips And Tricks for Living In A Van: Adam Nawrot, Fueled by Cricket Flour Protein

A few tips from a year of car living - Avoid #vanstrife and the keys to rubber tramping.  By: Adam Nawrot   Follow : @Radam_Gnawrot Just because you’re living out of a car doesn’t mean you have to smell and look like you're living out of a car. Here are some quick tips for keeping you and your vehicle fresh on the road.  1. Always stock your cupboard with a Chapul Sampler 24-pack of cricket flour energy bars and at least one pound of cricket flour high protein powder.   2. Baby Wipes are your best friend. A quick “Dirt-bag Shower” every night will help keep the funk under control. My vote goes toward unscented products. 3. Keep the car smelling good....

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How To Climb On A Dime

HOW TO CLIMB ON A DIME by Mark Evans For many, climbing can be an expensive hobby. Climbing is a gear-intensive activity, requiring shoes, ropes, harnesses, gear, gym memberships, guide books, etc. And if you're anything like me, you probably don't have mountains of cash lying around that you can just spend willy-nilly! So, I'd like to share are a few ideas that might make the transition into the climbing world a little less painful. CONSIDER BOULDERING If you know me personally, you're probably thinking: "WHAT?! Did he just suggest bouldering?!? I thought he never boulders?!" Well, never is a strong word, although I do personally find my passion in other aspects of climbing. But when it comes down to...

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Eating Crickets in Moab

Eating insects is easy: start with crickets! Entomophagy: the practice of eating insects Utah was put on the map when our founder Pat Crowley pitched edible cricket flour as an alternative protein source. This disrupted previously well-defined relationships in the food industry. Eklecticafe in Moab quickly became one of our top supporters. Meandering through Utah's vast variety of landscapes often leads to the town of Moab. Known for its hot desert landscape, unparalleled sunsets, sandstone arches, and expansive towers, it brings a heavy flow of tourist traffic.   Open only for breakfast and lunch, Eklectic is the hot spot for an early bite before hitting the trails. Don't let the line out the door deter you. The turnaround time is astonishingly fast and there is...

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What Happens When Consumers See “cricket flour” On A Label?

Cricket Flour on a Label? The Outcome Is Not What You Would Expect: What happens when Western food marketers blend novel food items, such as insect protein, with more commonly accepted ingredients? A recent study suggests that may be an effective strategy. Researchers from the Division of Human Nutrition at the Wageningen University in The Netherlands recently investigated the extent to which consuming novel food ingredients, such as insects, is shaped by beliefs held by a consumer before they ever eat the actual product. What they found has implications for marketers and producers of novel food products in Western countries. Hui Shan Grace Tan, Claudia Joyce Tibboel, and Markus Stieger jointly published the study, “Why do unusual novel foods like...

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A New Protein on the Block: CRICKETS

Jessica Cockerham's Introduction To Eating Cricket Flour Much of my extracurricular time is spent analyzing, pondering, and researching the best possible way to fuel my body. You could describe it as complete and utter fascination. I am absorbed by how our bodies respond to food and how we can tweak that to optimize how we both feel and perform. I’ve experimented with several different ways of eating (in chronological order): Paleo Ketogenic IIFYM (if it fits your macros) Vegetarian Vegan  Vegan + IIFYM Flexible vegan, plant-based + the occasional animal protein Thhhat’s a lot. Yet I don't see it as hyper-restrictive. I'm driven by experimentation and curiosity. What I’ve learned is that my body both feels and recovers best on: 1. Lots of green...

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