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Chris Swanda
A technology creator and adopter, wilderness survivalist, and a polymath looking for more. I was lucky to be a Dude from Discovery Channel's Dude You're Screwed Season 2. Follow along as I have some cool projects in the works.
A technology creator and adopter, wilderness survivalist, and a polymath looking for more. I was lucky to be a Dude from Discovery Channel's Dude You're Screwed Season 2. Follow along as I have some cool projects in the works.

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So on Reddit a month or two ago, I read an AMA, where this guy is walking across the US from Delaware to California on the ADT. Since the ADT crosses through Olathe, KS (where I live), I told him he is welcome to crash at our place, restock and resupply his provisions, get some real food and take a break. So, Devon shows up in Kansas City yesterday and takes us up on his offer.

Awesome dude. Outstanding conversations; about packs, ADT, weight, survival, food, environments, etc.... virtually everything under the sun. I upgraded his knife to a Mora Bushcraft knife and upgraded his fire steel to a Light My Fire Army model.

Some people in this world sit back and say, "I wish I had done....". Devon sold everything he owned, was dropped off in Delaware and walked 1700 miles, to date, thus far doing what people wished that they could have done. Good on you brother!

Safe travels and glad to have had you stay with our family.

Follow him on Facebook...


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We had a great day today at +Game Plan Experts open house and book signing. Lots of great things to come in the near future.
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If anyone has a Toyota (or Lexus), and their power doors quit working, just let me know. It only costs $6 per door and 30 minutes of time to fix it.

The dealer wanted $250+ per door to do it. 
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Hey +Spencer Petersen. +Game Plan Experts will be in Salt Lick City in the next few months. You said you wanted to get prepared, so here is your chance. I will probably not be there, but Shawn and Bob will be glad to fill in for me. Follow them here or Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or ...

Plus I'll be sure to remind you too.

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First, I so want to go to Japan just to watch TV one day.

Secondly, this would be great to replace Cornhole as an activity at BBQ's and football games.

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Since my fermented hot sauces are done, figured I would dehydrate the mash that was leftover. Once it is dried, I'll grind it up to add to BBQ sauces or some other thing that needs a bit of spice.

I have been meaning to make Magic Mushroom Powder, and this might kick it up a notch.

Magic Mushroom Powder 

Makes about 4 cups — fills 12 (2.7-ounce) jars


* 3 ounces dried porcini mushrooms
* 2 cups Diamond Crystal Kosher salt
* 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
* 2 tablespoons dried thyme
* 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper


* Measuring cups
* Measuring spoons
* Glass mixing bowls of various sizes
* Food processor or powerful blender
* Spoon
* Label paper (full-sheet)
* 12 Weck Mini Mold Jars (2.7 ounces)
* Parchment Paper


Measure out all your ingredients. 

In my original recipe, I used a spice grinder to pulverize the mushrooms—but to blitz this larger amount of dried porcinis, you’d be wise to use a higher-volume food processor or super-powered blender.

Dump your dried ’shrooms in the food processor and pulse a few times to chop them up uniformly. If the lid of your food processor isn’t on tight, a fine mist of mushroom dust will erupt from the crack, so check the seal before you continue blitzing.

Next, turn the processor on for 2 minutes or as long as it takes for the mushrooms to break down into a fine powder. (If you use a super-charged blender like a Vitamix, you’ll finish in less time.)

Warning: Do not open the container immediately after switching off your processor. A mushroom cloud will literally explode out of the top and you’ll find yourself coughing up Magic Mushroom Powder for the next few minutes. Instead, be patient and let the powder settle before you open it.

In a large bowl, combine the powdered mushrooms, salt…

…red pepper flakes, dried thyme…

…and freshly cracked black pepper.

Stir well to combine. 

Once the red pepper flakes are evenly distributed, you’re all set!
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I am pleased to announce me joining the Advisory Board of +Game Plan Experts. I am surrounding myself with some outstanding individuals, where collectively we will build the future success of Game Plan Experts. Please follow them here on G+, Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram so you do not miss any updates. There are some exciting things coming here in the near future.

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This is seriously the best Twitter account ever. I haven't laugh cried in a long time....
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