Posts made in April, 2012

Sin Represas; two of the world’s wildest rivers to be gagged forever…

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Alternative Energy, Conservation | 0 comments

Sin represas = Without dams; This is the message on thousands of Chileans’ lips. Chilean Patagonia is the most pristine wilderness we have ever set foot in. Tumbling waterfalls, towering snow-capped fjords, glaciers unfolding into pristine valleys, heaving with wildlife. We sailed for weeks without seeing a single human being; our mouths just hanging open in a wilderness of superlatives. Yet in the Aysén region of Patagonia, five massive hydroelectric dams schemes have just been approved by the Chilean government on the Rios Baker and Pascua ‘two of the world’s wildest rivers’...

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How do you fuel a 5000 mile run?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Food and Nutrition, Running, The Run Up | 0 comments

As a general rule, as runners Kath and I tend to fall into the old school of nutritional fulfillment – eat plenty of good fresh food (emphasis on the plenty!), prepare as much as possible your self, listen to our bodies requirements and respond quickly, and keep clear of nutritional supplements unless absolutely necessary. The 5000mileproject will require extreme endurance , not fast athlete-like performance, but how will we meet our nutritional intake requirment whilst on the road, far from shops and our own galley? Fear not. There is a valuable market  competing to help us fuel up as...

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Yerba Mate

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Food and Nutrition | 0 comments

What is it?                               Herbal drink extracted from the plant Ilex paraguariensis, served in a gourd!   Supposed Benefits:             Alertness,  free-radical fighting anti-oxidents, ………………….. Active Ingredients:            Anti-oxidents, caffeine, et al The Downside:                      Potential increased cancer risk, esp throat/bowel Famous Proponents:         Charles Darwin, plus 90% of Argentinians and Uruguayans   Our experience: Yerba Mate is everywhere in Argentine and Uruguay,...

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