Badger 5 Waste Disposer Reviews

Badger 5 waste disposer’ is a product from a renowned brand in the appliance field Insinkerator. This post gives details about the product.

Prologue of Badger 5 Waste Disposer:

The essential parts as well as the product’s gist is here-

  • Badger is equipped with a powerful heavy duty motor with ½ horsepower; moreover, this is very much preferred because of the quality of Quiet Dura-Drive® in the induction or single phase motor.
  • The disposer is made up of jagged and galvanized steel construction thereby ensuring the protection and resilience of it.
  • It has a compact design and hence saves space.
  • One of the major issues- drainage is effectively taken care by providing a connection of 1-1/2 inches of cushioned slip joint to the drain. Moreover, this is also connected to the dishwasher. The liquefied waste easily moves into the septic tank or the drainage system.
  • Finally, preparing food becomes more pleasurable with less clutter and smell to be handled around the area.

Where to Buy?

This waste disposer can be directly purchased from the manufacturers from their website: Click Here to Purchase

Badger 5 waste disposer is a real resource to your kitchen with its policy of less garbage bags; it is also cost-effective.

Portable UV Water Purifier 2010 Review

Portable UV Water purifier 2010’ has become one of the ground-breaking inventions that is very useful to mankind, especially for an outdoor person. This is a portable water purification device; the name of the model is SteriPEN Classic Portable UV Ultraviolet Light Water Purifier.

Introduction 
Consolidated view of the portable UV Water Purifier is here-

  • A product by SteriPEN™; pioneer and monopoly over using UV light for purifying water and destroying virus, bacteria and protozoa, irrespective of the source obtained from. It can purify water from tank, lake or even hotel or home water for that matter.
  • Furthermore, handy and hassle-free for travelers. With this purifier, there are no headaches of chemicals, replacement filter, test stripes, pumping or lubricating.
  • To purify 16 ounces of water, the time taken is just 48 seconds.
  • User-friendly operation; it can be operated by just pressing a button. Later on, it automatically switches off once the process is over.

Where to Buy?

After knowing all the wonderful features, if you are eager to buy this product, it is available at: Click Here to Purchase; furthermore, it is priced at $65.00.

Portable UV Water purifier 2010, an innovative product boon to all sportspersons who enjoy hiking, trekking, biking, etc and who always have the fear of unhealthy water wagging in the mind. This is the ultimate solution for all impure water problems.

Best Home Meat Slicer Review

Meat slicers are great for grinding meat with ease. This post discusses about the best home meat slicer available in the market today .i.e. Chef’s Choice Meat Slicer – Professional Model 667.

Highlights of the Model

The salient features of the model include:

  • It is built with a commercial quality stainless blade of 10 inches with a fine edge that easily slices meat, cheese, bread, vegetables and fruits.
  • The exteriors are made of die-cast metal to give it a professional look.
  • An option for controlling thickness enables slicing to vary from deli thin to half inch thick slices.
  • At its highest performance speed, the engine produces ¼ hp for even and quick slicing.
  • A blade sharpener and a food tray are provided with the unit.
  • Tilted design allows you to slice all kinds of food efficiently.
  • Heavy duty induction motor is very powerful and silent in operation.
  • The food carriage has a high capacity and retracts completely to fit large hams and toasts.

Where to Purchase?

‘Chef’s Choice Meat Slicer – Professional Model 667’ can be purchased for $417 at the following link of Amazon:

Click Here to Purchase

The best home meat slicer featured in this post has received good reviews from users, however; most of them find the cleaning part to be a bit tough as the food particles get into some jointed areas of the slicer.

Best For Adventure

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Australia – Jindabyne

A five hour drive or one hour flight from Sydney, servicing Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort; Jindabyne is nestled in the
Australian Alps, one of the oldest ranges in the world. With an array of resorts close by there is something for everyone in the family from the freerider
to the trickster. Perisher’s terrain park is world class playing host to the biggest ski and snowboard contest in the Southern Hemisphere, The Mile High.
This contest runs in mid-August and attracts the world’s best riders. Check out Threbo, it has the longest run which leads into a picturesque village where
you can stop for refreshments.

New Zealand – Queenstown & Wanaka

Found in the south island of New Zealand, Queenstown, a.k.a the adrenaline capital, plays host to Cornet Peak and the beautiful Remarkables Ski Field. Not
only is there great skiing with amazing lake views and stunning ranges, but close to Queenstown lays many adventures from jet boating to bungee jumping.
Hop on a helicopter to Milford Sound or to untouched snowy peaks for a ride down. From the day time to the night, Queenstown is a hotbed of entertainment.

Wanaka, just an hour drive from the hustling Queenstown, is a bit quieter and is the hub for Treble Cone and Cardrona. Treble Cone has amazing freeriding
and backcountry. Cardrona has one of the best parks and Olympic size halfpipes in the world, and runs everyone would enjoy from beginners to experts.

Argentina – Bariloche

Surrounded by many 2000+M mountains and numerous lakes, Bariloche is a taste of the Alps with European style in the heart of South America. Beginners,
intermediates and experts alike have plenty of terrain options at Bariloche, including over 100KMs of groomed runs. Plan to stay for a couple of days,
there are thirty-nine ski lifts!

Chile – Portillo

Located in the Andes Mountains and is 160KMs from Santiago, Portillo sits at 2,880M above sea level with the highest lift reaching 3,310M above sea level.
With a vertical drop of 762M, it’s no surprise this resort has been a training facility for many years for Northern Hemisphere racers. The surrounding
peaks are only surpassed by those in the Himalayan, Karakoram, and Tien Shan ranges.

Northern Hemisphere Winter Escapes

It’s no secret that we love New Zealand, we see our backyard as the holy grail, the original home of adrenaline and adventure. Nowhere else can compare in our opinion in terms of un-tracked beauty and tranquillity. Be it winter or summer, New Zealand is an outdoor lover’s heaven, however we know you can only go without the white stuff for so long….

Whilst New Zealand bathes in summer sunshine, locals dust off their mountain bikes and hiking shoes and start exploring their backyard even further. However, across the rest of the world, Northern Hemisphere resorts begin preparing themselves for powder.

So, we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of our favourite Northern Hemisphere destinations to help you get your fix until we welcome the snow back to our alps once more.

From Japan to Scandinavia, Europe to Canada, we have got you covered!

Japan

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Japan has seen a huge increase in ski and snowboard tourism over the past decade and with 10-18 meters of pow across hundreds of resorts it’s easy to see why. At around an 11 hour flight, Japan is the closest kiwis can get if they need a powder fix so it has become a mecca for those who simply can’t spend a whole six months in New Zealand summer.

With incredible powder skiing, unique culture, fantastic cuisine and many added extras Japan really has a lot to offer. There are many resorts to choose from but the most popular are Hokkaido, Hakuba and Niseko, each offering something different. A personal favourite has to be Myoko Kogen, “the heart of Japan”. Myoko (pictured above) is just a short distance from Tokyo and is a powder lovers dream without the hustle and bustle of some of the busier ski areas. It has a fantastic atmosphere and will appeal to all ages and abilities.

Europe

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When we say “Europe” its hard to narrow one destination down. Europe as a whole is a different ball game when it comes to epic snow and holidays. You can find unbelievable terrain and picture perfect resorts across France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Stunning mountains and lakes with more lifts than you would ever think possible.

Europe has a strong background of skiing, dating back to the 1890’s it is a sport that is lived and breathed by many. Attracting skiiers from across the world, resorts such as Val D’isere, Chamonix and Zermatt are the playground of many wealthy families. However, dig a little deeper and you will find hundreds of incredible, less expensive resorts.

A favourite has to be the seemingly endless Portes Du Soleil, pictured above, which translates to “Gateway to the Sun”. With over 600km of groomed trails and 200 lifts, you will be amazed at where a day will take you. The region is the largest linked area in the world and covers 14 separate villages and reaches an altitude of 2,450m, but the best part of all – you only need one single lift pass. Across the region there is a wide variety of terrain, accommodation, nightlife and culture. It really is hard not to love the Portes Du Soleil.

Most Breathtaking Places in North America

1. Haida Gwaii  British Columbia – Canada

Remote, wild, and epically beautiful, Haida Gwaii is in a league of its own. Formally called the Queen Charlotte Islands, this archipelago offers a truly breathtaking getaway. Paddle on the untampered waters when you sign up for a kayaking tour (such as with the popular Green Coast Kayaking) through Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. And don’t miss a hike along the mossy Golden Spruce Trail, which is more than Instagram-worthy, or a trek along Pesuta Shipwreck Hike that stops in front of the wooden bones of the Pesuta, which was wrecked during a rough storm in 1928.

2. Coronach – Saskatchewan – Canada


If you get a sense of the Wild West when you’re in Coronach, good. Located 12 km above the international border, this area still speaks of days when outlaws and cowboys needed a place to hide out from the world. Coronach is the gateway to Big Muddy Badlands, a red, dusty, unique place that looks something out of Mars. Keep your eyes open for Castle Butte, an odd formation that seems to jut out of the earth just to impress you.

3. Banff/Lake Louise – Alberta – Canada

Be honest: As soon as you read “breathtaking,” Banff popped into your mind. Images of Banff National Park and Lake Louise are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Maybe it’s the jagged green forest trees or waters so blue the sky gets jealous, or maybe there’s just something majestic about being small in a place so expansive. Whatever it is, this area never fails to inspire. While you’re here, make time to see views from Johnston Canyon, Mt. Weed, Sulphur Mountain, and those iconic bright red chairs.

4. Penticton – British Columbia – Canada

Wine vines and sandy shores—aka, the two best things in life. Penticton, British Columbia, is located between two lakes and surrounded by rolling mountains and welcoming vineyards. For scenic views of the landscape, lace up your walking shoes for the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. And once you’re ready for something stronger than water, marvel at 40+ wineries that surround the town. In particular, Bench 1775 Winery has tables that overlook the waters of Okanagan Lake, and Maple Leaf Spirits lets you experience the majesty of the vineyards up close.

5. Rocky Harbour – Newfoundland and Labrador – Canada

As an enclave within Gros Morne National Park, Rocky Harbour has access to some of the most stunning sights in Newfoundland and Labrador. The town’s name itself comes from the rocky reefs that welcome entry into the habour. While in town, you absolutely must sign up for boat tours (like with the esteemed Bon Tours), or kayak your way along the shoreline and past the increasingly tall cliffs. You might also want to stop into Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and see the views of the shore from this quaint landmark.

COORG ADVENTURE CAMP

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The Adventure things

  • White water River rafting
  • Nature Camp
  • Trekking
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Para sailing
  • Para gliding
  • Speed Boating

Getting in

Nearest railway station is Mysore, from there its approx 100 km. You can travel from the Mysore Suburb Bus stand by the state-government buses that ply between Mysore and Madikeri (and also to Gonikoppal) at regular intervals. If you plan to drive down, you need to take the diversion towards North Coorg (Madikeri), about two kilometers from Hunsur (45 kilometers from the city). Now the first major town you enter is Kushalanagar and this is where you begin to feel a change in the air and the scenery, which is an endless stretch of coffee plantations and lush green paddy fields. Make Madikeri your base as this hill town has accommodation and food options.

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls is situated around 25 km from Somwarpet. The exact location of Mallali falls is in Bettadahalli Gram Panchayat in Somwarpet taluk. It is an eye feasting sight of river Kumaradhara gushing through the valley and falling into a gorge, with lush green mountains around.

SURFING IN INDIA

Surfing in India: you never know when you meet a God

Kovalam Beach: best known surf spot in India. Not because it has the best surf but because it has cheap hotels and places to hang out if you are on vacation –  and the surf is decent there most of the time. The spot is a beach break but when it gets around 7 feet it breaks out toward the lighthouse and begins to work like a point break. Nice lefts at that time. Otherwise inside waves are short hollow lefts and rights – expect to get plenty of sand in your ears.

Alwars: potentially the best surfing spot in India (southeast coast), at Manapad Point. It is far off the beaten track and not so easily to find. The point is beautifully formed by a millions of years old lava flow that extends into the water. When the rights are working you can expect up to a 400 meter ride, so be prepared for some long walks back to the point.

Rameswaram: the place gets its name from the epic Ramayana where in Sri Rama camped here before proceeding to the island of Lanka to conquer the demon king, Ravana. An amazing temple was built here in ancient times. The water is as good as it gets on mainland India, clear and clean. There are plenty of offshore islands that have yet to be explored for surf. Maybe you will be the first to do it.

Shore Temple: well known on the India surf tour for some great hollow rights located at Mahabalipuram. The World Heritage Foundation has piled granite boulders around an ancient Vishnu temple (built by the Pallava Kings) at the beach to keep it from tumbling into the sea and this has also developed into an awesome break.

Tiruchendur: a temple town and has some good little waves breaking over a rock shelf just 200 yards south of the temple.

Varkala: not far to the north from Kovalam Beach. The spot is a beach break but when it is working it gets exceptionally hollow rights and left. The ride isn’t that long but its fast.

Mahe: a place in Kerala that used to be surfed in the 70s and 80s. From Madayi Point, north of Mahe, to Talakkolattur river mouth, south of Mahe (60 kilometers), there are numerable good breaks.

The Krishna River: enters the Bay of Bengal and divides itself into many streams. The area is marshy and difficult to access but has many good waves in store for those who are determined to get there.

Big Rock: located off the point at Fisherman’s Cove. The point itself is the most consistent break in that area but when the wave height is there and the tide just right then a submerged rock shelf in the cove produces one really awesome left barrel.

Auroville: otherwise known as Pondicherry, is a very unique place, a mix of Indian and French. The spot is your typical beach break with a river mouth that sometimes works just south of the town. The swell is usually blocked by Sri Lanka but the place occasionally does get a few good waves.

Vizag (Visakapatanam): if you are traveling or staying on the east coast of India then you should definitely check out Vizag – a place with big beaches, good hotels, a commercial harbor and some really nice point breaks with good surf – about five in number.

Dwarka: the quintessential experience of the Arabian Sea. At Dwarka, you will find some of the clearest water along the India coastline. The town is very ancient and is said to have existed for the past 5,000 years. Parts of the old city are now submerged below sea level and can be seen while scuba diving.

Jagannatha Puri: a beach break that stretches for as far as the eye can see with some nice outside peaks. On bigger days (6′-8′) getting through the shore break and strong currents can be a challenge.

Gokarna: India’s latest hang out spot (just south of Goa) for back packers and surf wanderers. Waves get good here several times a year but watch out for the shore break or we will have to come out at low tide and dig you out of the sand.

Diego Garcia Island: a very tiny U-shaped atoll that just barely rises above sea level somewhere out there in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The place is home to some of the best surf on the planet and it used to be home to a few thousand people. Although a restricted area it is still possible to get a clearance from the CO Navy Support Facility at Diego Garcia.

The Andaman Island Archipelago: engulfed by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and although far from the mainland is owned and governed by India. The outer Islands of the Andaman Archipelago are the real find for true adventures, holding hidden treasures for surfing enthusiasts during February, March, April and May. These are some of the best waves the planet has to offer and they remain un-ridden except by a few blessed surfers who have had the guts and the bucks to go there

WATER SPORTS THAT CAN PUSH ADRENALINE ON GOA BEACHES

1. Yatch in Goa

Yacht in Goa

To witness the beauty of the ocean and to relax & chill out in the peaceful surroundings of the Arabian Sea, experience a Yatch ride in Goa to collect some magical moments of your life. Goa has some of the best options to cruise on the Arabian Sea while enjoying activities like sun bathing, fishing, snoozing, dining & eating, and of course romancing. Some of the best Yatch trips are available at Miramar Beach, Candolim Beach, etc. However, if you are interested in going on a short boat river cruise, visit Mandovi River to get the best river cruise option.

Major destinations: Mandovi River, Mayem Lake, Miramar BeachCandolim Beach, and Palolem Beach.

Best season: October to May

Essentials: Carry sunglasses, casual clothes ; and swim outfit.

2. Kneeboarding in Goa

Kneeboarding in Goa

Considered to be the modern cousin of water skiing and wakeboard, the ‘Kneeboarding’ is often used as a primary stage of learning hard-hitting water sports. This amazing water activity has recently gained popularity amongst the youths who simply like to indulge in soft water adventures at the beach side. A lot of agencies have started offering Kneeboarding classesto the tourists to help them explore the beach waters of Goa. The sport is referred to as Kneeboarding as the board used in this holds the knees of a person, making it even more exciting.

Major destinations: You can try Kneeboarding at Candolim Beach, Mobor Beach, and Rajbaga Beach.

Best season: Though Goa can be visited all through the year, yet the best season is from October to June.

Safety measure: To enjoy the activity make sure that you don’t get bogged down by the technicalities, alsothe sport does require some skills, and therefore should be carried out only by adults.

3. Kayaking in Goa

Kayaking in Goa

Do you want to indulge in a water sport activity that is more calming than thrilling? If yes, then Kayaking is what you are looking for! This wonderful water sport is more of a peaceful trip than any hard-hitting water adventure that could takes you deep into the ocean. You can enjoy Kayaking while exploring the beauty of the Goan shores where you can move freely using a paddle and explore the Natural Ecosystem of Goa in the mangroves, mud-flats, backwaters, coves and mini bays. There are plenty of clubs in Goa that provides facilities like expeditions, picnics, day outings, moonlight kayaking, barbeques, Kayak races, river kayak festivals, etc. to the visitors.

Major destinations: Kayaking in Goa is popular along the South Goa beaches and at some beaches of the North Goa, including Palolem Beach, Dona Paula jetty, and Hollant Beach.

Best season: October to May

Safety tips: Always wear a life jacket, do not enter the deep sea, and avoid Kayaking during rain or when the sea is rough.  

4. Wakeboarding in Goa

Wakeboarding in Goa

Out of the so many water sports in Goa, one of the most budding water adventures is Wakeboarding. It is quite similar to Water Skiing in which the rider rides on a single board, towed behind the boat so one can glide through the waters. It is easy to perform compared to the other water sports, which require more focus on balance. It is one of the newest water sports, which is slowly being noticed by travelers who visit Goa from different parts of the country to indulge in water adventure activities. People are starting to prefer Wakeboarding to Water Skiing as it needs less speed and focus on balance; however, more winds are requiredin Wakeboarding as compared to other water activities.

Major destinations: Candolim Beach, Mabor Beach, and Rajbaga Beach.

Best season: October to May is the best season to visit Goa and undertake the activity of Wakeboarding.