Digestable #10: Summer Camps at Frontier Lodge, Ice Climbing at Isaac’s Wet Dream, Must Do Canada, Regenerative Agriculture, Civilization & Barbarism

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was delivered to subscribers on March 28th, 2021.

Here’s what’s new and on my mind this week:

  • Mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater adventure packages. Summer registrations are open at Frontier Lodge! We have registered Salem and Judah for Mountain Bike Level 2 camp from June 30th to July 4th and our family will be staying at Frontier Lodge. Overnight camps will run if permissible, but prepare for day camps only. You can book accommodations or campsites at Frontier Lodge, camping at next-door Fish Lake Campground, or many other options in the area. Besides day camps for youth aged 11 and up, you can book adventure packages for your whole family. Frontier Lodge camps have been transformative for my boys, I can’t recommend them enough. The David Thompson corridor is going to be busy again this summer so beat the rush and book your summer adventures now at FrontierLodge.ca.
  • Video: Ice Climbing Isaac’s Wet Dream with Must Do Canada. Amanda and I had the opportunity to join Matt & Karla Bailey from the travel website Must Do Canada, and Tim Taylor from Girth Hitch Guiding for a day of ice climbing at Isaac’s Wet Dream (located by Crescent Falls). Check out their fun video of the experience as part of their winter travel guide to David Thompson Country. The Must Do Canada website has been a great resource for us this week while planning a family trip to Quebec and the maritime provinces – if you have any travel recommendations for that part of the world please send them my way!
  • New & Exciting:
    • My son Ariel started a new job as a roofer with Legacy Roofing & Exteriors, and his boss says he is a great worker. His callouses are forming nicely 🙂
    • On April 1st, my parents are celebrating 49 years of marriage. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!
    • We had a great turnout for our first MovNat Edmonton workout in the fresh snow on Saturday.The next one is this Saturday, 8:00am, starting from Ritchie Market. Bring your wallet to grab a post-workout coffee and pastry at Ritchie Market.
  • Regenerative Agriculture: GMO soy-based Impossible Burger vs Beef Burger. Problems in our food production system are root-level issues, and improvements at this level are a panacea for many downstream issues. Regenerative agricultural techniques can help with: carbon reduction (the carbon footprint of the food industry is larger than the transportation industry), loss of biodiversity, reducing fertilizer & pesticide use, improving nutrient density in our food (which improves human health and reduces healthcare costs), droughts & floods, and many others.

    An independent lifecycle analysis compared the carbon impact of a conventionally farmed beef burger vs. the GMO soy-based “Impossible Burger”, vs. regeneratively raised beef. The conventional burger added more than 50 kg of carbon to the environment, the Impossible Burger added only 3.5 kg, but the regeneratively raised beef burger removed 3.5 kg. Learn more in this podcast interview with Mark Hyman, M.D. by Peter Attia, M.D.
  • Quote I’m Pondering: end-of-life thought from famed historian, Will Durant, after a long career studying the rise and fall of civilizations across history: “Civilization is a fragile bungalow precariously poised on a live volcano of barbarism.”

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Should you come across anything noteworthy this week please send it my way!

Yours truly,
Jeff

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