Category Archives: Durable Goods

The items we need and rely on to make our lives simpler.

An Extended Nissan Leaf Test Drive

My bestie who happens to own a Nissan Leaf has gone to New York City for a few days. Unfortunately for him and his lovely wife, they had to be at the Vancouver airport at the ungodly hour of 0600. … Continue reading

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Whistler to The Burbs Via Electric Vehicle 

Yesterday we returned in the Nissan Leaf from Whistler to our homes in the burbs of Vancouver. When we left Whistler we had almost 100% charge on the batteries after the car being plugged into a 110 volt standard electrical … Continue reading

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Whistler Beer Festival Via Nissan Leaf

My EV road trip is now in progress. I am in a Nissan Leaf headed to Whistler to take part in the beer festival. I will update as we progress. For now, here is the data as we leave home: … Continue reading

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Our Failed Electric Vehicle Trip Up the Fraser Canyon

A few weeks ago I posted about a plan to drive up the Fraser Canyon in my friend’s Nissan Leaf – an all electric vehicle. Well, as I said in my update right in that post, our EV trip up … Continue reading

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Traveling the Scenic 7 and the Fraser Canyon by Electric Vehicle

1945hr update – note to self. Don't plan an EV trip with a guy who plans to (literally) climb a mountain the same day as you want to drive the Scenic 7. My driver is still stuck on the road … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles Vs Gas Powered Vehicles

Seeing as I am quite seriously considering the purchase of an electric vehicle, I decided to do some cost comparisons of electric vehicles to comparable gas powered vehicles. The four specific vehicles I chose to compare ON PAPER (I did NOT … Continue reading

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Video Review of the NutSac Satchel Pro

Disclosure: Although I did purchase a used NutSac satchel from a friend, the folks at NutSac were kind enough to send me the NutSac Satchel Pro that I used to create this video. As always, editorial control of what I … Continue reading

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My Big Orange Bike; the Raleigh Retroglide

If you have been following my blog for awhile now you will know that last summer I suffered a strange shoulder injury that basically debilitated me. I was unable to do much of anything; possibly the worst part was that … Continue reading

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The Joys of Online Shopping

As I have written about before, our household has embraced online shopping. When the kidlets need new swim suits, it is off to Amazon dot com. Once we bought a half wheel of parmigiano regianno from Amazon – yes, the … Continue reading

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Doing the Laundry … Or Not

I’ve got a confession to make – I do not wash my pants. I’ve got a closet full of dungarees (I love that word! It is so much more cool than “jeans”) and I rarely ever wash them. That’s correct, … Continue reading

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