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LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT A SUP & YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – June 2014

From the Oldest and most Experienced SUP & Yoga Teacher Training School.

 
60-hour Yoga Alliance Instructor Training in “How to Conduct a SUP & Yoga Teacher Training Course”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is your place in Florida!

Sign up with us and become a great SUP & Yoga Teacher Training School!
Only two positions, available.

sup & yoga therapy instructor training

Upcoming training event:
 
Wednesday, June 18th – Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Brought to you by 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainers, Certified Yoga Therapists, Professional SUP Instructor Association (PSIA) Lead Instructors, World Paddle Association (WPA), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Specialists and International Association of Yoga Therapists Charter School.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to swim.
  • Must have successfully fulfilled the requirements of our SUP & Yoga Therapy Instructor Training or another organization’s. In the case of being certified by another organization, you must successfully pass our phone or in person interview test.

All paddle boards and gear will be supplied for this training.

You must bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Five finger water shoes or similar style. This is what we use: Five Finger Water Shoes
  • Shorts/pants that can get wet. No cotton, please.
  • Rashguard – Can be found on Amazon: Rashguards
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or headgear
  • 3-ring binder, paper and pen for notes
  • Snacks and water as needed

Cost is $3,600.00. A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot. There are no refunds on deposits once your application is approved for our training (no exceptions).

Full payment is due two weeks prior to start of the training. All payments are non-refundable. If we cancel the program you will receive a full refund.

Please, use the “Buy Now” button at the top right corner or call Karen at: (727) 466-7994 or email: yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

The NY Times ranked St Petersburg, FL one of the top 52 places to visit in 2014!

Teachers’ Bios:




See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE BOGA DEEP 8 – GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

The BOGA Deep 8 at Fort De Soto Park

The BOGA Deep 8 at Fort De Soto Park

Hello SUP’ers! This is Vie from the SUP Guide & Adventure Store in St Petersburg, FL. I would like to talk to you about one of my most favorite boards, the BOGA Deep 8.

According to BOGA, the BOGA Deep 8 is designed specifically for stand up paddle surfing. Having said that, this blog has nothing to do with surfing but has everything to do with flat water paddling — we have very little “surf” on the west coast of Florida. :-)

Those of you who know me, know that I am 5’1″ weighing in at 108 lbs which makes it very difficult for me to carry, tie down and maneuver a board 10’6″ or longer.

I have paddled numerous boards that range from 8’6″ to 14′. I have found that around 10’6″ is where a board starts becoming less fun for me to paddle, as it looses its responsiveness.

Paddling the BOGA Deep 8

Always on, while you are on the BOGA Deep 8

What I love about the BOGA Deep 8 is that I always feel the board under my feet, if I relax too much I get reminded of that (I fall in :-) ). And yes, I can even practice yoga on this board. With a 10’6″ board, I can become lazy, loose focus and still be paddling. I don’t like that, it’s boring.

Keep in mind, that this is not a “never-paddled before, let’s go paddle” type of board. If you are already an experienced paddler, under 136 lbs looking for a new challenge, this is your board.

If you are a new paddler, under 136 lbs you should hire a good SUP Instructor to get you on this board. We have found, it takes less than 2 hrs for a new person to start enjoying the BOGA Deep 8.

Some of the main specs of this board:

  • 8’6″ x 28.25″ x 4″ (small package)
  • Weight — 16 lbs (love it!!)
  • Volume — 105 liters (supports up to 136 lbs of experienced paddler on flat water, can take a bigger paddler in surf)
  • 1.5 lbs of EPS Vacuum Bagged Bamboo; Epoxy Construction
  • Maintenance free vent
  • GoPro Camera mount — cool feature! Get your GoPro camera here: GoPro Camera
  • Thruster set up for fins (Quad includes quad FUTURE boxes) — Overkill for flat water paddling, great for surf

BOGA Deep 8, so easy to handle

I love the BOGA Deep 8, so easy to handle!

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

SUP EXPEDITIONS WITH THE SAWYER 3-PIECE PADDLES

Entrance to Hades

Paddling Cape Tenaron, Greece

As most of you know we have been stand up paddling for over 8 years now. During these past 8 years we have been able to SUP both domestically and internationally. Up until a couple of years ago we had been unable to find a good traveling paddle that did not break or weighed “a ton”. This all changed a little over 2 years with the Sawyer 3-piece paddles.

There are two main designs available in the Sawyer Travel series.

The one we started with and are still loving is the Mana Quickdraw Traveler. This paddle is light-weight and it can fit perfectly into an inflatable paddle board backpack or very easily attach to a day-pack. Sawyer says that this paddle utilizes their streamlined Lever Lock adjustable grip system for “On-the-Fly” adjustability in conjunction with their TiteSet connection system to provide a quick and easy break down section in the lower shaft.

What this means, in our words, is that we can easily put it together and take it apart in a matter of seconds.

Sawyer Mana Quickdraw Travelers

The Sawyer Mana Quickdraw Travelers

Main Specs:

– Carbon fiber 3-piece travel SUP paddle.
– Laminated wood blades reinforced with fiberglass.
– 11° bent shaft.
– Lower shaft TiteSet connection system.
– QuickDraw Adjustable Grip.
– Available in 3 profiles.

The second design, the Storm Quickdraw Traveler features a lower price and a stronger blade. Sawyer says that the paddle has an Ultra-tough CFRT (Continuous Fiber-Tech Reinforced) construction blade with a fiberglass shaft.

What this means, in our words, is that we were able to use it in rivers and rocky beaches.

Paddling Platamonas, Greece

Paddling Platamonas, Greece

Main Specs:

– Ultra-tough 3-piece composite SUP paddle.
– Molded CFRT blade available in two sizes.
– 11° bent tubular fiberglass shaft.
– TiteSet break-down connection system.
– Lever Lock Adjustable Grip.

There is no other travel paddle that can even come close in comparison to these two paddles.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

7 Night ESC (Eating/Stand Up Paddling/Camping) Trip to the Florida Keys with the SUP Guide & Adventure Store

Loaded truck for 7 night eating/stand up paddling/camping trip to the Keys

7 Night ESC (Eating/Stand Up Paddling/Camping) Trip to the Florida Keys with Tim, Sylvie, and Keith

Day 1, Wednesday, Oct. 23

We left St. Petersburg late morning heading south to our first camping spot, the Bahia Honda State Park located in the lower Keys. South of Miami we stopped at a great fruit stand named Margarita’s near Homestead where we stocked up on fresh fruit for the road including plantains, star fruit, and tangerines. We also treated ourselves to tamales, guava flan, coconut water, and some delicious mamey shakes. One sip of this shake transports you to the tropics. The mamey sapote, a sweet, salmon-colored fruit native to tropical climates, is high in potassium, vitamins A and C, and dietary fiber and is delicious to boot.

Later in the day we stopped in Key Largo at Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen for her world famous conch chowder and real key lime pie. The chowder was spicy and the pie was light yellow and creamy. We were not disappointed!

Bahia Honda State Park is favorite camping destination in the Keys. Once a remote island, this southernmost state park is known for its beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets, and snorkeling at nearby reefs. It is located on Big Pine Key, south of Marathon. The park is almost always booked to capacity, so, if you can, book in advance. If you can’t, keep trying because they do have cancellations.

STand up paddle/camping trip Bahia Honda State Park

On our first night, we had an RV site right across from the bathrooms which were well lit—a bit too bright, actually—so we arranged to switch to a more primitive site the next day. Rain came in early and stayed late. We set up a tarp, with netting if we needed it, and two of us slept on the Coreban BG inflatable paddle boards while our third camper slept on two stacked sleeping pads. It was cool and breezy and sometimes downright windy. We didn’t have no-see-ums or mosquitos, but we did have a family of raccoons stop by.

Day 2, Thursday, Oct. 24

We woke up early and caught the sunrise over the Atlantic. Before breakfast we decided to walk the remains of the overseas railroad bridge, nicknamed Flagler’s Folly. Henry Flagler, an oil tycoon, failed in his efforts to build an overseas highway from Miami to Key West, including a span of 7 miles of open water. The bridge was completed in 1912 but was a commercial failure, falling to the 1935 hurricane which destroyed most of it.

After a breakfast of boiled eggs and vegetables for breakfast, we broke camp and moved to a much more primitive site right across from the water. We had very clean bathrooms and our neighbors were much quieter.

Large Sea Turtle

Unfortunately, our plans for stand up paddling were sidelined by offshore winds gusting to 30mph. We headed off to the pedestrian walkway alongside the 7 mile bridge. The pedestrian walkway was actually 4 miles long, but we did get to see a huge southern ray and a giant sea turtle.

Dinner of grilled steak and vegetables were prepared on site, and afterward, we played Uno by the fire. The campground caretaker, Mona, made sure that we had plenty of wood and was extremely helpful during our stay.

Day 3, Friday, October 25

This day began with a beautiful sunrise of oranges, purples, and red! Before breaking camp and heading about 20 miles south to Sugarloaf Key, we treated ourselves to a breakfast of eggs, bacon, avocados and assorted vegetables.

The short trip to the Sugarloaf Key KOA was uneventful. We found a great site and set up the Megamid tarp without the netting. Our second trip to this KOA was similar to our first—noisy! If you need to sleep, you’ll need earplugs and a bit more patience than usual. While the caretakers do an excellent job of keeping the campground clean, many of the campers are less careful. We actually witnessed one camper using Styrofoam to start his campfire.

stand up paddle camping trip sugarloaf key

We took ourselves to lunch at Mama’s Kitchen, a restaurant conveniently located right across the street from the campground. Conch chowder was excellent!

After lunch, we took the bus to Key West for Fantasy Fest. While it was only 20 miles to Key West, the ride took an hour. The party began on the bus, with revelers unaware of how loud the human voice can be. Once in Key West, we walked Duval Street where Fantasy Festers were in abundance. Costumes, body paint, various degrees of nudity, are all standard fare at this yearly celebration. Fantasy Fest is Key West’s version of Mardi Gras and Carnival combined! You can always expect the unexpected at Fantasy Fest. For example, we wondered where the fully naked, body-painted revelers carried their money.

We had an amazing dinner at El Meson de Pepe the oldest Cuban restaurant in Key West. Family owned, consider it the perfect location for watching the nightly sunset celebration on Mallory Square. We loved our Cuban pork and awesome snapper dishes. After dinner, we wandered south on Duval and ended up at Captain Tony’s, the officially oldest bar in Key West! After a few drinks, we made our way back to the bus for the hour and a half ride back to Sugarloaf. The revelers were much quieter on the way home. . .

Day 4, Saturday, October 26

We woke to another spectacular sunrise! But the beauty of the morning sky belied the winds. No stand-up paddle boarding today. . . The winds were up, or should I say still up, to 30mph offshore. We simply hung out and did nothing all day. The highlight of this day was dinner prepared by Keith, our camping master chef, who prepared chicken curry for dinner—another culinary delight.

stand up paddle/camping sugarloaf key

The no-see-ums were not out, so we went down to the KOA bar area and enjoyed some local musicians for a while. We turned in early, around 9 pm, but were awakened shortly after midnight by some of our less than considerate neighbors. The last time we checked the time, it was 5 am.

Day 5, Sunday, October 27

Once again, we took a few moments with some great coffee and watched the beauty of the sunrise before breaking camp. We’re on our way to Geiger Key, an RV and campground that sits right on the water a few miles to our south. We had a camp site that faces the water and has a traditional tiki hut for shelter.

Finally, we were able to paddle! The key is protected by an abundance of mangrove islands which provided a buffer from the still gusting offshore winds. We followed the mangrove trails, weaving in and out, for the most part protected from the 22mph gusts. We tested out the Carbonerro El Doble paddles and found that we loved them right away. Keith, as a less experienced paddler, tried out the Coreban Mammoth and found that even fully loaded with camping gear, it was an easy board to paddle.

coreban mammoth at geiger key

Geiger Key also offered us another exceptional dining experience. The on-site restaurant had mahi mahi, shrimp, and barbequed ribs which were excellent. Their side dishes included barbequed beans, cole slaw, cornbread, and the best key lime pie ever!

The camp sites were well maintained and provide electric and water. That night we slept under the stars without the tarp—no noise and no bugs made for great sleeping.

Day 6, Monday, October 28

Sunrise told us that today would be a beautiful day. The winds were down to 20mph, so Tim and Sylvie got the boards ready while Keith made breakfast of scrambled eggs with vegetables and bacon.

stand up paddle/camping at geiger key

Our day’s plan was to take off for Boyd’s RV campground on Stock Island. Our paddle was partially downwind, and we could run along the shoreline. The water was beautifully clear, so we could see what was swimming below us. We saw fish balls, sea turtles, and several bonnet head sharks. We found a beach with a driftwood “fort” where we settled down for lunch.

The last mile of the paddle was directly into the wind, but the entire paddle from camp site to camp site was just under 3.5 hours.

When we arrived at Boyd’s on Stock Island, we were starving, so we headed over to the Hogfish Bar and Grill for awesome hogfish sandwiches, conch salad and conch fritters. This restaurant prides itself in its truly local fare and unpretentious, friendly atmosphere.

stand up paddle/camping boyd's rv park stock island

After setting up our camp, we headed over to Key West for the evening. One of our first stops was Flamingo Crossing on Duval Street where we had some amazing homemade ice cream made with mango, papaya, guava, and mamey. We strolled around Old Town and picked up some great supplies at the Sugar Apple Health Food Store located on Simonton Street which runs parallel to Duval.

Back at our Stock Island campsite at Boyd’s, we slept under the stars, arguing about the location of Orion’s Belt and Cassiopeia. As usual, and of course, Tim was right!

Day 7, Tuesday, October 29

coreban mammoth at geiger key

Our final day in Key West, the sun rose with subtle colors of mauve and gold and pink. With the winds back up to 30mph and paddling out of the question, we headed into town to the Banana Café on Duval Street for breakfast. We enjoyed fruit filled crepes then wandered down Duval. Sylvie discovered the Lush Organic Chocolate & Wine Bar, which looked promising, so we set up an appointment for a 4pm later that day for a tasting of organic beer and chocolate.

With a few hours to kill, we decided to check out Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. This National Historic Landmark is actually Florida’s southernmost state park which played important roles in both the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. We took a guided tour and learned about the history of canning in this area.

making bean to bar chocolate

We headed back to the Lush where Mark Certonio, a local food and wine expert, paired five pieces of organic chocolate with five great organic beers. It was four hours later when we said goodbye, but during that time we watched a chocolate making experiment which was deliciously successful!

While our trip did not include as much paddling as we had hoped, we felt as if we had discovered some excellent camping locations, many fantastic restaurants, and the best beer and chocolate tasting you could ever imagine.

leaaving boyd's rv park stock island
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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD LAYAWAY’S

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This Holiday Season, give yourself a life changing present!

Find the perfect board for you and put it on layaway until you are ready to paddle it!

You can choose any of the new or used boards on our large inventory or special order from select brands:
Rogue, BOGA, Coreban, NRS, Imagine Surf, JP Australia.

Discounted prices apply on package purchases. We only ship east of the Mississippi for an additional $125.00.

A minimum down payment of $300.00 is required.
A minimum of $100.00 monthly payment is required until paid off in full.

Other terms and conditions may apply.

Call Karen at (727) 466-7994 to get your board! Here is

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE LEATHERMAN WAVE, A MUST HAVE TOOL FOR STAND UP PADDLE CAMPING

LEATHERMAN WAVE FOR SUP CAMPING

As some of you know I have been kayak camping for over 25 years, have been stand up paddling for over 8 years but just started stand up paddle camping this past year. So over the last 25 years I have purchased some great gear, some ok gear and some terrible gear.

This is one of the great pieces of gear. The Leatherman Wave I have had for at least 10 years if not 15 and it has been on every camping trip that I have been on.

It fits in the palm of your hand and it is light-weight.

I have the old model but it was revamped in 2004 with outside-accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand. The new Wave has larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades, you can find it here: Leatherman Multi-Tool

Mine is still working great but I am looking forward to one day getting the new one.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

STAND UP PADDLE CARABINERS & DRYBAGS

sup camping drybags

I have spent over 40 years on the water and during the whole time there have been two main rules that I live by.

Rule #1: If it’s not in a dry bag, it is wet.
Rule #2: If it’s not securely attached to the board, it’s over board.

So with that said dry bags and carabiners have become a necessity for me.

Let’s first talk about dry bags. It is worth mentioning that a ziploc bag is NOT a dry bag and if you only use ziploc bags your gear will get wet. I probably have over 50 dry bags, in all different sizes, sizes, ranging from just big enough to carry a wallet to a 90 liter backpack.

For paddle boarding, I prefer:

(a) The flat shape such as the Hydrolock Grommetted Dry Bags by NRS versus the oval shape,
      it makes it a lot easier to store multiple bags.
(b) A light color bag so the items inside the bag stay cooler.
(c) A clear window, to have visual access to what is inside the bag.
(d) To always double bag sensitive electronic devices.
(e) To use ziploc bags to separate non-sensitive items inside the dry bag for easier handling.

When using a dry bag, always make sure to secure it properly which brings us to my other necessity, the carabiners.

Get the dry bags we use here:

DryCASE Water-Proof Case for iPhone

DryCASE Waterproof Backpack

NRS HydroLock Grommeted Drybag

NRS Hydrolock Dry Bag Small

Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag

sup camping carabiners

I use a carabiner to attach the dry bags to the board. I use different size and type carabiners made anywhere from stainless steel to high quality aluminum.

I do not use the fake, plastic carabiners. They will break and you will loose your gear.

As long as you use the higher quality carabiners, they will also be handy for rescuing and towing.

Get the carabiners we use here:

Paddle ‘Biner by NRS

Omega Standard Oval Carabiner

Lehigh Stainless Steel Carabiners

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

BEST SUP CAMPING BREAKFAST EVER

breakfast on the paddle board

There are lots of things that you can have for breakfast while stand up paddle camping but this is a meal that is simple to make, takes minimal space, tastes great and gives you a lot of sustained energy. It helps us go without snacks ’til lunch.

This meal is considered Ayurvedic and Paleo. If you are allergic to nuts or any of the items below, please do not eat this!!

Preparation, prior to camping:

Preferably, as many of the ingredients as possible should be organic. The fruit should have no added sugar.

Step 1. Combine a mixture of:

- Raw cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
- Dried apples, apricots, pineapples, figs, golden raisins, currants and blueberries.
- A few cacao beans.

Step 2. Put it all in a blender and blend for no more than 1 minute. Careful not to overdo it.
Step 3. Separate the desired amounts in ziploc type bags.
Step 4. In every bag, add some dried unsweetened coconut flakes, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg
             to taste.
Step 5. Get your favorite coconut milk packages.

Preparation at campsite:

Step 1. Heat the coconut milk in a Jetboil or similar type stove.
Step 2. Transfer the desired amount of above mixture (from number 4) into a bowl.
Step 3. Add warm coconut milk and mix.
Step 4. Enjoy!!!

Side tips:

- To get an idea of how much may be enough, Vie is 108 lbs, she uses 1 cup of mix (measured prior to     blending), I am 210 I use 2 cups of mix.
- We prepackage our personal amount separately while still at the house.
- 2 cans of coconut milk last us 3 mornings.
- It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare while camping.
- If you cannot find any or some of the above ingredients, no worries, it will still taste great!
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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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SUPPER GEAR FOR YOUR SUP CAMPING TRIPS

SUP camping eating utensils

Continuing on with our SUP Camping gear, we found that as far as eating/hydrating goes, the most comfortable and yet streamlined way for us consists of Sea to Summit plates, bowls and cups, Kung Foon sporks and chopsticks and Platypus water bottles/Camelbak bladders.

We found that the Sea to Summit plates, bowls and cups are very sturdy, durable, small in size (since they compress) and very easy to clean. You can get them here: Sea to Summit Plates, Bowls and Cups

The Kung Foon sporks and chopsticks are ideal. The spork is titanium so it does not break like most of our other plastic sporks and since we try to take our time and savor our food, the chopsticks that come with the spork make us “slow down” to enjoy the outdoor experience. You can get them here: Kung Foon Spork

Our “water bottles” are a mixture of the plastic Platypus ones, when off the board and Camelbak Stoaway hydration bladders when on the board. Even though our favorite bottles when we are not on the road are the glass Lifefactory, glass is not that practical on an inflatable stand up paddle board. :-) You can get all of the water bottles we use here:

Platypus Soft Bottle

Camelbak Products StoAway Hydration Packs

Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottle with Flip Top Cap

The above gear makes it very practical for eating and storage is a breeze. As a side note, some times we also bring a Jetboil Cooking System and/or a Primus Profile Propane 2 Burner Stove for cooking and coffee/tea. :-)

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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THE NRS HIGH PRESSURE K-PUMP K-20 IS A GAME CHANGER FOR ISUP’s

kpump k-20 for isup

We have been teaching paddle boarding, SUP Guide Training and SUP & YOGA Teacher Training for over 8 years, domestically and internationally. Therefore, we have encountered all sorts of inflatable paddle boards. The most challenging part of an inflatable paddle board is to inflate it to the proper psi.

We have used several types of hand-held and “bicycle pump” style devices. All of them were extremely difficult to use during those last high-pressure, low-volume psi’s making it almost impossible to inflate the board to its maximum capacity.

Last year, NRS came out with the BRAVO high-pressure 12-Volt pump that made life much easier. We were able to inflate numerous paddle boards quickly. The two drawbacks to this pump were “bulkiness” and needing a car battery.

This brought us back to using hand pumps for a lot of our remote trips and trainings. Three months ago, we were able to get our hands on NRS’s newest release, the K-PUMP K-20 a high-pressure two-stage pump. And this was truly a game-changer for the ISUP industry. This pump is extremely easy to use, making it very quick to inflate boards up to 25 psi. I no longer get an arm and back workout trying to fill up one board. It is also still very compact fitting nicely into your ISUP backpack or even your regular carry-on luggage.

Get yours here: K-Pump K20 HP SUP & Kayak Pump

If you do not already a pressure gauge that fits your inflatable, this is the one that NRS recommends and we have used on all different types of boards: K-Pump Kwik Check ::: Pressure Gauge

No matter what brand of inflatable board you have this pump is a must for you.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

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1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

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15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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