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All orders are shipped within 4 days fresh out of the oven.
 *Athlete Tested- Kid Approved*
The official bar of Ironman!
These yummy bars combine sports nutrition with home-style baking! Each super-fresh 250 calorie bar uses all-natural, organic ingredients and contain no wheat or dairy products. It is a favorite mid-day snack.
Almond Butter & Honey, PB & J, and Espresso Chip. Peanut Butter & Banana, Almond Cherry Chunk, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip, Blueberry Oat, Apple Pie, FIG.  
Sooo good! 

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Home Steading

For emergency situations.
Simply put a piece of string in a tub of shortening and it will burn for up to 45 days.

Cut the log evenly on both sides so it stands up freely. Then cut it into vertical segments most of the way down the length of the log. Stuff in some newspaper into the cracks as deep as you can get it, leaving a wick at the bottom, and light it up.

 That's all there is to it—the log burns from the inside out, and you have a simple, handmade stove..
Good to know what these look like
One of the easiest and most versatile shrubs to grow in your edible landscape. These Central European and North American natives are often found growing wild along roadsides, forest edges, and abandoned fields.

 The prize for growing elderberries is the fragrant, edible flowers and the delicious fruits. The dark purple berries contain vitamins A and B, and more vitamin C than oranges. They are also high in cancer-fighting antioxidants. In fact, elderberry fruits have historically been used to treat many ailments, such as respiratory problems, colds, and flus. Plus, they are tasty when used in juices, jellies, jams, teas, pies, and wine. You can use the umbrella-shaped, elderberry blossoms for making a delicious fritters or even champagne
Not only do elderberries produce attractive 8- to 10-inch-diameter white flowers and clusters of small, dark purple fruits, there are newer varieties on the market that have colorful leaves, too. These varieties of elderberry were bred for the ornamental characteristics, but still produce useful flowers and fruits. They make great shrubs for a foundation planting or in a mixed perennial flower border.

 The two most common types of elderberries available are the European elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and the American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis). The American elderberry is the wild species often found growing in old fields and meadows. It grows 10 to 12 feet tall and wide and is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8. The European elderberry grows up to 20 feet tall and wide depending the variety, blooms earlier than the American species, is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8, and some have pink flowers. The red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) is similar to the American species, but produces bright red berries -- unfortunately these berries are poisonous and shouldn't be eaten.
Elderberries fruit best when you plant at least two different varieties within 60 feet of each other. They start producing when the plants are 2 to 3 years old. While all elderberries produce berries, there are several varieties of the American elderberry that are especially good fruit producers. If you looking for a more ornamental elderberry, look to the European varieties with their attractive foliage.

Here are some of the best selections to try in your yard.

This American variety grows 8 to 10 feet tall. The large, juicy, dark purple fruits ripen in August and are great for making pies. The strong branches hold the berries upright. Plant a pollinator variety such as 'Johns' for maximum fruiting. This variety is often sold as 'Adams No. 1' or 'Adams No. 2'. There is little difference between these two selections.

 Black Beauty
This striking European variety features purple foliage and lemon-scented pink flowers. It grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide and can be grown in perennial borders or as a foundation plant.

 Black Lace
This eye-catching European selection looks like a Japanese maple with its dark purple, deeply cut foliage. Like 'Black Beauty', this variety also grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide, producing pink flowers and dark purple fruits.

This early-producing American variety produces an abundance of berries that are especially good for making jelly. Growing 12 feet tall and wide, this variety is a good pollinator for 'Adams'.
'Nova' - This American variety can be self-fruitful, but does best with another American elderberry growing nearby. Large, sweet fruit are produced on compact, 6-foot shrub.

This European variety has attractive green and white leaves and grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. The plant is less vigorous and productive than other elderberry varieties, but the foliage is attractive all season long.

This American variety produces the largest berries of all the elderberry selections. It matures in late August and only grows 6 feet tall and wide. It pollinates 'Nova' well.
Site Selection

 Elderberries grow well in full- to part-sun locations. They are not fussy about soil type, but grow best in a slightly acidic soil that is high in organic matter and stays consistently moist. Some of the European varieties may die back to the ground in colder climates, but will resprout from the roots in spring.

Before planting amend the soil with compost. Although elderberries grow well in moist soils, it's a myth they can grow in poorly drained, wet soils. On heavy clay soils, consider building a raised bed to provide proper water drainage. Set shrubs out in spring, spacing plants 6 to 10 feet apart depending on the variety.

Elderberries grow best when fertilized annually with compost. They have shallow roots, so mulch around the plants with hay, straw, or bark chips to control weeds that compete for water and nutrients.

Elderberries can sucker freely and send up vigorous new branches each season. These one-year-old branches produce side branches (laterals) that fruit heavily in the second and third year. In late winter, prune out branches more than 3 years old since these are less productive. Try to leave equal numbers of one-, two-, and three-year-old branches. Prune out any dead, diseased, or broken branches as well.

 There are few significant insect pests and diseases of elderberries. Cane borers can infect older branches, so the above pruning guidelines also help control borers, too. During wet weather, leaf diseases sometimes affect the foliage, but they aren't a serious concern. Birds love the berries, and you'll need to cover the shrub with netting to keep them from quickly harvesting your crop.

 Harvest elderberry fruit from August to September, depending on the variety. Let fruits ripen on the shrub to a dark purple color. Prune off the entire cluster when ripe and strip the berries into a bowl. The fruit doesn't store well at room temperature, so keep it refrigerated after harvest and process the berries as soon as possible. You can expect yields of 12 to 15 pounds of fruit per mature (3- or 4-year-old) shrub, if grown properly. Uncooked berries produce a dark purple juice and are astringent and inedible, but when processed impart a sweet, earthy flavor.
Winter sore throat "tea".
In a jar, combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a "jelly". To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.
Homemade Mosquito Trap

2 liter bottle
1 tsp yeast
1/2 cup sugar
lukewarm water

Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking it will find food there and is trapped.
Get Rid of Ants Solution
 This is a recipe for getting rid of those pesky ants that come every spring and summer. Mix up the solution, pack cotton balls in a jar cover, put the solution on and they will be gone.
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons boric acid
3 cups warm water

1. Mix the sugar and boric acid well.
2. Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy.
3. Store in a jar until ready to use.
4. When ready to use, put cotton into the top of a jar lid to fill it and then saturate the cotton to the top. 
5. Place it in the location where it is needed.
6. Note: This solution will keep for a long while. A good technique is to drip a drop or two over the edge of the lid to rest on the counter so the ants will find the solution sooner. It sometimes takes a little while for them to find it, but find it they will. When they do, do not disturb them as they drink. They will hang over the edge of the lid and drink for a while and then take it back to the nest killing the colony. Almost overnight they will be gone.
Baked Hard-Cooked Eggs 
For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make "hard-boiled" eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel!  

Park Considers Trail Connection

Cave Creek Regional Park Considers Trail Connection to Desert Foothills Land Trust Trail
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is currently considering the addition of a connector trail from Cave Creek Regional Park’s Quartz Trail to the
To establish the level of interest from the community for the connector trail, the Department is currently soliciting feedback from park visitors regarding which access points they use to enter the park and their level of interest in connecting to Desert Foothills Land Trust. This is being done through a brief online survey.
Individuals who do not have access to a computer and need a hard copy of the survey and project map may request one by contacting Leigh at:
(602) 506-8941
Surveys will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 22, 2012.
Once the process has been completed, the feedback will be reviewed and a decision on the project will be posted on the Department’s Website.
Park Maps
Cave Creek Regional Park Map
Cave Creek Regional Park Map Close-Up
Cave Creek Regional Park Map - Family Campground 

Printable Map
Cave Creek Regional Park Map - 8 1/2 x 11


 32nd Annual STAIRCLIMB & FIRE FIGHTER Challenge

 Saturday, September 29, 2012
The FIRE FIGHTER Challenge is a 3 person relay event that pits local firefighters from cities across the Valley, competing against each other for time in full gear.

Each FIRE FIGHTER Challenge team is made up of 3 individuals from the same Fire Department.
There are 3 separate divisions: Combat, Sport, Old-timer & Female. Each team will compete in
5 separate events in full turnouts and SCBA:

(1)Stair Climb, (2)Hose Hoist, (3)Forcible Entry, (4)Hose Advance, (5)Victim Rescue.
Stair Climb:

This is a highrise pack carry. The pack may be carried in any manner and deposited on the top floor. Steps may be taken in multiples on the way up, but for safety measures, the competitor must make contact with each step on the way down.
Hose Hoist:
Each competitor must lift a 50ft, 2 ½ inch doughnut rolled, double jacket hose from the ground to the top of a platform (approx 30ft).
Forcible Entry:
This event utilizes a chopping simulator. Using a provided mallet, the competitor must drive a steel beam a horizontal distance of 5 ft. The beam must only be struck by the head of the mallet.
Hose Advance:
After running though hydrants, each competitor must pick up the nozzle end of the 100 ft, 1½ inch hose line and extend hose the full 100ft, open the nozzle and hit the target with a stream of water, shut down the nozzle and place it on the ground.
Victim Rescue:
A mannequin (approx. 175 lb)
The lowest combined team time wins!

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals
will be given out to the top three teams.

The challenge is to raise the dollars through the Annual Cystic Fibrosis StairClimb & Firefighter Challenge to continue to fund research programs and give the children and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis the quality of life and the future they deserve.
Who’s the fastest & fittest? Spectators are encouraged to cheer on their favorite city as local firefighters from across the Valley compete head-to-head for victory. The Firefighter Challenge is a competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed by firefighters in emergency situations.
 Donations are put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. The Foundation is one of the most effective and efficient organizations of its kind. It has received a four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States, and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.

 Event Location

Arizona Center - 5th Street & Van Buren
( MAP )
Free parking in the Arizona Center parking garage. The entrance to the parking garage is located west of 5th St off of Fillmore.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Firefighter Challenge Photo's

Professional Bike Tools To Go

Topeak PrepStation
The new Topeak PrepStation ( Coming in 2013 )is a complete tool solution for the mechanic on the go. The entire unit is fitted with wheels and a padded cover for convenient transport and storage. When open, the stacked trays fan out, offering access to 39 professional-grade tools. With one dedicated tray for small parts and the large base, there is plenty of room for spare parts, cleaning supplies, lube, degreaser, and anything else you may need.
Trays are lined with form-fitting foam, to keep tools organized and prevent them from rattling during transport.
Trays can be fanned out to provide easy access to any tool you need.
Press the trigger in the handle and pull to unlock and expand the stacked trays.

The PrepStation with extended handlebar
 ready to roll (l), and collapsed and covered (r).

Bordo 6000

Bordo they succeeded in bridging the gap between the high security demands and a compact, clean design. Even the Bordo Granit X-Plus, which corresponds in its features to a Granit product with the highest security requirements, has a balanced and harmonic appearance. With its facelift, new design aspects come into their own. Even here, the design contributes to the function: The links are covered with a two-component coating (Bordo 6000/6100). That way, the bicycle's paintwork is protected and the colour variants are possible. The silicone cover for the lock body (Bordo 6000/6050) increases the ease-of-use through a better handling.

The uncomplicated and noiseless transport bag was an important point in the product specifications. The lock and its bag were developed simultaneously and are perfectly adapted to each other.


Lock body made of special hardened steel
Highly resistant hardened steel links
Highly resistant rivet connection between the links
Links produced in hybrid technology and coated with shockproof synthetic material (protection against damage to the bicycle's frame)
Individually settable code, easy to use, thanks to the high-quality digits imprinting (only Combo model)
Cathodic coating offers ideal protection against corrosion
Non-slipping fixing on the bicycle frame through special slat technology (upright position effect)

ABUS Square Chain is made from hardened special alloy with special yellow zinc plating for superior corrosion resistance and maximum protection against physical attack. It comes with a nylon sleeve to protect equipment from damage. It is available in 6mm, 8m, 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm diameters and comes standard in 2', 6' and 10' lengths. Custom lengths are available upon request.
ABUS Cobra cables are made from high quality braided steel for superior strength, flexibility and durability. With multiple lengths and diameters available, these cables can meet virtually any application need. Both ends of each cable are looped, allowing them to be used with a variety of different ABUS Padlocks. Each cable has a vinyl coating which prevents it from scratching delicate surfaces while also giving them extreme corrosion resistance
 6 Feet to 33 Feet Long
 Floor Anchors
The WBA-100 floor anchor is constructed from a high quality plastic, which is so strong a vehicle can be driven over it without breaking or cracking. This feature coupled with a .63" diameter hardened steel shackle makes this the most durable floor anchor design available. The extra wide shackle base allows for easy locking and unlocking and can fit almost any type of chain or padlock

Waterproof Phone Case

Is a flexible, crystal clear waterproof bag that allows complete use of your Smartphone while keeping it dry and clean. Simply pump out all the air with the easy to use hand pump and the bag will vacuum seal around the Smartphone and become completely waterproof. The air tight seal guarantees that the Smartphone will stay dry even when submerged underwater. Every DryCASE comes with our neoprene activity arm band for water sports, and is crystal clear so pictures can be taken through it while using the other side.

Waterproof Vacuum Seal
Crystal Clear for taking Photo
                   Stereo Headphone & Mic Jack                   
Neoprene Armband Included
Works with any Phone or MP3
Tested to 100 Feet for 1 Hour

With DryCASE, after you seal your smartphone in the pouch, you attach a small hand pump to a valve on the pouch, and with 2 or three squeezes, all the air has been sucked out of the DryCASE, and you KNOW it's water tight. Smartphone users will appreciate that DryCASE makes it possible for users to use their touch screen through the pouch as well as make phone calls. Whether you're looking to take you music or an emergency phone on the water, DryCASE is an easy solution that will fit a variety of electronic devices. The vacuum technology lets you know that it's water tight every time.
PRICE: $39.99

DryBUDS SPORT with waterproof microphone are the newest waterproof headphones offering from DryCASE. They are designed keeping the extremely active user in mind, utilizing an over ear clip that keeps the buds in place in almost any situation. The waterproof microphone work flawlessly during any water activity. Make call and take calls with easy!
 Price $39.99
Works for small cameras
The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack is almost the great bridge between these bifurcate needs. The Dry Case Waterproof Backpack has a smart little air valve at the bottom that lets you squeegee out any captured air, once you have the pack all sealed up. In this way, you can really get the pack down to a slim profile almost like a vacuum seal.
100% Waterproof Main Compartment
30 Liters Storage Capacity
Made of High Quality Marine Grade Waterproof Vinyl
Two Way Valve for Inflation or Compression
External Zippered Mesh Pocket for Your Wet Gear
Mesh Side Pocket/ Drink Bottle Holder
Waterproof Padded Shoulder Straps
Padded Waist, Hip, and Lower Back Support

Heal Packs

Heat packs are made by hypoallergenic medical-grade vinyl, and will insulate the skin from extreme temperatures. They are uniquely designed for every part of the body, including the face, shoulder, back, hands, elbows, stomach, knees, calves, and feet.
These packs can be used for heat AND cold therapy.

Heat packs provide portable heat therapy for individuals who exhibit symptoms that will benefit from direct heat; medical professionals whose clients experience muscle strain, arthritis, rheumatism, and other ailments, and distributors who seek a primary or alternative source of income. In addition, these reusable heat packs are No batteries or electrical cords needed for use. They are ideal for cold climates where athletes, skiers, campers, etc., have no access to electrical outlets. They are also potential life savers in bad weather conditions.

The strategic competitive advantages of Heat packs are its electricity-free technology, performance, and cost advantages. Each reusable heating pack is equipped with a trigger device enclosed in the pack that when pressed creates a crystallization process, which generates the heat. Reusable heat packs save substantial time and electricity and are resistant to the ongoing concerns of fire and skin burns. These performance and cost advantages are sustainable in the medium to long term as a result of the intellectual property protection built around the technology.
The heat pack is made of soft, pliable medical grade vinyl. Inside the pack is sodium acetate -- a form of salt and water which is food grade and non-toxic. Therefore, even the pack does rupture and the contents spill, no one will be at risk of injury.
  1. Push the dimple in the center of the buton (the large metal side) firmly until it clicks.
  2. Once the pack is fully crystallized, squeeze it until it is soft and pliable.
  3. Packs can be used from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size and how well it is insulated.
Heat packs can be used as COOL packs as well. However, they do not become as cold as ICE Packs. 
Place pack in the refrigerator or ice water for 12-25 minutes. Remove and use as cool pack.
Heat pack is instant and portable. It can be used over and over again, as many time as possible. It also carries lifetime warranty which covers manufacturer's defects.
HAND WARMER 3 X 5 US$14.00

SHOULDER & NECK 6 X 18 US$49.99

FULL BACK 12 X 20 US$74.99

LOWER BACK 8 X 12 US$44.99



Clip in your iPhone* 4/4S and keep it close at hand for use as a GPS for navigating, for listening to music, and much more while cycling. The RideCase has a separate protective carbon fiber sheet which integrates with the engineering grade plastic exoskeleton to securely hold your iPhone 4/4S while on the go. Its unique, and fully angle adjustable Stem Cap Mount allows viewing in landscape or portrait orientation. The integrated QuickClick mounting system lets you mount or remove the RideCase in seconds.