Check List for Triathlon

My higbikes_transition_view_470_470x3001h school football coach once told me that “Proper Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance.” I have found that there is no worse feeling than getting to the transition set up for a race and realizing that you have  forgotten something. Here at the Prepared Idiot we want to help you avoid that feeling as much as possible so here is a list of things you might want to bring to starting line of a triathlon. Continue reading

The Five Foods You Should be Eating

American diets and wgrizzly-221558_640eight loss fads tend to center around subtracting food options form our personal menus. Taking away whole food groups might help you lose weight in the short term but often lack all of the health benefits that you receive by eating a well balanced diet. So why not start down the path to a healthy life style by adding good antioxidant rich cancer fighting foods instead of subtracting whole food groups form your menu.

I recently had a discussion with Registered Dietitian Michele Manarino (R.D., M.S.) about what five foods Americans should add to there diets that they might not be eating now.

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Dry Prospecting vs. Wet Prospecting

There ideserto-sonora-paesaggios a great difference between wet and dry prospecting.

Wet prospecting is by far the more useful and the one which will provide the most frequent discoveries this is because you get a much better separation rate of gold from gravel when wet and sent through a sluice box and subsequent sieve or series of sieves. However, this separation rate is much, much lower when dry and the likelihood of expelling gold with your sand or gravel is greatly increased. Continue reading

An Idiot’s Guide to Food and Diets

What is the best diet on the market right now? That is not a simple question to answer! With multi-million dollar companies marketing tovegetables-218139_640 you and crazy fads that pop up and are gone just as quick how do you know what to put in your mouth? In this episode The Prepared Idiot Podcast Rich Barna talks to Registered Dietitian Michele Manarino about all things food. Including what you should be eating to stay healthy.

 

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Jump in the water is fine

As I talk to people DSC_0158 TRIwho would like to run a triathlon I have noticed a reoccurring theme. Most everybody is afraid of the swim. I have to say this is completely understandable. Most of us can imagine ourselves getting on a bike and flying down the street because we unbolted the training wheels from our bikes at five. As for running, we all have run at some point. Be it with a junior high school teacher screaming at us to go faster or playing tag with our friends in the front yard. It is not beyond imagination that we can overcome either of these two disciplines with enough time or practice. With the water there seems to be more fear and worry. This was one of the biggest obstacles for me to overcome as well.

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Speaking Wine

big glassFor many of us wine is a mystery! I have met so many people that don’t want to look like an “Idiot” when trying wine so they stay away from it all together.  You don’t have to be afraid of trying wine. Picking a good tasting wine is not as hard as you think. I thought I would give you a quick crash course on the terms you would hear in a wine tasting room or bar so that you won’t have to feel like and idiot the next time you are offered a glass of the grape. Continue reading

Off Roading For The Beginner

What is the most heart pounding excitement you can have moving at 3 miles an hour? For many it is the thrill of off roading! Seeing nothing but blue sky out of the windshield as your 4X4 finds its grip on the rocks under your tires (That you can’t see). Then suddenly, feeling the rubber grip and you see the ground in front of you again it is probably already too late you hooked. Then all you want to do is find another hill, mud pit, sand dune, or rock to conquer.3481scd

In this episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast we ask a life long off roading enthusiast the dumb questions on where to start off roading. Your host Rich Barna tries to find the answers to questions like: What is the best 4X4 to buy? What modifications should you make to your 4X4 first? With tires is bigger better? How do I learn to off road? What gear do I need to have in my rig? And where can I go legally to wheel/ off road?

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Want to start your own Drone Air Force? Asking the Dumb Questions about Drones or UAS.

 

In this episode of the Prepared Idiot Podcast your host investigates the idea of starting your verdroney own Drone Air Force. In many countries the technology of the flying robots is quickly out pacing regulations that law makers can produce. It is hard to figure out what is legal and what is not.

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The Prepared Idiot’s Guide to Prospecting for Gold

Eureka! In this episode Rich Barna “The Prepared Idiot” takes a look at how to start prospecting for gold! Who doesn’t dream as gold covera child of stumbling across a pile of gold, buried deep in your own backyard? Unfortunately, not many pirates have left treasure troves just under the surface in cities and towns, but you may be surprised to learn that gold prospecting still has a vast number of enthusiasts up and down the country. However, you may be sad to learn that the actual financial value of what you find could be very low indeed. It is the thrill of the chase and the wonder of being in the great outdoors that many people find so invigorating, and so why not give it a try?

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