Backcountry Shot Glasses. Because Sanitation.

first_imgFirst, I should say that we don’t recommend doing shots in the backcountry. Combining alcohol with adventurous sports is irresponsible and could result in a variety of dire consequences ranging from impaired decision making to hypothermia. Also, there’s a rare condition associated with boozing while hiking or biking called “having too much fun.” It’s serious. And contagious. I want to be a responsible adult, but I keep running into the same problem: bourbon tastes good. And it tastes even better when you’re deep in the woods at the end (or middle) of an epic adventure. And they make flasks so lightweight and portable these days that it seems almost silly not to take a few ounces of your favorite spirit along on your adventure. While you could sip your hooch straight from the flask like a damn animal, there are other, more civilized options for the discerning drinker. Enter the Adventure Shot Glass Set from Stanley–four stainless steel sippers that stack together and pack away in their own steel carrying case. Look at these things; they’re so cute, it would be rude not to whip them out when you reach the summit of your next peak. And any wilderness guide worth his/her salt will tell you that the number one medical issue in the backcountry isn’t a sprained ankle, it’s communicable diseases. For some reason, people are in such awe of nature that they forget to wash their hands. They go all communal and start sharing spoons and cups. But if you have these shot glasses, you don’t have to suck the bourbon straight from the flask, right after your sleazy friend with the stripper girlfriend sucks the bourbon straight from the flask. You think taking a shot of booze in the backcountry is irresponsible? Try getting herpes. See? Using these little cups is a public health issue. Be responsible.last_img read more

Wisconsin League fights regulatory consolidation

first_imgby: Michael MuckianWisconsin credit unions and their league Wednesday will oppose a bill that would lump the state’s financial regulator in with the agency the licenses cosmetologists and other unrelated professions.Two Wisconsin state legislators are proposing a bill that would combine the Office of Credit Unions and Department of Financial Institutions, which regulates banks, with Department of Safety and Professional Services. The DSPS has oversight for the cemetery board, family therapists, hydrogeologists, bodywork therapists, perfusionists, home inspection, mixed martial arts and cosmetology. Representatives from credit unions, the Wisconsin Credit Union League and the Cooperative Network, a cooperative lobbying group, will speak out against the proposal. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Glasgow’s kiss of life

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