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Trucking toward Fall


Nelson, Nevada Courtesy Rick Beach Photography

Copyright 2010 Rick Beach Photography

Flea Market-Custom Car Show


Las Vegas, Nevada
October 23, 2010

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST


FALL FEST—Mesquite, Nevada
We are following the same contest rules October 16th, 2010 The 3rd Annual Del Sol High
found on our TOPOGEAR Webpage for Don’t miss another great event put on School Theater Dept’s Flea Market and
our recipe contest. The only catch is, you by the Virgin River Hotel/Casino in Mes- Custom Car/Hot Rod show is coming
have to send a photo of a carved pumpkin quite, Nevada. The Holiday season will up this October. Don’t miss the, food,
somehow using the TOPOGEAR Logo, or be just around the corner. Don’t miss music, cars, and vendor booths. This is
www.topogear.com web address. out! great family fun!
We are looking for the most creative photo/ Just a short trip from Las Vegas or St This event is at Del Sol High School
icon you can come up with. Same prize George, Utah. Come the night before , located at 3100 E. Patrick Lane, Las
offer. Entries must be in by Oct 25, 2010. or stay over the night of. Make a week- Vegas, Nevada. From 8am to 3pm ,
Email to sales@topogear.com end get- a-way out of it. October 23rd, 2010.
Vendor booths are available. 8x14 ft
TOPOGEAR RECIPE CONTEST See full page details on page 12. space is $20. 16X14 is $30. “Family
Our thanks to those that submitted a rec- Friendly” items only please. Show off
ipe. Keep them coming. We are having fun or sell your arts and crafts. Raise funds
with this so we are extending the contest for for you club or charity. Free space if
our October issue! We are trying to have TOPOGEAR is always looking for reader you show your classic car or hot rod.
enough unique recipes to publish a cook- interest stories and events. Please submit KSHP, the Radio Shopping show
book. We have also added BBQ and out- your story, trip log, photos, recipes and will be having a road show during the
door cooking recipes. Be sure to read the humor. Subjects on Climbing, Paddling, event.
rules. Then simply send an email stating Cycling, Backpacking, Horses, Search and Contact Larayne Pierce 702-467-
you have read and agree to the rules. In- Rescue, travel destinations and more! Send 1718 (Flea Market) or Helen Sax 702-
clude your recipe(s), and photo(s),.of your material to: sales@topogear.com 596-2994 (Car Show)
Recipe creation. Win FREE Prizes!! (See Page 4)

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Shenango Reservoir Paddle (North Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania)

Oct 3, 2010 Trip Log:: We paddled this section of the Reservoir today with Temps in the mid 70s and occasional light rain. A pleasant Fall day to
be on the water. Most of the local rivers were too high to be safely paddled by my younger children so we set out on a calm adventure. A quick day
trip starting in Orangeville Ohio.
Our put in point was where Pymatuning Creek starts to form Shenango Reservoir. We launched at Andy Dorick Park which is on the Ohio/PA
border at the corner of Rt 609 and North Stateline Rd. The first mile of the paddle was very creek like. A nice current and somewhat narrow. The
water quickly started to widen at the start of mile 2. The fishing also seemed very good as we saw numerous large fish break water. In the stream
portion the water was fairly muddy. We encountered no hazards which made it great for the young ones. There are endless bays and small creeks to
explore. Depending on your allotted time, you can make this trips last as long as you wish.
The last 2 miles were clearly more lake like. It is a “no wake” zone, and many more places to paddle into and explore. The water cleared along
the way. We saw two turtles sunbathing on the bank. Another mile and a half put us under the old railroad bridge and into the main lake. An imme-
diate right turn brought us to the paved boat launch, our intended take-out point at Parkers Landing.
Only a 2 hour trip with little paddling, both boys (age 8 & 10) said this trip was a definite “do again”. As for me, I think I could spend several
hours along this 3 mile paddle casting a line and practicing catch and release. Not a spectacular paddle, but being on the water enjoying Fall just
doesn’t get any better! See more Shenango info on page 3 Col 1. Article Courtesy of David Armstrong algoessailing@aol.com

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poses without written consent of TOPOGEAR
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Shenango Recreation Area Zion National Park Summer Road Delays TOPOGEAR is carrying a new line of Fine
The delays may begin in May 2010 and go Jewelry.
For those interested in History, there are through October 2010. A road project may
remains of the Erie Extension Canal in this cause delays for those entering or leaving the
area. The Canal was key to economic develop- East Entrance on State Highway 9 between the
ment of NW Pennsylvania. Part of the old Entrance and route 89. Delays could be up to
towpath is still maintained and used for hiking 3 hours. Contact the Park for updated info.
as part of the Shenango Trail system. One and
a half miles downstream of the Shenango Dam
are the well preserved remains of Lock Number
10, at Sharpsville.
The dam was constructed for Flood control.
Providing protection for the local area as well as
the upper Ohio River. Shenango is part of the
Mississippi Watershed. We are specializing in new 925 Sterling
There are many outdoor activities available Silver and Semi precious gemstone Jewelry.
in this area. Camping, hiking, boating, etc. The photo above is some current examples.
There is the Shenango Recreation Area We wish to offer something affordable to
Campground. You will find 330 campsites, all. We hope to find and offer items under
shower houses, restrooms and dump station. the $200 retail range, with many under the
Many of the sites are equipped with electric $100 mark.
hookups. Contact info is: 877-444-6777 or visit
We offer a selection that will be ever chang-
website http://www.recreation.gov/
ing. We are able to buy direct from our
distributor and many of our items are indi-
Shenango River Lake (mailing purposes)
vidually hand selected when being pur-
2442 Kelly Rd chased.
These items will soon start showing up on
Hermitage, PA 16148-7308 the TOPO site so check back often. We also
Watchman, Zion NP, UT have large selections of used and vintage
(724) 962-7746 Photo Courtesy of Rick Beach Photography Jewelry. This stock is also changing con-
Watchman, elevation is 6545 ft., overlooks stantly. Currently we have a large stock of
the Zion National Park visitor center and vintage Rhinestone jewelry.
Shenango Recreation Area Watchman camp grounds. This is just inside If you are looking for a specific item that
the west entrance of Zion NP. we do not show, please email us for a list of
492 W. Lake Rd. Click to view ZION NP info the latest inventory.

Transfer, PA 16154
RECIPE CONTEST
(724) 646-1124
Meyerco Tactical Folder
We have a winner for our Monthly News-
letter RECIPE Contest. The recipe appears
on page 5. Contest is extended to future is-
Daily Lake & Recreation Information: sues. Have your entry submitted by the 15th
of a month, for judging/publishing/winning
G10 Tactical Folder (MATCMDH)
(724) 962-4384 consideration in the following months newslet-
ter. *440 Bead Blasted Blade
Campground: A FREE “gift” is going out to our winner.
See the TOPOGEAR rules and submission *Easy One-Hand Opening
(724) 646-1115 (May-Sept)
form at the TOPOGEAR Home Page Find it
in the left menu Contest Win Free Stuff. Also
join our FACEBOOK Dutch Oven group if “MAIR” Dutch Oven Lid Lifter
you aren’t already a member.
Prize size is 9 inch only
We are changing some of the contest rules
starting with subsequent issues. The Contest is
References now open to recipes for both Dutch Ovens and
Visit these links for more detailed info BBQ/Outdoor Cooking.
There are now a choice of 2 prizes. A Mey-
erco G10 Tactical Folding knife, or a 9 inch
US Army Corps of Engineers Website Dutch Oven Lid lifter. Winner gets to select
Wikipedia their choice of one of these two prizes.
USA “Ship To” addresses only.

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DEL SOL High School Theater Dept’s 3rd Annual Flea Market & Custom Car Show
October 23, 2010 8:00am-3:00pm 3100 E Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada

Vendor space available

Show off your car!

Contact :
Larayne 702-467-1718 (Flea Market)
Helen 702-596-2994 (Car Show)

TOPOGEAR is always looking for reader


interest stories and events. Please submit
your story, trip log, photos, recipes and hu-
mor. Subjects on Climbing, Paddling, Cy-
cling, Backpacking, Horses, Search and Res- Photo’s this page Copyright 2009
Courtesy Rick Beach Photography
cue, travel destinations and more! Send mate- rick@topogear.com
rial to: sales@topogear.com

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH
TOPOGEAR’s

October Recipe

Contest Winner

Submitted by: David Grover

(2nd time winner!)

of Murray, Utah

Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Loin

12 in Dutch oven

½ a Pork Loin, the white meat portion works best (length to fit DO)
1/2 bag (5 oz.) fresh spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1 cup parmesan cheese divided


1/2 jar sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained and coarsely chopped

18 Slices of pepperoni
1 large shallot, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
4 Tbs. butter, divided
1 Jar pesto sauce
2-3 eggs
2 Tbs. water
The TOPOGEAR Outdoor Recipe Page

In a large bowl, mix together spinach, cheeses, sun dried tomatoes and arti- Outdoor Cooking Recipes
choke hearts; set aside. In a shallow bowl, beat together eggs and water, in
another shallow bowl add seasoned bread crumbs, Set aside. In your 12" Cooking Tips & Tricks
Dutch oven, melt 1 Tbs. butter, add the shallot and garlic and sauté until
tender; add to the spinach mixture. Toss spinach mixture lightly together to (Send them to us!)
mix.
Send us your recipe and photo of your prepared item to
In a spiral cut, “un roll” the pork loin, season with salt and pepper, then line appear on this page. See rules off our Home page at
with pepperoni slices, then place spinach mixture onto the pork, roll some http://www.topogear.com
what tightly and secure with Butchers twine, you don’t want it too tight or Email to sales@topogear.com
the filling will fall out. Dip the pork roll into egg wash, then in bread
crumbs until coated evenly. In your Dutch oven, melt remaining butter;
place pork roll in the Dutch oven and brown in butter on all sides to seal in Dutch Oven Heat “Three Up-Three Down Rule
juices After the pork is browned, bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until the
pork is thoroughly cooked. I use 16 coals on top and 12 coals on the bottom It is better to place more coals or briquettes on the lid of
the Dutch oven. Many Dutch oven cooks follow a simple
When the pork is done, remove it from the heat remove the twine and spoon
three up, three down rule. Measure the diameter of your
the pesto sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese. Place the lid back on the
Dutch oven and allow the residual heat melt the cheese. Let rest for 10 min- Dutch oven and add 3 to estimate how many briquettes to
utes before cutting Serves 6. place on the lid. Take 3 away from the diameter measure-
ment and this is the number you need to place under the
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submit your story, trip log, photos, recipes and humor. Subjects
on Climbing, Paddling, Cycling, Backpacking, Horses, Search
If you have a 12 inch Dutch oven. 12 + 3 = 15. Place 15
and Rescue, travel destinations and more! Send material to:
briquettes on the lid of your oven.
sales@topogear.com

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OCTOBER
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Date: Oct 8-10, 2010
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inventory of over 8000 items are FLEA MARKET & CAR SHOW
marked down. These discounts Date: Oct 23rd, 2010
Time: 8am-3pm
are for limited times, and change
Location: 3100 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada
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See Page 4
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NOVEMBER
Event: Cross Roads of the West Gun & Knife Show
Location: Tucson, AZ Pima County Fairgrounds
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LVDOS GATHERING & POTLUCK


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Event: FOUNTAIN FESTIVAL OF ARTS & CRAFTS
Creations by Artist Dave Bruce. Utilizing materials recycled from
Date: November 12, 13, 14, 2010
abandoned buildings and alleyways. One-of-a-kind birdhouses and
Time: 10am-5pm
furniture. These creations can be found through various stores and
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
specialty shops. Each piece is handcrafted with pride and signed
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Enter your Dutch Oven/BBQ or Outdoor Recipe for a chance to win
a “MAIR” 9 inch Dutch Oven Lid Lifter, or a Meyerco Folding Knife. We have had nu-
merous winners. We have extended this for subsequent issues too! Enter before the 15th of
the month, to be considered for the following months Next Newsletter. Details are found on
the TOPOGEAR Home Page. Look for “CONTEST Win FREE Stuff ” on the left menu.
Rules release and entry form are there. To keep it simple just email a statement that you
read and agree to the rules, attach your recipe and finished dish photo. Email to
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