Category Archives: Outdoors

Knob Creek 2013 Fall Machine Gun Shoot

The Truth Train team recently visited Knob Creek for their semiannual machine gun shoot. Check out the video below for a taste of the event!

All Aboard!

2011 Music City Brewer’s Fest

Do you even have to ask?
All Aboard!

Patio + Ikea Ammerö Furniture

Here’s a quick look at a Truth Train team member’s patio setup this summer. Keep an eye out for an upcoming “how-to” post about potting a palm tree…

Schwinn Gladiator

The Gladiator is a BMX//bicycle/Razor scooter hybrid that was produced by Schwinn in the 1990’s. They offer a stable ride and are a fun way to get around. We predict that hipsters will soon ditch their fixed gear bikes en masse and start riding these once they realize that pedals and chains may be just as unnecessary as extra gears. They fact that they’ll never see anyone else riding one on their street doesn’t hurt either. Gladiators occasionally appear on eBay, so snatch one up if you get the chance… before they become even more rare!

Caveat: As our tester notes in the video below, many Gladiators still have the original bicycle brake components from 1990 (Hammer time), so be sure to give them a once over before cruising downhill.

All aboard!

2011 Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Alite Designs Monarch Butterfly Camp Chair

Backpackers Rejoice


This camper’s delight comes from Alite Designs, a San Francisco based company.

 The Monarch Butterfly chair is light weight, at 18 oz. and packs into a 4.5 x 13 in. stuff sack.  Expanding on the aluminum pole design, seen in most new tents, set up is quick and easy.  The chair is made with nylon fabric and mesh side panels for breathability.  despite its nimble weight, it’s capacity is rated to 250 lbs, even your bigger buddies can use it.

The 2 rubber feet can be a balancing act (pun intended), but with practice can become quite relaxing. So prop your feet up and enjoy the campfire all year long!