Food Afield: Som Tam Goong Sod

Typically when people think of Thai food they think curry, rice, noodles, and, for those with a less adventurous stomach, massive indigestion. Less consideration goes to the fact that traditional Thai food is all about fresh ingredients that can make for some very healthy dishes. One of these I recently became obsessed with during a trip to southern Thailand: Som Tam, or green papaya salad.

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While a first aid kit is never a bad idea, honestly there’s many situations where you really just need something to hold you together because, like Jesse “The Government Body” Ventura, you ain’t got time to bleed. For this, I’ve picked up two basic components during my climbing career that should keep you in one piece while you’ve got better things to do, like limp to the car.

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