9. In 2020, he was involved in England’s Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup wins as well as Exeter’s Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup double.10. Cowan-Dickie’s dad is a fisherman and the hooker once did a nine-day trip with him.He told the England Rugby Podcast: “It was the sleep that got to me. We would empty the fish onto the deck and you’d probably do two or three hauls in the six hours, so you’d work for six hours and then sleep for six hours, but by the time you got to sleep you probably get four-and-a-half or four.” Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 5. Cowan-Dickie started out as a prop before moving to hooker. He has said his favourite exercise in the gym is the bench press.6. Cowan-Dickie was once ranked No 1 in the world for the Call of Duty computer game. He is still a keen gamer and admitted last year that he spends around three hours a night playing.7. He was part of the England U20 team that won the Junior World Championship in 2013, beating Wales in the final.8. He was once nicknamed ‘Luke Cowan-Sickie’ after he vomited having scored a try for Exeter against Leicester Tigers in August 2020. Luke Cowan-Dickie works on his throwing technique (Getty Images) Find out more about the Exeter and England front-rower Who is Luke Cowan-Dickie: Ten things you should know about the England hookerLuke Cowan-Dickie made his England debut in 2015 against France but played only three more Tests between then and March 2018. Since then, however, he has become a regular in the match-day 23.Find out more about the England front-rower here.Ten things you should know about Luke Cowan-Dickie1. Luke Cowan-Dickie was born on 20 June 1993 in Truro. He stands at 6ft (1.84m) and weighs 17st 9lb (112kg).2. He has been part of the Exeter Chiefs set-up since 2010. He also played for Plymouth Albion early in his pro career at the Chiefs as part of a dual-registration agreement.3. He has described Chiefs boss Rob Baxter as the best coach he has worked with.He told The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast in November 2020: “This is my 11th season now and he has taken the club to where we want to be.”Does Luke Cowan-Dickie have children?4. He has a son, Arlo, with his long-term partner Chloe Rose. Their son was born seven weeks premature in early 2020 but after a short time in hospital, Cowan-Dickie shared on Instagram that both mum and baby were doing well, saying of Arlo: “He is already my world.”
Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has solved a conundrum of many a backpacker and adventure sportsman. Beer concentrate. Yes, that’s right—concentrated beer that is lightweight and easy to pack. Nothing tastes finer then a beer after a long day’s hike. So next time you reach your campsite after a day in the hills, you can indulge in one of life’s pleasures, a delicious cold brew.The company is based out of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and they have gotten quite the buzz about their patent-pending technology. Each lightweight pack starts as a concentrated liquid that’s 58% alcohol by volume and produces one pint of beer at 6.1% alcohol by volume. Currently, Pat’s offers two varieties of beer concentrate, Pale Rail and Black Hops. The brews are being sold online through Colorado Liquor Outlet who shipped their first batch on October 25.To drink, you just need to add carbonated water. When you’re out on the trail, this can be done by using the plastic carbonator bottle that the company began producing last year. The carbonation process required instructions and a bit of focus. An eco2Activator pack combines citric acid and potassium bicarbonate to produce carbon dioxide. Using a process of shaking the container and pumping the lever, the carbon dioxide is distributed throughout the liquid resulting in a fizzy beverage.Blue Ridge Outdoors was anxious to give beer concentrate a try. After brewing up a pint of Black Hops, the prominent taste was of the eco2Activator that is used to produce the carbonation. The instructions say to vary the amount to taste, and I would recommend using less than the full amount. The taste of the eco2Activator dulled over time, but that could have just been from the awesomeness of drinking a trail-made beer. The Black Hops had a surprisingly rich and malty flavor that was made even more delicious by the scenery.Beer concentrate has so many possibilities both on and off the trail. It seems that this product could be equally useful on a bike adventure, a kayak trip, or at a summer festival. In a recent Facebook post, Pat shared the brilliant idea of traveling with a few brews on your next flight—just pack the concentrate in the quart size bag along with your toiletries.Gourmands may prefer to haul the extra weight for their favorite beer, and others may stick with the classic choice of a flask of whiskey, but having beer concentrate as an option is certainly a game changer.
A grand opening ceremony was held Saturday evening. (Pat Smith/ Greensburg Daily News)GREENSBURG, Ind. – A brand new fire station is open and ready to serve the expanding community of Lake Santee.Funding for Fire Station No. 2 was made through various fundraising events and the 116-thousand dollar building is paid for, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Twenty-seven volunteers are ready to provide fire and EMS services to the approximate 500 homes in Lake Santee and surrounding communities.The newspaper reported that firefighters are currently raising money to purchase a fire truck.Along with the Clarksburg Community Volunteer Fire Department, the Lake Santee station serves parts of Decatur, Franklin and Rush counties adding up to approximately 5,000 people and one hundred square miles.