Well, the first step in pan frying fish is obviously to catch a mess of fish. It just so happens that recently the Roaming Parkers got word of a spot where the fish were biting! A buddy of ours went to this spot and caught 80 fish and […]
Yesterday I copied this striking video about plastic trash from the Nalgene website. 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour – that’s 60 million per day just from the United States. If you check out the rest of the story at Nalgene, they say that of about 35 million […]
(Second in a series) Yesterday I posted a couple of suggestions about getting a good compass to keep you safe and on track in your outdoor activities, and soon I’ll be posting articles about how to use that compass effectively, but first we need to get a good […]
(First in a series) The first of the outdoor essentials that many outdoor groups like REI and the Boy Scouts tell folks to take with them on all outings is a navigation aid. That is, a map and compass. I remember as a child when I was a […]
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late … to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. […]
Potkopinu, a Natchez Indian word meaning, “Little Valley,” is the southernmost remaining section of historic sunken Natchez trace that is maintained by the Park Service and still hikeable. Three miles long, the Potkopinu segment lies between mile 20 and mile 17 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
What an outstanding outdoor adventure travel book! Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris is the story of a man from Saint Louis that gets the idea to canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana – some 2300 miles! […]
Food has powerful connotations. People associate foods very strongly with good times or with bad times. I bet a lot of Americans, just reading the words, “pumpkin pie” would think of Thanksgiving. Or smelling the combination of oranges and clove, they would think of Christmas.
Dr. Burrows was leading a nature hike a while back and started out by telling the group, “Every step we take through this forest is a miracle from God. Each little plant you step on, each bug you swat, could contain the cure for cancer if only we […]