Month: January 2019

Keto King Cake

Diet is culturally dictated to a large degree, and in south Mississippi and throughout Louisiana, the culture dictates that you eat King Cake during Mardi Gras leading up to the Lenten season! Unfortunately, we’d gone keto some months earlier and we were starting to make some real progress […]

7 Leave No Trace principles

Leave No Trace is a conservation program that was started by a collaboration between The U.S. Department of Agriculture, The National Parks Service, the National Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The Boy Scouts of America rapidly picked up the program and made it part of […]

Leave no Trace – Respect wildlife

It can be super-tempting to want to handle or pet or feed a creature that you meet in the outdoors – especially for kids. Some physical interaction with animals is probably wise and healthy and necessary for our development but children and parents and other outdoorsmen have to […]

Front- vs. backcountry

Among outdoor adventure enthusiasts, there is a distinction between frontcountry and backcountry adventures. At first, these might seem like synonyms for little vs. big adventures, or easy vs. hard, but if you are engaged in any sort of outdoor adventure, like hiking or canoeing then the topic deserves […]

The Bear-muda Triangle

The protection and reintroduction of the black bear into Mississippi has been a huge success! I’ve heard stories of black bear all along the creek bottoms all over the state – especially near Natchez and Monticello. I’ve seen photos of a bear in a deer feeder near Natchez […]

Perfect hard boiled eggs!

Hard-boiled eggs are a staple in our house.  They are keto-friendly, and can be eaten as a snack (with some salt or sriracha) or turned into deviled eggs for a picnic.  But getting them boiled just right can be a challenge and peeling the crazy things without tearing them […]

When to hold & when to fold

One of my outdoor mentors told me more than once, “Never, ever cancel an outing just because of what some weatherman says. Unless you see a tornado, we’re going anyway.” That advice has gotten us some direct experience with rain and thunderstorm, jungle heat so bad that it […]