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Category: Adventure

The Canon of Judo – by Kyuzo Mifune

The Roaming Parkers are purging some items from our hoarder stash – ahem – I mean, “collection,” and being both a book nerd and a martial arts aficionado, I wanted to send some of my most beloved books to homes where they will be loved and used! The […]

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How to hike like a Boy Scout

Part of why we started the Roaming Parkers blog and Facebook group is because there are a lot of people who feel bogged down in a virtual rat-race and disconnected from the real, natural world – a large group of people who want to become more connected with […]

An awesome backpack food experiment!

A few days ago I was reading on some backpacking forum someone was saying that when choosing and packing food for a backpacking trek, choosing lightweight food should be your foremost concern. I think that is TERRIBLE advice. Who wants to eat crappy food just because it’s lightweight? […]

Get a clue, Penn State!

This past April the big news for a few days was that Penn State had put the kibosh on the PSU Outdoors Club, a student organization that promoted outdoor activities like hiking and backpacking. According to Penn State University, it is too dangerous for young adults to do […]

Lose yourself in The ZONE

If you pull out a map of Mississippi and draw a triangle with vertices near Homochitto National Forest, DeSoto National Forest, and Bienville National Forest, it will encompass almost 10000 square miles (about 1/5 the size of Mississippi). This triangle is a wonderland of outdoor recreation spots! You […]

Leave no Trace – Leave what you find

Scouts have, since their beginning more than 100 years ago, been involved in conservation and stewardship and naturalism – but there are lots of things that Scouts (and indeed all outdoorsmen and naturalists) have done in the past that might not be exactly kosher in today’s environment. There’s […]

What repels insects and ticks too?

A while back I wrote an article about insect repellents, in which I mostly discussed DEET and citronella.  It is still tick season and the news media has been rife with articles about these horrible little ticks that can cause a debilitating, permanent allergy to red meat, so […]