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Category: Adventure

That time I was arrested in Tokyo for stealing a whore’s teeth

Some of the most widely-traveled people I’ve ever met are retired military personnel.  If you want to travel the world, go on adventures, and get paid to do it, the military might be a good option for you.  As a bonus, you are bound to come back with some […]

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10 Essentials – Insect repellent

Of all the 10 outdoor essentials that expert outdoor gurus tell us not to forget when we go outside, insect repellent is just about the most important around South Mississippi and Louisiana. Between West Nile and Zika mosquitoes, swarming gnats, and the painful bites of horseflies the size of […]

In the Hearts of Wild Men

In The Hearts Of Wild Men, by Ernest Herndon, tells the first-hand tale of a 1981 mission trip into the mountainous heart of Papua New Guinea.  It is a short book, 135 pages, written in fits and spurts while Herndon was recovering from a malarial fever. In the book, […]

Was it a hike or a swim!

A couple of years ago I took a group of Boy Scouts hiking at Percy Quin State Park.  We did the 8-mile Nature Trail all the way around Lake Tangipahoa and had a blast despite lots of wet crossings and bridge and boardwalk damage from Hurricane Isaac.   […]

Who is this Dixie person anyway?

For some months now, I’ve been a member of a Backpacking group on Facebook called, Homemade Wanderlust.  For most of that time I’ve been a lurker, quietly absorbing whatever backpacking wisdom they put out. But you know what a glut of information FB can be.  It’s like drinking […]