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Category: Survival

A hot, dry stalk

Part 3 of a series – Where the Wild Things Roam Looking for water I had studied up on creeks along the trail so I was not surprised that first night’s camp was a dry camp – no water for washing or drinking. I brought 5 liters of […]

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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 […]

Ah HA! The Big Picture.

For a few months now I have been pondering the question, “What then?”  Currently Pat and I, as the Roaming Parkers, have a flexible plan where we are actively working on being debt free, homeschooling, community service, traveling, blogging, and getting ready for The Next Big Thing.  (You […]

Snuggly snakes and cowboy camping

Some comedian recently struck a note with folks my age when he commented, “I really thought as a kid that quicksand would be a bigger problem in the world than it is.” It seems like back in my day, every other superhero or western TV series eventually got […]

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, […]

10 essentials – water

Something that you realize fast during any outdoor adventure or any disaster situation – water weighs a LOT! 8.3 pounds per gallon adds up fast! Emergency prep experts tell us to try to stockpile 1 gallon of water per person per day in the event of emergencies – […]

How to layer for cold weather hiking

Even in the deepest South of the United States, it can get cold enough to make winter adventures unpleasant or even deadly.  But a little bit of knowledge and the right clothes and equipment can make all the difference and can extend your adventure season throughout the winter! […]