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Category: Survival

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 […]

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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! […]

10 outdoor essentials

Outdoor gurus tell us that there are approximately ten things (or types of things) that you ought to take with you whenever you go on an outdoor adventure that is any more remote than your own yard.  Some of these are for comfort and some for actual safety, […]