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10 Essentials – Water and the Rule of Threes

The Rule of Threes There is a Rule of Threes that we use to begin teaching survival to kids.  It states that you can live for about 3 minutes without oxygen, about 3 days without water, and about 3 weeks without food.  That’s not saying you’ll be happy […]

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Algae blooms at Okeechobee

Yesterday’s quick and timely afternoon article was about how to find out if your tap water is contaminated.  Today’s afternoon news is also about clean water, and the consequences of mismanagement. An article in the Florida Sun Sentinel suggests that they are in for another year (like last […]

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Kili in pop culture

Last week on the Roaming Parkers blog I began trying to answer the question, “Why Kili?”  That is, why would anyone in their right minds want to take a 24 hour plane ride to the other side of the planet in order to schlep up the side of a […]

Expansion of Devil’s Eyebrow in Arkansas

This place sounds like a Wonderland! Check out this verbiage from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission – Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area is located at the northern end of Beaver Lake along Indian Creek and its tributaries. The terrain is rugged and steep, consisting of deep, bluff-lined hollows separated […]

Sustainable fishing

Back in the day we didn’t talk about sustainability and renewability mostly because we had different words for it.  Stewardship for instance.  Nowadays some folks seem to have a hard time with stewardship, so I thought I’d put it in nowadays terminology. Stewardship means taking care of something […]

Twice my gut saved my butt!

There’s this book by Gavin DeBecker, The Gift of Fear. Wonderful book about the wonderful gift that intuition can be, and how to learn to trust your gut intuition to get you out of dangerous situations.  It reminds me of a couple of stories about times when my gut […]