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Climbing Kili – A Lifetime Experience!

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Sharpening the sword – for what?

Some of you may know that the Roaming Parkers are martial artists.  I (Pat) have been learning since about 1986, teaching since about 1996, and teaching OUR kids since about 2006.  We practice and teach primarily aikido but with a healthy sprinkling of judo and jodo and perhaps […]

How to orient a map

(Third in a series – Before you go on an outdoor adventure,  get a good compass and find some useful maps.) A map with all its squiggly lines and colors can, at first glance, seem like a confusing jumble.  One of the first things that you’ll want to […]

How to pan fry fish

Well, the first step in pan frying fish is obviously to catch a mess of fish.  It just so happens that recently the Roaming Parkers got word of a  spot where the fish were biting!  A buddy of ours went to this spot and caught 80 fish and […]

Where to get trek maps

Yesterday I posted a couple of suggestions about getting a good compass to keep you safe and on track in your outdoor activities, and soon I’ll be posting articles about how to use that compass effectively, but first we need to get a good map to go along […]