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Another Kayak Outing (sort of) and a visit to Okeeheelee Park Rentals

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I have a daughter that played in the USSSA Fast-Pitch Girls South Florida 12U “B” State Championships this weekend at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, FL. This was a three day tournament starting Friday morning.
Like in many competitive sports, siblings get to tag along, and […]

Kayaking at Halpatiokee

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Halpatiokee is Seminole for “Alligator Water”.
Here is why:

 
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Hurricane Prep, Day 4 – Happy Wife, Happy Life!

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Tonight, while making dinner, the wife and I got into a discussion that was heading into argument. I realized it was a no-win, and acquiesced (to the Dallas hillbilly, that means I caved in).  Shifting gears to not think about the conversation, I started to try, […]

Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink – MY water plan in a post-hurricane scenario

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Having gone through several direct hits as well as a lot more brushes with various hurricanes, I’ve had my share of dealing with hurricane aftermath. All systems break down during and after a hurricane, social, political, and physical. Law […]

Review: Midland SAME All-Hazard Handheld Weather Alert Radio

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The more you sweat in practice,
the less you’ll bleed in battle.
I saw this slogan on a softball tee shirt today, and thought it rather fitting to kick off my 5-days of Hurricane Preparedness posts where I will be going over key components of my family’s hurricane preparedness. Paraphrasing, “preparing […]

Kindle 3

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kin·dle/ˈkindl/
Verb:

    Light or set on fire.
    Arouse or inspire (an emotion or feeling).
   To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.

 
Fire is something I’ve written about several times, and is one of the major skills in survival circles. Since this blog is for expanding my circles of knowledge, I consider […]

Mora of Sweden’s model 11863 Companion MG Guest Update

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I’ve been bugging RidgeRunner to write up something to post here, since he is a wealth of useful information about many of the skills our society has forgotten. Today, I’m posting something he was telling me about. While it is short, it is full […]

MORA OF SWEDEN 11824 COMPANION STAINLESS STEEL KNIFE

Review: MORA OF SWEDEN 11824 COMPANION STAINLESS STEEL KNIFE

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I got a new knife….If you know me, this shouldn’t surprise you.
I’ve been hanging out around saltwater a lot lately, camping, wading, fishing, seining, spearfishing, etc., and have been carrying around my Mora Companion 11863 in carbon steel, and it’s been getting quite a bit […]

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Emberlit Stove review

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Over the weekend, while assisting with teaching the Green Earth Survival School class, I had the chance to show off both my selection of
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Mora of Sweden’s model 11863 Companion MG (My first review!)

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I like knives. A LOT. A sure-fire Christmas gift for me has ALWAYS been a pocket knife. (Tell my wife, please!) Yes, I have dozens and dozens, but am always looking for
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