Building a Campfire

You’d be surprised the number of outdoor skills I learned in Boy Scouts I still use frequently. I still tie square knots when joining...

First Aid Important When You Are Clumsy

Because of yet another self-inflicted minor pocketknife injury, I was just forced to break into my voluminous first aid kit. While standing there trying...

Trailer Safety Chains- Safe Enough?

Almost all boat trailers come with safety chains. Almost all tow vehicles come with special loops in their trailer hitch assembly to hook the...

Dealing with a No-Start Boat Engine

I’m not a trained marine mechanic, but I’ve been a boater all my adult life and have spent more time in less than perfectly...

Canoe or Kayak?!?

If you are a fisherman on the cutting edge of technology, carrying the latest I-Phone and know more about Bluetooth than bluegills, chances are...

March Hiking a Transcendent Treat

I used to loathe March. For me, this month of basketball madness was the season of mud, gray skies and most importantly, it was...

EPA Mandates More Booze-Fuel

A perfect example of an out of control government bureaucracy is the Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to fuel ethanol. A tangled web...

SHARK! Watch Your Toes on Spring Break!

Just in time for late winter vacations and spring breakers making plans for beach parties comes this warning from the Florida Program for Shark...

Coping with February

The month of February has only one redeeming factor. The weather is always nicer and more spring-like at the end of the month than...

Finally, a First Frost

Literally, as these words are being pounded out on the keyboard, the first frost of the season is slowly melting off the dead-but-don’t-know-it-yet flowers...