I have been watching in horrid fascination, the news coverage of the Rim Fire near Yosemite Park. As near as I can tell from the various news sources, the fire seems to have begun in the Lumsden's Bridge area along the Tuolumne River.
ADA, Okla. (AP) - Chris Lane traveled from Australia to the United States for the love of the game - and the opportunity to secure a college degree while playing America's pastime. On the small campus of East Central University in Oklahoma, he made a home for himself in class and on the baseball field.
After work Friday I hustled home to take the second to last test for my research methods class. Once I finished (I got an 88 percent - I haven't been an 'A' student since high school) I threw some clothes in a bag. I know many might consider the act of throwing clothes in a bag as "packing", but "packing" implies that there was logic and thought used. When the bag was full, I zipped it and waited for Kurt.
Last week in this column, we talked about luxury in wilderness settings, like fancy mountain lodges, or white water raft trips that featured crystal stemware, linen tablecloths, anf even a sommelier to properly open and serve the right after dinner wine. This week, I thought I'd explore the opposite end of the spectrum: survival techniques that you might use to keep you alive if you should unexpectedly find yourself injured or stranded in the wilderness. Actually spending time in the wild is probably one of the safest pastimes of all, but the possibility still exists that something totally out ...
My favorite fishing and hunting spots are almost always out in the wilderness where I can fish or hunt all day without seeing another human. As our world becomes increasingly crowded, finding solitude becomes harder and harder.