You are in big trouble! The hiking trip has turned into a disaster and you have been lost in the mountains for two days. You are certain that people are looking for you but how do you help them find y...
It is good to know what survival foods are out there. Although such knowledge can save the lives of lost backpackers and hikers, it isn't likely. Most survival situations are short-term, and the prima...
There's nothing like a badly-injured dominant hand to give you a reality check. I'm right-handed, with a severe bruise. I didn't break any bones - but the pain is remarkably close to what I felt when ...
When I wanted to buy a book for a friend's child and found Passover by David Mamet, I couldn't help reading it myself first, since I have always admired David Mamet's language in his plays and other w...
While in my early twenties I had an opportunity to witness a great American boy scouting tradition. I was a new scout master in an urban scout troop in St. Louis city. After attending a week of summ...
In 2001, at the age of 33, with one young son and another on the way, I went to the doctor for a check-up and was diagnosed with a heart aneurysm. And it had already burst. Feeling perfectly fine but ...
ChamporadoI just had the pleasure of eating my 4th straight meal of champorado, which is a low-cost meal made by mixing rice, water, cocoa powder, and table sugar. It's not great for the health, but I...
Kathryn's Beach by Nadine Laman Infinity Publishing (2006) ISBN 0741428326 Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (11/06)Nadine Laman's "Kathryn's Beach" is a very well written story about human p...
With business opportunity abound on the Internet, more and more people are looking to start an online home based business of their own. Lured by the ease and low cost of doing online business, the...
Living in Florida, I am used to the spring and summertime ritual of hurricane preparedness. Long before I became an expert in the field of disaster planning, preparation, education, response and reco...