The Art of Fire Building

“Art? Pfft. I’m a man! I know how to build a fire!” said right before reaching for the lighter fluid. For many people I know, their “skill” in building a fire centers around their ability to go to Wally World and buy a container of the magic stuff. When you seperate them from their liquid…

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Elm Fork/Trinity River Kayaking Trip

For Dallas/Fort Worth Residents the Elm Fork of the Trinity River offers a great paddling trip in just a short one hour drive. We took advantage of the proximity of this beautiful natural area in June to do a kayaking trip down the river. Depending on river levels you can make this a leisurely day…

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Lodging for Big Bend

Nearby Lodging We arrived in the Big Bend area late Monday afternoon and since we wouldn’t have time to kayak out to a campsite that day, we stayed at a motel in the nearby town of Alpine. We stayed at the Sunday House Inn which was average as far as motels go but had huge rooms…

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Forage like you mean it

Grocery and convenience stores have killed our foraging skills It really wasn’t that long ago that people would forage for food daily, even here in America. The conveniences of modern life helped people forget the very important skill of locating food. We no longer need to scout berry plots or gather pecans for protein. Foraging…

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1/4 cup shredded dehydrated chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried lime zest 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger 1 tsp garlic powder 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 2 tablespoons dried onion chives 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup…

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Moroccan Stew

The mix of savory and sweet flavors in this soup make it a great change from monotonous trail food. It also has a great nutritional profile for the active outdoors person, with lentils for protein, lots of vegetables, and energy sustaining carbs. As an added bonus it is gluten free and very easily made vegan…

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