Don’t Eat Yellow Snow & Other Water Purification Techniques
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Don’t Eat Yellow Snow & Other Water Purification Techniques

Access to safe and plentiful H2O is critically important on any outdoor adventure, especially for an extended timeframe. One can survive up to 3 weeks without food but only 3 days without water. Unsafe water can cause serious illness or worse and can impede a rescue or safe extraction from the backcountry. To ensure safe…

Exploring Mata Atlântica – Brazil’s Atlantic Rain Forest

Exploring Mata Atlântica – Brazil’s Atlantic Rain Forest

The Mata Atlântica road trip from Santos to Rio de Janeiro was my first expedition in South America, and with my now wife (then girl friend) did this trip in 1988. Mata Atlântica The Atlantic Forest stretches from northeast Brazil, south along the Brazilian Atlantic coastline and inland into northeast Argentina and eastern Paraguay.Although only…

Crossing the Line Ceremony … a Sailor’s Adventure

Crossing the Line Ceremony … a Sailor’s Adventure

Many travelers cross the equator when traveling to the Southern Hemisphere. But Crossing the Line Ceremony on a Navy warship is a very different experience. Dating back centuries, sailors initiated their shipmates in the ancient practice of crossing the line (the equator) at sea. Those who were previously initiated themselves are called Shellbacks, those not…

Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls

There is something magical about waterfalls. Peaceful, powerful, serene and sensual. I have been to many waterfalls throughout the world, and every time I’m in awe of the simple beauty of water falling and the roar or ROAR of cascading water. So, don’t listen to TLC, and yes, go chase waterfalls. Here are a few…