Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part I: Scorpions
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Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part I: Scorpions

I am no fan of the creepy crawler. I don’t keep tarantulas and lizards as pets. Big southern roaches completely creep me out. And I let Charles and the terrier-mix Freida track the occasional mouse behind the hot water heater. But a scout knows her wildlife, and that includes the creepiest and dangerous ones. There … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven
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Baking in a Box Oven

For all you big scouts headed off for a weekend of camping, I’ve been reposting some popular camping-related posts from last year. This week’s re-posts have included how to make a fire starter and build a box oven. Today, let’s bake something in that oven!  —————————————————————————— Baking in a Box (a.k.a. Scotch) Oven (reposted from … Continue reading

Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Fires (Safely)!
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Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Fires (Safely)!

We’re days away from Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer and camping season, so I thought I’d spend the week reposting a few popular posts on the subject from last year. I’ll be making the pilgrimage to the Kerrville Folk Festival myself, and am happy to see that last year’s drought is over … Continue reading