Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes
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Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes

In the last post, we took a look at that bizarre creepy crawler, the scorpion. I’ve always thought I should like them more than I do; I’m a Scorpio by birth, after all. In fact, based on birth place and time, I’m actually a triple Scorpio. So don’t mess with me. Anyway, we’re taking a … Continue reading

Camp Training Final Wrap Up
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Camp Training Final Wrap Up

In the last post, I started wrapping up the work done during the camp training I was able to take in early May, and today I thought I’d finish that wrap up by just walking folks through the approximate timeline for the training–it kind of summarizes all the outstanding part of the training not yet … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)
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Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)

In the last post, I demonstrated how to make a scotch oven, and we’re picking it up now with a demo of how it actually bakes food. You’ll see that charcoal is an important (essential) part of the process, so I’m using this opportunity to use one of the fire-starters I demonstrated last week to get … Continue reading

Make a Fire Starter
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Make a Fire Starter

Gang, this is the second of several posts covering some of the things I learned during a recent camping training for adult scout leaders and volunteers. In the first post, I proved that, against all conventional wisdom, I’m actually capable of starting a fire with a single match. But we’re not always lucky enough to … Continue reading