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Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

I do not have a ton of fears, but falling into a body of freezing water is definitely one I do have.  Hypothermia scares me!  I lived on a 240 acre horse boarding stable when I was a little girl.  There were several ponds on the property, and if the winter was cold enough, all the kids loved to play on the frozen ice.

Bonnie sliding head first into icy water! YES! That was very scary!  

I tried a few times and the second I heard the creepy cracking sound, I was done!  Off to build snow forts I went.

Because I hold a certification in wilderness medicine,  Continue reading Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

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Knob Noster State Park in Missouri

Knob Noster State Park

When January grants an especially beautiful day, the adventure seeker takes advantage!  Just a short drive from the house, Knob Noster State Park did a great job of  curing most of my cabin fever.

Whenever I am looking for a place to explore, I usually come across a bit of history in my research.  I read mention of this stone wall before heading out and after seeing it in person, I was quite curious to finish up my research of Knob Noster, when I got home.  “During the Great Depression, a coalition of Kansas Citians proposed the creation of a park area that would serve three purposes: to act as a recreational area for people in the local area, to provide employment relief for those unable to find work during this time., and to rehabilitate approximately 2,700 acres of marginal land, which resulted from unsustainable farming and agriculture. The National Park Service (NPS) agreed to …..”  Click here to continue reading more interesting history behind Knob Noster State Park.  This wall was built Continue reading Knob Noster State Park in Missouri

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Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy So Don’t Wait!

Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy! 

Have you always wanted to try dehydrating food?  I know I sure have.  While I do like some store-bought, dehydrated food, I don’t care much for the price.  One of the things I try to teach my readers, and people who ask me how to camp, hike, and/or backpack, is that Continue reading Dehydrating Food Really Is Easy So Don’t Wait!

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