Winter Backpacking Expedition: Crunchy Snow That Never Melted

Lessons Learned When Your Expedition Leader is Wrong Updated April 9, 2020 The following are some lessons learned and some experiences gleaned from a snow-filled backpacking expedition which happened right in the middle of January, in the mountains of North Carolina. During orientation--a few days before the trip--we, the participants of this two-night camping expedition, … Continue reading Winter Backpacking Expedition: Crunchy Snow That Never Melted

Backpacking with Strangers : A Great Course for Prepping

Updated April 9, 2020 For an Asian lady who is is approaching 50 years old, taking a four-week backpacking class is a big deal! It’s the third week of the class; the final exam is coming up. It’s a three-day, two-night, 52-hour backpacking trip, long enough of a journey that we cannot cheat. Once we … Continue reading Backpacking with Strangers : A Great Course for Prepping

My Excuse For Not Cleaning Up a Public Land

Updated April 9, 2020 At a nearby state park, a regular three-mile hike also involved a solo canoeing experience. This time, I went to the boat dock for the first time I have lived in the area and read the canoeing rules. The attendant at the dock asked, “Any questions?” I asked, “Can a person … Continue reading My Excuse For Not Cleaning Up a Public Land