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The Survival Science of “Sounan desu ka?”

With the conclusion of Sounan desu ka?, thought I'd look at the "survival science" it offered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfhd1pK8aY For those few who might have missed it, Are You Lost is an anime where four teenage girls are stranded on an island... Continue Reading →

The Great Adventure

#EpicTrailFail If you spend time in the outdoors, eventually something will go wrong. It’s a law of nature. But if you survive, those epic failures become the best stories! We’ve all read about amazing accomplishments in the wild, but now... Continue Reading →

Sounan desu ka? (Are you lost?)

  So far I'm 3 episodes in. Sounan desu ka? is a short anime with about 12 minutes per episode. I'm not really feeling super excited for this one. I can see where the inspiration came from. Yuru Camp and... Continue Reading →

Hot – hot – hot!

Yesterday it was 108. The saving grace is that the humidity was 13%. The swamp cooler worked admirably.  Inside it never got over 77. Today, not so lucky. At 2pm it is 101 but the humidity is 26%. Inside it is... Continue Reading →

Recovering from Trauma and the Reinvention of the Self

That's a cheery title! Hope I haven't frightened off too many people. I just read a book entitled "Surviving Survival" by Laurence Gonzales. It is an interesting read on what happens after people have endured traumatic events or extended traumatic... Continue Reading →

Snakes alive!

I love snakes. What is not to like about a reptile that decided it didn't need legs? The best snake of all in my area is the rattlesnake. Why? Because so many people irrationally hate or fear them. There is... Continue Reading →

Don’t be this guy!

What an exciting day of adventure! I'll talk about the Deep Creek part in a later post. Or not. I was supposed to meet with a couple of naturist groups (San Diego Camping Bares, Southern California Naturists) at Deep Creek... Continue Reading →

Staying Alive in the Wild for Long Distance Trekers

If you are in a true survival situation in the wild, odds are a hundred to one you screwed up badly and in multiple ways. It is easy to say "Never screw up and you have nothing to worry about." Everyone... Continue Reading →

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