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Making A Can Whistle

This is a whistle that can be made from any old can found in the field.  This technique was originally in Boys Life, a Boy Scout magazine, back in the 1950′s.  My father, who was an Eagle Scout as well as my Scoutmaster, used to have our troop make these.  Of course, back then cans […]

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Looking West

A view looking west at the edge of my property.

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Echinacea, Bee Balm & Yarrow

This shows one of my butterfly gardens. The hummingbirds also love the Bee Balm.

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Know Your Natural Tinder

Natural tinder is any dry tinder you can find in the outdoors, has a low flash point, and can be easily ignited with a minimum of heat, including a spark.  Many books list the various types of natural tinder available in the outdoors, but without knowing what they look like, many people have a difficult […]

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The Compass – Know Your Choices

A compass is the basic tool of navigation.  They come in all shapes and sizes and there are many types to choose from. So let’s take a look at the various configurations so you can better select the one that is best for you.   I would recommend that the one you choose be a liquid […]

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