Blog 5 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
When I took these photos on a trip to Arches National Park, at the time I didn’t know what the tree was. Just that it really called to me. I was taken by them at the first one I saw. I felt like I was seeing a forest of gnarled evil, which I wanted to […]The post Utah Junipers appeared first on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors....
The Summit looks beautiful under a blanket of snow and ice
Blog 5 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
Start a fire or grab a blanket before viewing these stunning new images of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in winter.
The fields where 30,000 jamboree participants camped seven months ago are now coated with snow. Lakes where Scouts and Venturers tried paddleboarding, dragon boats and “Water Reality” last July are iced over. The AT&T Summit Stadium, where tens of thousands gathered to hear Mike Rowe, 3 Doors Down and the King of Sweden, looks more suited for downhill skiing than a show.
The gorgeous aerial photographs are the work of Gary Hartley, director of community and government relations at the BSA’s newest national high-adventure...
Citizen Science For Scouts
Blog 5 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
Scouts can join scientific collaborations in nearly any field of study through an amazing number of citizen science opportunities. Citizen science projects can make for engaging patrol or troop activities, and may even tie into merit badges Scouts are working on individually (they should make their counsellor aware of these opportunities).
SciStarter.com is a great place to begin:
SciStarter will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities.
We aim to:
Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in,...
Klymit – Static V inflatable air mattress
Blog 5 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
Although there are a lot of camping mattress manufacturers, there are few that seem to master their market. Klymit is one of those companies that does it right, and the Klymit Static V is a great example of this.
The Static-V is Klymit's entry-level inflatable mattress, but don't be deceived by the price, it's performance is excellent.
Let's start with a look at the specs and move on to my thoughts.
Weight: 18.1 oz,514 g
Dimensions: 72" x 23" x 2.5",183 cm x 59 cm x 6.5 cm
Type: inflatable Sleeping Pad
Packed Size: 5" x 9", 12.7 cm x 22.8 cm
Includes: Stuff Sack, Patch...
Flag Retirement and Grommets
Blog 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
Cindy sent in this question:
I would like to make a key chain or slide for the boys in our troop who participated in a recent flag retirement ceremony from the grommets that were left after the flags were burned. Has anyone done anything to preserve / recycle or create anything from the grommets. I think it would be a nice way to remember this meaningful ceremony.?? Thanks.
I have heard of many things which are done with the grommets, but never making a key chain. Some of the opinions I have received on what to do with the grommets include:
Star, Life, and Eagle- Service
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
Once a Scout has completed all of the requirements and has achieved the rank of First Class, he can be expected to know all of those skills that make a good Scout. Camping, First Aid, Citizenship, and living the Scout Oath and Law. And so as the Scout continues his growth to becoming and Eagle Scout, the ranks of Star, Life, and ultimately Eagle require of the Scout to develop leadership and service and in doing so complete the continuum of become an Eagle Scout.
Summed up as being a Servant Leader.
Aside from earning those few merit badges that assist in...
Cool Gift From My Beloved Husband
blog 4 Mar 2014 | 12:56 pm
Lee Hiller Hike Our Planet by Londons Times Cartoons
I was surprised when my beloved Husband Rick London sent me this cartoon to preview… I never imagined I would be immortalized in a Londons Times Cartoon. This is the coolest gift!
If you love to laugh and have ah ha moments please visit his Londons Times Cartoons website to see his amazing, crazy, wild, screwball, scary, hilarious, thought provoking ideas in words and imagery. You can find his great merchandise at Rick London Gifts.
Thank You Baby!!!!!
Love Your LW LeeFiled under: Hot Springs Arkansas Tagged: Deer, Hiking Trails, Hot Springs National Park, Londons...
Paleo Meals To Go: Coconut Berry Breakfast
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
I really have enjoyed having the opportunity to try out meals from Paleo Meals To Go. Not only are the meals delicious, but they have a great ingredient list. Having a chance to try out their Coconut Berry Breakfast? Yum! With plenty of fiber, tummy filling fat (from nuts and yummy coconut) and protein, you […]The post Paleo Meals To Go: Coconut Berry Breakfast appeared first on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors....
Meet the Coywolf
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 9:06 am
Michael Smith shared this coywolf infographic with me on Google plus. The coywolf is a remarkable new hybrid mix of western coyote and eastern wolf. The coywolf’s range is growing and they are thriving in urban and suburban areas. It’s thought this new hybrid species first appeared early in the last century in Ontario, Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park. We may have a coywolf (almost certainly a coyote) living quite nearby in our little town here in Southeastern Pennsylvania, there’s an ideal patch of habitat and I know people have seen a creature there that meets the description.
What I find remarkable (and inspiring)...
Traveling By Caravan To France
blog 4 Mar 2014 | 8:48 am
Taking a trip with your caravan from the UK to France? Then take a look at this infographic Taking Your Caravan to France by Ryedale Caravan & Leisure....
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Firm Bound in Brotherhood…
This weekend was spent rekindling the fire of the Order of the Arrow in me. I attended our Lodges annual gathering called Rendezvous. Our Lodge hosts three major events each...