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Identify These Biting, Stinging Threats at the Campsite

Surprisingly, the clash between humans and animals rarely ends in human death. The stats of humans killed by animal attacks, bites or stings are incredibly low. Now, data like this may give a false sense of security. When you look at stats where animal attacks result in death you do not get stats on injuries. You don't see the...

Survival Camping Woodsman Course: Identifying Useful Trees

Whether we are talking about healing, feeding or sheltering us, or even just pleasing our eyes, trees are a huge part of the camping experience. When setting up camp we also must consider the threats that large trees pose to us. Whether it's a dead tree or a large limb, either can injure or kill a camper. Of all the...

30 of the Best Places to Go Camping in Texas

From the hill country to the rugged deserts of the southwest, Texas is as diversified a state as they come. Bordered by the Rio Grand, the Red River, and the Sabine, the state’s landscape is a mix of desserts, pine forests, prairies, beaches, and mountains. Interested in tent camping? RVing? Or do you want to escape into the solitude...

Poisonous Plants You Need to Know About

My 5-year-old can identify poison ivy. This isn't a braggadocios statement. It is his understanding of this plant that has brought to my attention how many people are ignorant of this knowledge. There are often false accusations to plants that look similar or vine as poison ivy does. Of course, this observation led me to a terrifying thought. There are...

Finding the Best Wild Edibles No Matter Where You Are

The next time you are setting up tent poles and emptying out your backpack remember that you are surrounded by wild foods. It is only our ignorance that separates us from that food. Now, we aren't talking about a bounty that should be harvested and taken back home, but wild edibles that could be enjoyed by the campfire or...

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