Enjoy our public lands – while there are still some left

I don’t want to brag about this, but I happen to be part-owner of the finest collection of real estate in the world. My holdings consist of wild and scenic rivers, meandering mountain streams, snow-capped mountains and magical mountain passes, fishing ponds and swimming lakes, miles of grasslands and wildflower covered meadows, acres of desert,…

The struggle to keep America wild

Here we go again. Certain nefarious politicians are determined to grab our public lands back from us in order to create profits for their cronies or their state. And now they have their sights set on our National Monuments. This time it’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke who last week visited the Katahdin Woods and Waters…

Could this be a panacea for the stresses of today’s world

A recent study indicates that the current unsettled political climate, the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and a rise in worldwide nationalism threatening the collapse of the European Union are stressing out people everywhere. The result of this tumultuous state of affairs is leading people to stress-induced eating and weight gain. A poll by the…

Learning efficient water usage key to boondocking success

If you always camp in hook-up campgrounds and RV resorts, you may be missing some of the pleasures of camping; enjoyment of nature in the wild, wide open spaces, primitive areas, leaving the crowds behind, quiet, solitude, and no neighbors that are so close that you can hear them snore. In dispersed Forest Service (FS)…