Showing posts from August, 2015

Be Mindful Of Ticks, Nature's Tiny But Dangerous Predator

In the summer lots of people spend time in the woods and at the lake, camping and fishing, or just enjoying nature. While most know that this time of year is snake season, and to be on the look out where they step, many forget to worry about another deadly predator, the tick.

The diseases that a human can contract from ticks are no joking matter, and should be taken very seriously. This article is a prime example of why people should take these tiny predators so seriously. They can do a lot more than just suck your blood.

SHAWNEE, Okla.– A woman in Oklahoma had her arms and legs amputated after contracting a disease during a family trip.

According to KOCO, four days after visiting Grand Lake, Jo Rogers, mother of two, thought she had the flu. She was tested for both West Nile Virus and meningitis, but the test results came back negative.

Doctors said her organs were starting to shut down. Rogers’ cousin, Lisa Morgan, told KOCO, “…her arms and feet were turning da…

iNaturalist: Free App Helps You Identify Things In Nature And Much More

There's a lot of junk apps out there that are designed to do nothing more than spend your money. This isn't one of those apps.

iNaturalist is not only a fantastic app for the outdoor enthusiast, but it's also free, and part of a huge growing community of citizen scientists.

Not only is this an app, but there's an entire community of resources available online at

Check out what the LA Times has to say about this amazing app.

If you see a creature in the wild but you're unsure of its identity, you can take a picture of it through the iNaturalist app, click on the "Need help identifying" tab and upload it to the site. You'll get responses from experts around the world — and you'll be able to add it to your list of natural history observations. You can use iNaturalist as a personal field journal or a place to learn which plant, animal and fungus species other people have found in a particular region. You can also participate in vario…

A Closer Look At The Western Oregon Fly Fishing Bigfoot Video

It's a little known fact that bigfoot love fly fishing! Nothing calms the nerves of a sasquatch like breathing in the fresh outdoors, wading into a mountain stream, and casting out a line.

Oh wait, nevermind, this is a video of a fly fisherman fishing, and catching a bigfoot on video by accident. Or was it by accident...

Parabreakdown gives us a closer look at what's really going on.

Yorkie Saves Man From Bigfoot In North Carolina

A North Carolina tourist claims his Yorkie "Zippy" protected him from a menacing Bigfoot creature, and he has the video to prove it.

While vacationing in Henderson County, Eric Walters was walking his pet Yorkie, Zippy, one morning when he spotted what appeared to be a Sasquatch watching him.

Zippy saw the Bigfoot as well, and sprung into action. As the Yorkie ran towards the Sasquatch barking his little heart out, the elusive Bigfoot creature retreated back into the forest. Alas, Zippy had saved the day.

"You'll have to be the judge on this one. Eric Walters just asks that viewers keep an open mind.

"Either there's a Sasquatch out there or someone is trying to play a practical joke," said Walters, who was walking his dog, Zippy, on Thursday morning when he spotted the creature.

Walters is renting a cabin on Buck Forest Road with his wife and another couple, and he shot the video on his phone."

Tsiatko: The Story Of The Stick Indians

The Tsiatko, or Stick Indians as they are more commonly known, is a Native American story I find interesting because of the descriptions they give of these beings.

Are they bigfoot, or are they something else entirely?

Notice the similarities the Tsiatko have to what we commonly call bigfoot. If the Tsiatko are in fact the same thing we call bigfoot, then it is painfully obvious the Native Americans knew about these creatures long before any white person reported seeing one, and based on their descriptions they have noticed some of the same things bigfoot researchers have experienced in the field.

As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes, candy and stories. One story that many have grown up with is the story of the race of people known as stick Indians. Whether you believe in them or not, legends of stick Indians have been around many years. Often referred to as Tsiatko, the race of stick Indians were …

Camp Hack: Starting A Fire With Hand Sanitizer

Keeping yourself clean is an often forgotten (but greatly appreciated) part of wilderness survival and camping in general. It doesn't take much to introduce bacteria or infection to your body, so keeping clean can also mean staying healthy.

But did you know that hand sanitizer most ladies carry in their purse can also help you get a fire going?

Rob at Sigma 3 Survival School shows us how it's done.

Camp Hack: Get Drinking Water From A Tree

In a survival situation, water is crucial. You can not live without a water supply of some kind.

In a dire situation you can't always find a fresh water source, but this trick might greatly improve your survival odds.

This is a seasonal tip, not something to depend on by any means, but it may get you through a bad situation.

Rob from Sigma 3 Survival School shows us how it's done.

Camp Hack: How To Open A Can With No Can Opener

In a SHTF situation, or even a simple camping trip, you may find yourself in this situation.

You're starving, your family is starving. You have this can of Pork -n- Beans, but you forgot to bring your can opener. Some manufacturers have started putting the ring pull lids on their cans, but many have not. What good would it do you to find a stockpile of canned goods if you can't open them?

Sure, you could stab at it and ruin your knife, or try busting it open with a rock, but this little trick will get you into that can of goodness in no time.

Newly Released Unedited Complete Footage Of The Patterson Film!

Steven Streufert, owner of Bigfoot Books and member of the Bluff Creek Project, just posted this rarely seen unedited footage of the Patterson Film.

This is the complete film roll Roger Patterson had in his camera on the day he captured the most famous footage in bigfoot history.

The footage has been stabilized and color enhanced, but otherwise is untouched.

Most people have never seen this footage before.

The Bigfoot Outlaw Podcast Offers Some Southern Perspective

The Bigfoot Outlaws are a group of friends and extended family who met one another during their quest to learn more about bigfoot. Several years ago the group had a podcast called Bigfoot Outlaw Radio. At the time it developed a large following and was very well known around the bigfoot community.

After a long hiatus, the Outlaws are back with an all new podcast. Offering a common sense approach with a southern perspective. Bear and Coonbo lead the bunch in their discussions and stories of past encounters with this mysterious creature.

Camp Hack: Why A Trash Bag Should Be In Everyone's Pack

The humble trash bag. Commonly overlooked and mistreated, just a means to store and transport garbage without having to touch it.

But the trash bag is much more. It actually has many uses. This article by Craig Caudill over at talks about how a trash bag can come in extra handy in a emergency or survival situation, and it isn't just to put your trash in.

The versatile trash bag should be an item in everyone's pack.

Why Trash Bags are Great for Survival Kits

I don’t know about you, but when I’m deciding whether something should go in my already packed out survival kit, it’s almost always gotta be lightweight, affordable, and multi-use. There are other criteria, durability for example, but these three are important to me.

One of the most useful and versatile items that satisfies these criteria is a simple garbage bag.

But NOT all garbage bags are made the same. So let’s first take a quick look at the types of garbage bags and then consider some uses for…

Camp Hack: Start A Fire With A Beer Can

Ever find yourself stuck out in the woods with a bunch of empty beer cans and no lighter? Don't worry, I won't judge.

Here's a cool camp hack to start a fire with nothing more than an empty beer can.

Of course you could use any aluminum can, but I thought you might relate better to a beer can.

REI Hosting Wilderness Survival Basics

If you live in or around the D.C. area, REI is hosting a FREE course on wilderness survival basics.

There's only 30 spots available, and they're filling up fast, so be sure to register.

The event will be held on August 17, 2015 at the REI Community Wunder Garten between 6:00 and 7:30PM.

For more info and to register, click the image above.