Camping: The Perks of Car Camping

Camping: The Perks of Car Camping

Our Next Step in Primitive Camping My husband and I have done our fair share of backpacking-style camping. Backpacking means that whatever you can carry on your back is what you have for camping as you travel into remote lcations or wilderness. The cool part was it...
DIY: Controlling Whitefly in Your Garden

DIY: Controlling Whitefly in Your Garden

Continuing Lessons in Container Gardening One year ago I started an experiment in container gardening. I call it an experiment in that I have always had, in the past, extremely large in-ground gardens…in the Midwest. So I not only was dealing with a new mode of...
Resources: Books About Tracking

Resources: Books About Tracking

Why the Interest in Tracking? I think I first became interested in tracks when as a small child my grandfather taught me how to mimic rabbit footprints in the snow. From that day forward I have always been on the lookout for tracks of all sorts. One print in the soft...
Writing Tip: How to Write Realistic Outdoor Scenes

Writing Tip: How to Write Realistic Outdoor Scenes

I consider it a compliment when readers say the ‘wilderness’ in my novels, Tracker and Pursuit, is as much a character as the people in them. Writing scenes in the out of doors—especially in the remote wilderness—and making it believable is key to making...