Life Hacks: Fire Starters Made From Simple Household Items

Life Hacks: Fire Starters Made From Simple Household Items

It’s Easy to Get the Firewood—but not Always Easy to Start a Fire You can pick up bundles of firewood from grocery stores, gas stations and drug stores before you head out to your campsite. You can even choose between hard woods (for a slower, longer burn time) and...
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...
DIY: Kitchen Cleaning Chores Made Easier

DIY: Kitchen Cleaning Chores Made Easier

If you regularly read my blogs you know how much I love to discover ways to clean using common ingredients found around the house, such as: Household Cleaners That Really Work Without the Harsh Chemicals Today I’m sharing two new tips that are super easy to do, while...