Overland Expo to TBEX: Rhode Island Adventures

Somehow on our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we managed to fritter away six days in Massachusetts, some of them actually successful. It was time to move on, though. Originally we planned to quickly cruise through Rhode Island but the boys were jonesing for some beach time so we set out to spend a couple of days on the coast, …

Postcards from Real Life: Survival

Last week when I talked about safety in the backcountry, I had no idea I’d be struggling to find safety in my own city just a few days later. Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I, along with Fred and George, were among the millions who got caught stupidly unprepared for a crippling weather situation in …

Postcards from Real Life: Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I took the time to re-certify in Wilderness First Aid. I’ve never had to use my skills to handle extreme situations but I have had to bandage up some scrapes and assess some bumps and bruises. Well, those kinds of things and the infamous toe incident. Going through the course again got me thinking about …