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Boy Scout backpacking presentation 2

Here’s the second video clip from a backpacking presentation I made to Boy Scout Troop 866 in Imperial Beach, CA. The video was shot, edited and posted by www.tvlvideo.com.  The presentation was made on ...

Boy Scout Troop Presentation 1

Here’s the first video clip from a backpacking presentation I made to Boy Scout Troop 866 in Imperial Beach, CA. The video was shot, edited and posted by www.tvlvideo.com.  The presentation was made on ...

First interview

Correne Coetzer over at www.explorersweb.com has put up my first interview.  Thank you!  You can read the contents of the interview here. Explorersweb.com is a good place to keep up on the latest expeditions ...

Training video

Training for crossing Antarctica is tough work.  Part of the experience is dragging a tire around the neighborhood in Carlsbad. I’ve also added all my videos on a new video page: https://www. ...

Transit of Venus Photographs

Woo hoo, I actually got some pictures of the transit of Venus, 6:44PM PST. Yes, better than my cruddy solar eclipse photos.  Interestingly, the internal reflections from all my filters and 80-400mm Nikon ...

Pulverized

It’s amazing how rapidly dragging a tire will pulverize your foot wear. I have absolutely shredded down my old skull crusher boots. I name them as such because when the going gets tough, these are what ...

Getting chunk

So now I’m going to try this approach over the weekend and during the week. Whenever I am wandering around or doing something, I have to have food in my hand. As long as I am not working out, I need to ...

Finding adventure

My latest fortune cookie said, “You will soon find new adventure in life.” Adventure always sounds good but really, it’s only when things go sideways does adventure happen. Adventure means ...

The Tamarack Crawl

Once I realized the top of my foot was bugging me, I knew I needed to lay off the running for a few days.  No need to get really hurt by turning something slightly annoying into a major catastrophe. So, ...

Hunger

For the past two days I have not been that hungry. I look at food and I feel like I need it but after a couple bites, it just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s rather annoying. I have experienced ...

Sore

I did a little test last night while walking barefoot on the beach. A few days ago, I did a tow and then run combination. I found that doing it in that order was a mistake. It was warm that day, so I was ...

Value of stretching

As I was hobbling around Friday morning after rising from bed, I realized I had missed something that I have been doing for quite a while. After each workout, I have a stretching routine I perform. At first ...