5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

5 Lessons Learned from The Hunger Games

What does the current popularity of the movie, The Hunger Games, and preceding book series of the same title tell us about our culture and values? Both the Hunger Games movie and books have some important lessons for us all. Actually, these messages are critical for our society today. Why? “We are at risk of [...]

Predation, Starvation and the Will to Survive

Predation, Starvation and the Will to Survive

Living in the wilderness of Idaho, I am lucky to be surrounded by the incredible beauty of nature. I also empathize with the wild animals as I witness their daily struggles when faced with predation, starvation and the will to survive. The famous ‘wolf’ is a heated topic of conversation up here in the Rockies. Walk [...]

Surviving 49 Days in the Wilderness Amazes Survival Experts

Surviving 49 Days in the Wilderness Amazes Survival Experts

In what some may call the best Mother’s Day ever, Rita Chretien survived 49 days in a remote area of northern Nevada. This surprising feat of human endurance has astonished survival experts showing the importance of staying hydrated, calm and having luck on your side. This story may not be as dramatic as Aron Ralston’s experience [...]

How to Survive & Thrive in the Extreme Cold

How to Survive & Thrive in the Extreme Cold

When I awoke this morning, the thermometer was -2 degrees and the forecast was for more snow. Over the last week we have all watched the temperatures drop to record lows and witnessed travelers stranded on freeways and in airports. For those of us who like to hunt, fish, snow shoe, hike and play in the [...]