Category Archives: Expeditions, Excursions & Other Outdoor Explorations

Review of “The Nature Principle” by Richard Louv

Who needs nature? In an age when we rely so much on technology — for finding our way, amusing ourselves during “down time” (is it really down time if we’re staring at a screen?), staying in touch with people, managing our … Continue reading

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Life without lightbulbs: A natural night’s rest

Paleo and primal diets enjoy great popularity today. So do ancient methods of food cultivation and other back-to-our-roots practices. But I wonder if anyone would be willing to try my preindustrial sleep solution? One of the odd things Dave and … Continue reading

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Death Valley teaches simplicity in the extreme

Most of us Americans have closets and cupboards and garages and basements full of items we’ve acquired and don’t really need, stuff that gave us a temporary high and then quickly faded into uselessness. I’m as guilty of this as the next person, yet one of the primary insights I gained from our recent circumnavigation of Death Valley National Park was how much we really need to exist and how accumulation can distract us and even interfere with getting our basic needs met. Continue reading

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