Why Do You Need A Satellite Messenger/phone?

Why Do You Need A Satellite Messenger/phone?

A few years ago, I was wandering around southeast Utah, which happens to be the last place in the lower 48 states that was mapped. I left civilization at Escalante and headed southeast toward Hole in the Rock, 120 miles of unimproved road away. This is where Mormons...
A Water Alarm Can Save Your Life

A Water Alarm Can Save Your Life

Flood At the very least, it will save you some expenses and repairs. We have one under every sink in our house and near the sump pump in the basement. After all, we have smoke and CO2 alarms. Water can very dangerous as well. During the recent floods in Kentucky, many...
GAIA GPS does it right

GAIA GPS does it right

Gaia I’m a big fan of Gaia GPS software. I have it on my computer, my phone and my iPad. I use the latter two in my Jeep Gladiator when I head out to wander. As you cans see, I bring up two maps in my ‘cockpit’. Using Carplay, I Put Gaia on the screen from my iPhone,...
Survivor Bias: How We Look For Solutions With The Wrong Data

Survivor Bias: How We Look For Solutions With The Wrong Data

Survivor Bias During World War II, researchers examined planes that were damaged on missions but managed to return. In essence, they counted bullet holes. The thought was that these places that got hit needed to be strengthened and protected. Seems to make sense....
What Will Happen When the Next Pandemic Strikes?

What Will Happen When the Next Pandemic Strikes?

Pandemic I predicted a pandemic when I wrote the first draft of my Survival Guide in 2001. That doesn’t make me a genius. Anyone who spent more than a minute studying history knew one was inevitable. One always is. What I didn’t predict, and I’m a glass half-full, and...