backpacking

Rule of Threes for Survival – There are Two Different Ones!

In survival, there are two different Rule of Threes talked about. This article will be a quick summary of what they are. Rule of Threes as it applies to Survival Equipment/Gear This rule of threes is all about redundancy. The idea is to have at least three ways of obtaining every survival essential. Fire is one such Read more [...]

The Double Standard of Child and Animal Abuse

Thinking about the indifference of the other ESL teachers to the institutionalized hitting of children in Thai schools, I realized something truly frightening... These were the same people who when we first met, told me with great sadness about the abused elephants of Thailand. They talked about how the elephants would Read more [...]

Ultralight Water Filtration and Purification Kit

In my years of backpacking in the wilderness and traveling in countries with questionable water supplies, I've realized that clean water is a top priority. The kit below works as a miniaturized municipal water treatment facility that you can bring with you to developing countries with no infrastructure for clean water, Read more [...]