Learn to Camp

1/5/2018 When it comes to living in the outdoors, I have several advantages that not everyone else has. My Father took me camping on a regular basis. We would pitch our own tent and set up our chuck box and kitchen then he would teach me how to start a campfire. These skills were reinforced … More Learn to Camp

Pots Preserve and Canoeing the Withlacochee River

12/19/2017 I went out with my sons’ Boy Scout Troop this past weekend and we had a blast. While temperatures were very cool in the evening, the days were very pleasant and the mornings offered some fog and cloud cover on Saturday. We spent the weekend camping at Pots Preserve near Inverness Florida. This preserve … More Pots Preserve and Canoeing the Withlacochee River

Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve

12/7/2017 I’ve been participating in the Hillsborough County Hiking Spree 2018 since the first of November. This program invites residents of Hillsborough County to visit their nature preserves, conservation parks, and assorted trails to earn a medallion or patch. After visiting Alderman’s Ford Conservation Park (2 trails), Valrico Community Park (a short paved trail), Golden … More Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve

The Florida State Forest Trailwalker Program

11/21/2017 Despite being the fastest growing state in the union, Florida still maintains over 14.5 million acres of forested land. 19 Percent of this forested land is managed by the State and National Forestry divisions. There are 3 National Forests totaling around 2.8 million acres and are managed by the Federal Government. There are 33 … More The Florida State Forest Trailwalker Program