Category Archives: nature

Rain, Rain and more Rain

It started raining here in Northern Oregon back in October of 2016 and hasn’t stopped yet. It has been cold and wet and after 6 months of dealing with this crap I have learned exactly what can happen without sunshine, … Continue reading

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Searching for Simple Inspiration

I heard it once said that life is just about as complicated as you want it to be. With that I believe that it can be just about as simple as you want it to be.

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Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

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Ah, the end to a peaceful day

A calm day in the desert comes to a peaceful rest over the strip at Palm Springs.

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Indian Canyons, Palm Springs CA

It has been way too long since I’ve walked a distance in the peace and calm of nature. Indian Canyons was an experience of a lifetime and rather than write about it I believe that the best way to share … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Food

It’s another cold Saturday morning as I sit once again wait for the doorbell to ring and my Survival Coach John to arrive. Today John will be reviewing my plans for having enough food to survive 30 days without leaving … Continue reading

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Have a Green Christmas

One of the reason’s I shop at Trader Joe’s is paying fair prices for quality food products and I have another. Inexpensive wrapping paper! As most supermarket chains don’t carry paper bags anymore I found reason to utilize these paper … Continue reading

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Bugging out is not an option here

Yesterday the Portland Oregon area got hit with a snow storm that yielded at the max, maybe 6 inches of snow. I was at work when it started snowing. When I realized that being on the road wasn’t a smart … Continue reading

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Emergency Visionary

Most of my upcoming posts will be dedicated to my thoughts and actions on “bugging in” while living in a city. Although I know that bugging in isn’t always an option with certain emergency situations I believe that it is … Continue reading

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Simple Living Prepared

There is no secret that along with many of my beliefs of a “life lived simple is a life worth living”, I also consider myself to be somewhat of a prepper. Not a prepper in the sense of a “Doomsday … Continue reading

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