How to Purify Water

June 30, 2009 by  
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To purify water boil water for at least 2 minuets to insure all bacteria is killed, then pour back and forth between containers to restore oxygen and taste. Read more

Exposure is the Main Cause of Death

June 30, 2009 by  
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Exposure is the main cause of death in any environment.  Exposure protection begins with the clothing you have on or with you.  Never go out in any environment with out the proper clothing. This includes your vehicle.  Never assume that you will be in a place that you will not end up being exposed to the elements.

Copyright © 2009 by Steven L. Doran All rights reserved under international and Pan-American copyright conventions. No part of this article may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means without written permission from the author Steven L. Doran.

Idaho bear hunter attacked, by female grizzly

June 30, 2009 by  
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Idaho bear hunter attacked, tossed by female grizzly

ImagesAn eastern Idaho black bear hunter was bitten and knocked down by a female grizzly bear Sunday The bear retreated after the victim’s brother fired one shot with his .44 Magnum handgun. Keith Klingler, 38 was treated for non-life threatening lacerations at a nearby hospital. The Spokane Spokesman-Review.

Mass. woman severely injured in fox attack

June 30, 2009 by  
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Mass. woman severely injured in fox attack

A man who makes a living trapping and removing nuisance animals from homes and property is credited with saving a woman who was being viciously attacked by a fox in Worcester, Mass. this morning. “He was rabid for sure,” said Robert Ford, 44. “This animal was tearing her up. I just ran up and punted it off of her.” The fox then attacked Ford, even as he sought safety atop a car roof. In the Worcester Telegram.

Her Dog Made Her Steal

June 30, 2009 by  
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Defense: Dog made her steal from ex’s bank account

Images-1A Snohomish County (Wash.) woman is charged with identity theft and forgery for allegedly taking money from her ex-husband’s bank account. Her defense? “Her dog got into her purse and ate all her personal checks,” said police spokeswoman Kristin Banfield. She told the cops she had no choice but to take funds from her former husband’s account. In The Everett Herald.

Teaching Your Children Life Skills

Teaching Your Children Life Skills

By Steven L. Doran

A tree can not grow in a closet. One of the things a lot of  parents lack these days is the ability to trust that their children can learn certain life skills.  As a parent we all want what is best for our children, yet we are the ones who typically hold them back.  It is easier to let them sit in front of the tube or a video game then get them going on an outside interest.
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The Coming Animal Pandemic

June 30, 2009 by  
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The Coming Animal Pandemic

By Steven L. Doran

Some of you may find this article disturbing. However my prediction is that in the near future we will experience a re-play of the problems experienced from the  mid 70’s until early 80’s only worse.  It is something no one wants to hear but needs to be addressed.  Read more

California denies legal protections for Pika Published

June 30, 2009 by  
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Editors note:  For tghose of you that do not know a Pika is a rat, next they will be asking for protection of the California sewer version.

San Francisco (AP) – State wildlife officials have rejected a petition seeking protections for the mountain-dwelling American pika under the California Endangered Species Act. Read more

Wisconsin woman bowled over by black bear

June 30, 2009 by  
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Wisconsin woman bowled over by black bear

A woman sustained minor injuries when she was knocked down by a black bear as she walked outside her home near Siren, Wisconsin Sunday night. Authorities with the Wisconsin DNR believe the same bear had been on the home’s porch several nights earlier. The Duluth News-Tribune.

Little Known Fact Custer’s Troops Were Airborn

June 29, 2009 by  
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Re-enactment: 82nd Airborne jumps at Little Bighorn

ImagesAs part of a unique “new warfare meets old,” re-enactment of Custer’s Last Stand Sunday, 60 members of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne jumped from C-130 transport planes and forded Montana’s Little Bighorn River for the third and final day of this year’s performance. Jump organizers said it was the largest gathering of U.S. Cavalry personnel on the site since the Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876. The Billings Gazette.

My Dog Ate My Passport

June 29, 2009 by  
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Dog-chewed passport keeps student stateside

BKE2D4GMKJ1Just minutes before Jon Meier left for a trip to Peru with his high school Spanish class, his golden retriever Sunshine chewed a corner of his US passport. He breezed through Chicago’s O’Hare, but US Customs in Miami wouldn’t accept his “mutilated” document, or his “my dog ate it” defense. The Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

Urban bear takes fall on backyard trampoline

June 29, 2009 by  
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Images-2When representatives from the Colorado Division of Wildlife were called to a Highlands Ranch home to remove a treed black bear, they placed the family’s trampoline beneath the tree prior to shooting the animal with a tranquilizer. “Kids aren’t happy. It broke the trampoline when he fell, but he was about 30 feet into the air,” said homeowner Rod Michotte. KMGH-TV.

Kill Dangerous Bacteria on Food

June 28, 2009 by  
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While working for the university I spoke with a scientist who did a study on how to kill dangerous bacteria on food.  The number one product was vinegar. The best thing is it is all natural and eatable. Read more

Trail Boss Emergency Preparedness Checklist

By Steven L. Doran

Life should be and adventure. Anyone who knows me will tell you I do not get to excited about anything much.  Worrying just makes things worse. I do not look at power outages or severe storms as a bad thing.  I look at them as a chance to see if all of my gear and supplies not only work but if I have taken the time to do my job in getting ready.  Truth be told I have always had a blast when trouble arises and have never had an issue getting through the worst of disasters.  It is all in your perspective. Read more

Coyotes will eat more than Road Runners

June 28, 2009 by  
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1546521.bin A 16-month-old Australian cattle dog being stalked by two coyotes escaped harm by boarding a Calgary (Alberta) Transit bus operated by a sympathetic driver. “This puppy’s fate seemed obvious, he was breakfast for two hungry coyotes. So I opened the door to let him in and he was in in a heartbeat,” said driver Dawn Hagel. The Calgary Herald.

How to build a Debris Shelter (Photo)

June 28, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

A debris shelter is nothing more than taking available foliage and or debris and making a small hut to protect yourself from the elements.  No offense to the homeless,  but when they take found materials in the city to make a shelter it is the same thing.  Even in the desert you can use what is at hand to provide yourself with a shelter. Read more

How to make a Fat Lamp (Photos)

June 27, 2009 by  
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By Steven L. Doran

Fat lamps are known by the name of  stone lamps, cruise lamps, grease lamps, slot lamps, and Betty lamps.Lamps can be made of stone, wrought iron, sheet iron, sheet brass, heat resistant glass or clay, sea shells, fresh water shells like muscles, they can have a lid or not, but for use in the field simple is better, find a rock that has a depression and  will hold oil and you are all set. Read more

Lost bear continues trek through SW Ohio

June 27, 2009 by  
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Published:

Friday, June 26, 2009 3:25 PM CDT

Springboro, Ohio (AP) – Wildlife officials say a black bear roaming southwest Ohio probably doesn’t know where he’s going but will likely find his way back to Kentucky or West Virginia if left alone.

People at a medical clinic near Springboro spotted the bear on Wednesday. State officials think it’s the same one that was ambling through Adams, Brown and Clinton counties earlier in June, and was seen at a Girl Scout camp in Warren County last week.

Some states have so many black bears that they allow a hunting season. Ohio has relatively few, and very seldom are they seen as far southwest as the counties just north of Cincinnati.

Division of Wildlife spokesman Todd Haines says sometimes several years go by without a black bear sighting in that region.

A Hunters Mindset

June 27, 2009 by  
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A hunters mindset  is nothing more than constantly looking for opportunities.  You can use what you see to your advantage or choose to pass it by. You can also choose unwisely and make things more difficult. Read more

House Passes Climate Change Bill

June 26, 2009 by  
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Editors Note: People are out of work , and suffering. This will bring more suffering when fuel bills triple because of carbon credits. Nothing like kicking the American people when they are down, just watch,  if it passes the senate they will also find a way to go after persons who burn wood to heat their homes to make it fair, so everybody gets screwed the same. Lets hope the senate is smarter and shoots it down. Call them and scream your head off then call your congressman if he or she voted for it and tell them you are looking for their replacement.
The vote on a historic bill to fight global warming passed by just a seven-vote margin. The measure sets up a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage greater use of clean energy.

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