The Fifth of November. It’s a significant date in my life. “Remember, remember, the Fifth of November” is familiar thanks to V for Vendetta, in which a masked revolutionary works to bring down a corrupt British government of the future. The date was chosen to evoke memories of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot when Guy Fawkes… Continue reading Remembering the Fifth of November
San Antonio was under quarantine, with a serious virus infecting the city. News reports indicate it was spreading rapidly. News sources indicated that the virus caused those infected to first develop red spots on their necks; soon afterwards, they began to act irrationally, move slowly and awkwardly. Their skin would become pale and break out… Continue reading (Barely) Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
How do you prepare for an impending Zombie Apocalypse? That’s the question I face, with less than a day to go. The Human Path is sponsoring a 24-hour survival scenario involving a flu pandemic, a plane crash and an infectious agent. Those brave souls who plan to tackle this event will be heading into the… Continue reading Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse…
How is a zombie like a grasshopper? Most people know the story, from Aesop’s Fables, that tells about how the grasshopper sat around all summer and played his fiddle while the ants furiously worked to save up food. The grasshopper said, “there’s so much abundance and it’s so warm… why do you work so hard… Continue reading Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies
When a food dehydrator comes into your life, what do you do? You make jerky! An Excalibur food dehydrator became part of my kitchen gear, thanks to my friend Russ. While I like jerky, I don’t eat it often because most of the time, the stuff you buy at a store is either cheap, unpalatable… Continue reading Making Homemade Beef Jerky
Out of the primordial ooze it crawled… …or maybe just out of the pond at The Human Path quarry. Take your pick! In the first of a series of animal tracking classes, Sam Coffman took us through three different aspects of tracking. At the beginning of the day he focused on awareness exercises. We first… Continue reading Hark: what goes there? Or, my first tracking class
Chris Hyde of Austin demonstrating how to construct a paiute deadfall trap to catch small game. The video is from The Human Path’s third Level 1 Hunter-Gatherer class.