Articles written by: Chris Pence

Make Your Own Theater System For Camp

Make Your Own Theater System For Camp

Definitions of what it means to “go camping” range from roughing it like the Paleolithic Era to bringing a genny and powering up like electricity is going out of style.

Done Well By Water: Q& A with Living Water International

Done Well By Water: Q& A with Living Water International

Chances are, you strolled into your kitchen today and gulped down a glass of clean water. You had no problems accessing this water, nobody attacked you on the way to your kitchen, and you likely used clean water to bathe yourself at some point during the day. For most industrialized [...]

Wreck Diving the Great Lakes

Wreck Diving the Great Lakes

Wreck diving! It’s one of the biggest watery thrills you can have if you love the water. It can also kill you. But mostly, the thrills thing.

Quagga Mussel: Scourge of the Great Lakes

Quagga Mussel: Scourge of the Great Lakes

Back in the 1990s, Bill Clinton was president, alternative music was all the rage, and the Zebra was the mussel du jour of the Great Lakes. In the mussel community, it’s quite gauche to tear apart the native ecosystem one small link at a time over the span of several [...]

Naturalists Notch Win for Suffield National Wildlife Area

Naturalists Notch Win for Suffield National Wildlife Area

The Suffield National Wildlife Area is located in the southeast portion of the province of Alberta, Canada. Created in 2003, Suffield NWA (SNWA) was created with the purpose of preserving the land and providing a

Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

Pan-Okhotsk: A Story of Climate Change

The Pan-Okhotsk region begins with the Sea of Okhotsk nestled between Russia and Japan. The area encompasses more than the sea itself, however, stretching east-to-west from Alaska all the way to Russia, and

Cliff Camping: For Adrenaline Junkies Only

Cliff Camping: For Adrenaline Junkies Only

Ever wonder what it would be like to replace the safety of a firm, stable campground with the life-threatening danger of camping on a cliff face? For many, the mere thought of

Military Survival Tips For Civilians

Military Survival Tips For Civilians

The military, aside from shooting M16s and planting landmines and driving ACEs (Armored Combat Earthmovers), know a thing or two about survival. The great news for civilians is that many of the Armed Forces’ techniques are easily transferable to non-military field endeavors. Below is a list of five of the [...]

Extreme Winter Camping: Things to Forget About

Extreme Winter Camping: Things to Forget About

Camping during warm-weather months poses challenges of its own, such as bears, heat stroke, flash floods, you name it. Most people can get through it, however, with nary a threat to their lives. Not

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

Winter Rafting: Are You Insane Enough?

There’s a difference between hardcore and insane. Hardcore meets dangerous challenges, insane seeks them out. Hardcore is met with respect; insane is met with friends divvying up your CD collection.