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11 Poisonous Berries You Really Don’t Want to Eat

11 Poisonous Berries You Really Don’t Want to Eat

There are many types of poisonous berries, but these are some of the world’s most deadly – well at least in the temperate northern hemisphere.   *** CAUTION! If you or someone you ...
Why You Should Keep Dandelions on Your Lawn

Why You Should Keep Dandelions on Your Lawn

Dandelions have long been the bane of many lawn owners. It turns out that dandelion is not only good for your lawn, but also you. ...
No Toilet Paper? No Problem:  Lessons from a hiker, traveller, and mother

No Toilet Paper? No Problem: Lessons from a hiker, traveller, and mother

We’ve all seen the empty toilet paper aisles and ranted about the toilet paper hoarders. Many of you might already have resorted to Kleenex, paper towel, or baby wipes, all of which clog sewage and ...
River Hiking Tips With Backpacker Diaries

River Hiking Tips With Backpacker Diaries

What would it be like to use a flowing river as a trail? In some areas of the American Southwest, a walk in and out of a flowing stream with wettable shoes is often easier than navigation on the ...
Fern Identification ​in the Pacific Northwest

Fern Identification ​in the Pacific Northwest

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and struggle with fern identification, you aren’t alone. The PNW has a lot of ferns. They are moisture-loving plants, and, well, we have a lot of moisture ...
Unschooling – Yay or Nay?  Ben Hewitt’s book, Home Grown, Offers Insight

Unschooling – Yay or Nay? Ben Hewitt’s book, Home Grown, Offers Insight

I just finished reading Ben Hewitt’s Book, Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world. I’ll say right off the bat that ...
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