Backpacking skills are survival skills. Use your knowledge and gear to make personal preparations for hurricane season power loss and evacuations in Florida.
A mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya fever was first identified in 1952 in Tanzania. In recent years it has spread prolifically throughout the Caribbean. It has no known cure, and it is now present in Florida.
How to hike in Florida – the basics of what you need to know for hiking in Florida, whether you’re day hiking or backpacking.
What should you do when you’re tent camping in Florida? Here’s a how-to checklist to get prepared and make sure you have a comfortable time.
Florida is dry. Downright crispy. And these conditions make it easy for fires to spark and spread. Have you noticed smoke in your neighborhood lately? I’ve seen it for weeks here in Ocala – first from the big fires in the Okeefenokee Swamp, and now drifting in from fires more local to us. Before you […]
Taking dogs into Florida’s swampy areas is a bad idea. Alligators look for easy prey, and a dog of any size can fall victim. Be especially cautious around shorelines.
Where might a hiker encounter a Burmese python? Thankfully, the range – despite recent scares of big snakes in Central Florida, which were pets that were let loose – of the “naturalized” pythons is, according to sources at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, not too far north. “Wild pythons have been found up to […]