Tag Archives: When Animals Attack

Next Stop For Charlie [Tuning In]

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From the makers of Last Stop for Paul comes a new tale—actually, a whole series of made-up tales on Showtime—about what it’s like to go off the rails completely in search of something important while traveling. In the case of … Continue reading

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Korth of the North [Radical Self Reliance]

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Our friends over at VICE TV have put together a wild documentary anyone thinking they need a break from modern life should watch. As it turns out, there’s pretty much only one way to skin a bear, and it requires … Continue reading

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Like Dogfood For Chocolate [When Animals Attack]

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I lived in paradise: a 500-person fishing village on the pacific coast of Nicaragua, where I taught English and watched the sun set everyday. Problem was, the stores in paradise didn’t sell any chocolate. And, I like chocolate. “A day … Continue reading

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I Fed Myself to the Rainforest [Human Sacrifice]

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First law of adventure-travel survival: Heed not the blasé reassurances of locals when you raise issues of life and flesh. Case in point: I was headed to the Amazon rainforest of northern Peru to do a survival trip with a … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows [When Animals Attack]

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Writer Jeff Alt sent us an excerpt from from Chapter 24 of his new book, ‘A Walk for Sunshine.’ [Adds Alt: This is my second night hiking the Appalachian Trail.  I’ve assembled camp in a shelter on top of Blood Mountain, Georgia...] I … Continue reading

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Horned and Dangerous [When Animals Attack]

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a far-flung correspondent for T.V. news? Let’s just say it’s no walk in the park. This week Greg Dobbs, an Emmy-winning producer and correspondent for 23 years with ABC and currently a correspondent for … Continue reading

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The Naturist [Try Not To Laugh]

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I don’t currently own a pair of Tevas, but everything about this ridiculous spoof of Man Vs. Wild made me want to buy some. Yes, it’s sophomoric, but it’s also dead on.

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Beware the Mud Falcon [When Animals Attack]

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Now, technically speaking, a Mud Falcon is a beast known to climbers who scale “big walls”, the sheer granite slabs like El Capitán. See, up there, there’s nowhere to, you know, go, and in order to spare the pristine rock … Continue reading

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Off a Pony, Express [Rough Landings]

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The Icelandic Tourist Board was a new client of my public relations agency and I was thrilled to be visiting the legendary Arctic Open Midnight Sun golf tournament in the northern part of the country, up near the Arctic Circle. … Continue reading

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