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In writing this column I’ve pondered some philosophical thoughts such as: Where does common sense come from? Is it intuitive? Is it part of our personality or does it originate from a knowledge-base that gives us the foundation to have common sense?

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May 21, 2020
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What do you use to secure gear such as an ATV, motorcycle or other gear in the back of a truck or trailer?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist January 3, 2020
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Webbing, rope and carabineers are not usually included in a day pack, but I suggest they should be essentials for anyone hiking in the steep terrain found in Mohave County.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist January 1, 2020
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It’s reported by the State Mine Inspector that there are over 100,000 abandoned mines in the state. Today, old mines are both a joy for history buffs and a danger for curious explorers.w

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 23, 2019
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If you become lost, stuck or whatever, do you stay put or do you try to walk out to get help?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 15, 2019
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Have you ever heard of anyone using flagging tape as a survival tool?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 1, 2019
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From what I have seen, the difference between those that make it out of a tough situation and those that don’t is preparation and state-of-mind.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist November 5, 2019
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The most important item to take with you when you leave the house for an outing in the desert or mountains is water.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist October 29, 2019
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Vegetation is one of the best ways to stay oriented in the desert or mountains.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist October 14, 2019
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Today, nearly everyone has a GPS or a cellphone with a navigational app, so why would anyone get lost?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist October 7, 2019
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