Luis Vega is a Wilderness Columnist for the Kingman Miner. If you have comments or want to share experiences, write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
Early in our years with Search and Rescue, my wife and I started a program of safety instruction for kids.
The universally recognized distress signal is three of anything; gunshots, yells, fires, etc.
Spring is here, along with wildflowers, baby quail and rattlesnakes.
There have been too many instances of people injured or killed when a flash flood surged down the wash where they were camped.
Are you a tracker? If you hunt or spend any time in the wilderness or have looked for something or someone, perhaps you are.
What do you think is the most basic survival tool? Is it a compass or some way to start a fire?