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Archive for January, 2013

Snakes and Snakebite

I generally don’t worry about venomous snakes when I am out hiking, but it sure is a concern of those who I meet. So the question arises, just how much risk is one taking when out hiking barefoot?

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On the Rhodagain

It’s a 70° in central Ohio at the end of January. So, what are you going to do? Well, you’re going to take down your Christmas lights. But before you do that, you’re heading out for a hike.

For me, that meant that yesterday I checked out a new place for me: Rhododendron Cove.

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First, don’t forget that there will be a new episode of Dual Survival on tonight, 9:00pm EST. The new one is titled “The Green Hell” and the description says:

The hosts fight to survive on the Amazon River.

And now, on to “Trouble in Paradise”.

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Mileage

Since the beginning of 2006 I’ve kept track of my barefoot hiking miles. I’d meant to recap it at the end of last year but never got around to it.

So here’s what I’ve done.

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What’s Up With The Toe-Shoe Lawsuits?

For those of you who are wondering what is going on in the three lawsuits against toe-shoe companies, here’s an update.

But not really.

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[To those happening to come here wondering about Dave, you might also be interested in what’s coming up in season 4, and how Cody was fired after the fourth episode. See Dual Survival Season 4 Starts Tonight.]

A lot of people still wonder why Dave Canterbury was replaced by Joe Teti on Dual Survival. While there were plenty of hints out there about exaggerating his resume, Dave had now created a video in which he apologizes for doing so.

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15 Annoying Airline Passengers

In some more of its classic hard-hitting journalism, the Huffington Post yesterday gave us their list of 15 Annoying Airline Passengers.

Just guess what was on it.

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Dual Survival: Into the Frying Pan

First, don’t forget that there will be a new episode of Dual Survival on tonight, 9:00pm EST. The new one is titled “Trouble in Paradise” and the description says:

Cody searches for water and firemaking tools on an uninhabited Hawaiian island; Joe battles feral boars.

And now, on to “Into the Frying Pan”.

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The Hocking Hills Mid-Winter Hike was held on Saturday.

Of course I had to hike it barefoot.

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The Clear Creek Ice Cave

Yesterday was the Clear Creek Metro Park Metro Five-0 hike to the ice cave. It is a really popular hike: 51 people tried to sign up for 30 slots.

The only thing missing was the ice (mostly).

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Fear and Breastfeeding in Las Vegas

Fear and Breastfeeding in Las Vegas is the name of a blog entry from The Leaky Boob, a “lactivist” (love the word) blog about breastfeeding. It’s a great story (go read it) of a breastfeeding mother standing up to a restaurant in Las Vegas that questioned her breastfeeding of her child there.

I also think it is related to barefooting (though, of course, I can find that just about everything is related to barefooting).

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Boulder Moulders

Via the blog Free Range Kids comes a story about the Boulder, Colorado Library deciding that Kids Under 12 Can’t be Alone in Library Due to “Dangers” of Stairs, People & Furniture.

Their reasons will sound rather familiar to barefooters.

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Dual Survival: On the Menu

First, don’t forget that there will be a new episode of Dual Survival on tonight, 9:00pm EST. The new one is titled “Into the Frying Pan” and the description says:

A diamondback rattlesnake is eaten; Joe attempts to get out of an abandoned mineshaft.

Those two highlights were on “Unbraided”.

And now, on to “On the Menu”.

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Saturday was another of the Adventure Hikes at Clear Creek Metro Park. These are longer-than-the-average-organized-hikes led by the Director of Columbus Metroparks, John O’Meara.

The one on Saturday was 11.6 miles, and just happened to pick a 65° rainless January day.

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Preached

There were a couple of comments on yesterday ‘s entry, Preach it, Brother, that I thought I’d say a few words about.

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