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  • How to Cook Beans

    How to Cook Beans

    8 months ago

    I eat beans. I eat little beans (lentils). I eat big beans (lima). I eat red beans (kidney). I eat black beans (black). I eat green beans. I’ve even eaten beans I’ve never heard of (mung) and beans I’ve heard too much of (pinto). I’ve never...

  • Wild Caving in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

    Wild Caving in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

    6 years ago

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Southeastern New Mexico is home to the infamous Carlsbad Cavern. Chances are you’ve heard of it, chances are you’ve been there. After all, it is a popular summer time vacation attraction as it should be....

  • Carlsbad Cavern

    Carlsbad Cavern

    8 months ago

    Many people are confused about the name of this famous cave and its surrounding land in the Southeastern comer of New Mexico. Previously known as the Bat Cave, the Big Cave, and Carlsbad Cave National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park which...

  • Explore Commercial Caves

    Explore Commercial Caves

    8 months ago

    Most die hard, eat dirt for breakfast cavers would scoff at the very notion of visiting a commercial, show cave. To them, I say, "Think again cave boy," because show caves are some of the most interesting places underground not to mention that if...

  • Cave Exploring Basics

    Cave Exploring Basics

    8 months ago

    When you say the word "caver" to folks who don’t know what it is, you will probably get a blank look from them. But if you say the word "spelunker" then you are likely to hear something like, "Oh that’s someone who crawls around in a cave," and...

  • Animal Rights and Reality Television

    Animal Rights and Reality Television

    8 months ago

    Almost everyone who watches television has watched one form of a reality show or another. These shows have become an epidemic in the realm of television programming if not crammed down our collective throats. Some shows can be very educational while...

  • Beneath The Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

    Beneath The Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

    8 months ago

    While on my way to the Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico for a long awaited vacation, I found myself in the Sandia Mountains after avoiding a traffic jam in Albuquerque. I soon realized that I was on the road to Sandia Man Cave. I had read...

  • Explore A Cemetary

    Explore A Cemetary

    8 months ago

    What comes to mind when you see a cemetery? What deep seeded, dark, or scary thoughts enter your brain as you glance across a field of headstones and tombs? Are they thoughts of finality, the unknown, or eminent death? Well, for most people they...

  • Homemade Truck Bed Storage And Sleeping Platform for Camping

    Homemade Truck Bed Storage And Sleeping Platform for Camping

    8 months ago

    Sometimes, a tent is inconvenient or just plain uncomfortable and an RV is a hassle and just too expensive. This truck bed platform with storage is a happy compromise.

  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

    Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

    7 years ago

    Since moving back to my childhood home of Wichita Falls, Texas, I have rediscovered the great playground of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in south central Oklahoma. The mountains are only a little over an hour’s drive away from me so I...

  • Fall Hiking at Quemado Lake, New Mexico

    Fall Hiking at Quemado Lake, New Mexico

    8 months ago

    Fall is a great time to take advantage of the solitude and scenery along the hiking trails of the Quemado Lake Recreation Area of New Mexico. Located 20 miles south of the town of Quemado on State Highway 103, the lake area offers 6 hiking trails...

  • New Mexico Cave Search

    New Mexico Cave Search

    8 months ago

    Once in a while during a caving career, a caver will fatefully end up exploring a "sucker cave." This would be a cave that contains absolutely nothing of interest but the caver doesn’t know that until he has sweated, bruised, and crawled through...

  • Decorate With Natural Objects

    Decorate With Natural Objects

    8 months ago

    For those of us who choose to live off-the-grid, off the land, and off of the beaten path, it’s only natural that we would want to adorn our living spaces with natural objects. Ancient people did it and so can we. Natural objects are beautiful,...

  • Explore a Lava Tube in Arizona

    Explore a Lava Tube in Arizona

    8 months ago

    Let’s get one thing straight. There’s a difference between a spelunker and a caver. With the most commonly displayed bumpersticker reading "Cavers rescue spelunkers," this is hardly a definition no matter how true it rings. But to put it more...

  • Mountain Climbing in the Mojave Desert

    Mountain Climbing in the Mojave Desert

    8 months ago

    The little-known Providence Mountains State Recreation Area is home to one of the East Mojave’s tallest peaks. It’s the caves that attract underground hikers to California’s Providence Mountains State Recreation Area but there’s more to...

  • Dog Canyon, New Mexico

    Dog Canyon, New Mexico

    7 years ago

    Cañon del Perro Journey through time in Dog Canyon. Cañon del Perro translates into more than just Dog Canyon. It translates into some of the fiercest Apache Indian battles in the state of New Mexico not to mention an intriguing historical...

  • Cornudas Mountains, New Mexico

    Cornudas Mountains, New Mexico

    8 months ago

    Guadalupe Mountain caver, Robert Nymeyer, found more than just caves in the little-known Cornudas Mountain range of Southeastern New Mexico. It's been nearly sixty years since Robert Nymeyer's article "Cave Men of the Cornudas" was published in...

  • Largo Canyon, New Mexico

    Largo Canyon, New Mexico

    8 months ago

    PUEBLITOS OF DINÉTAH Secrets on Stones As I wandered along a dry sandy wash, the scream of a red-tailed hawk lingered on the wind. I scanned the clouds for this raptor but saw nothing. I searched the high canyon walls for a nest on a gnarled...


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