Category: Survival

Lessons Learned on the Pecos


By Michael Issac 

All things being equal, I’d rather not learn things the hard way. As I get older, I’ve learned that taking lessons from the mistakes of others is a good thing. This is especially true when venturing into a river such as the Lower Pecos. After a recent trip with three other paddlers during a long holiday weekend, I compiled

Dispatches from Houston – Chapter 3. The Shooter

 

Part 6. Shooter

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:09 PM (Facebook post by Daniel)

Harris County Sheriff District 5 is no longer launching boats, we are now running on our own with no municipal services. Port A is getting hit hard now, focus is shifting to

Dispatches from Houston – Chapter 1. Flooding


Part 1. McCauley’s Post

Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:19 AM (Facebook post by Dallas meteorologist Steve McCauley)

The worst case scenario continues to play out in SE Texas and especially in the Houston Metro where 11 to 27 inches of rain have fallen, and more is on the way…the European Model and the Texas Tech Model – which have been very accurate so far – take the circulation of Harvey – currently located about 20 miles NW

High Bridge or Bust; Seven Days on the Pecos River – Part 3

By Randy Hohlaus

Part 3. Painted Canyon

I rechristened the patch of scraggly ground, “Camp Humility.” My thoughts were actually of another Scott; Scott’s doomed Arctic expedition and his last icy camp just a few miles short of food, warmth and his base. And sure enough, this camp

Photographing Dan

Here at Lone Star Chronicles, it’s pretty well established that I do the writing and Dan’s the photographer. But every now and then, usually when he’s not looking, I’ve been known to take a picture or two of Dan. I’m not nearly as good as he is, mind you, but

Return to the Pecos Mini-Series…Parts 2 and 3

Since our last post, Robert Field has released Episodes 2 and 3 of his mini-series on our return trip to the Pecos. They include a visit to our camp from the flood trip and running one of the funnest rapids on the river…Waterfall Rapids, where Dan

YakFishTV Releases Return to the Pecos Mini-Series

We’re pretty exited about yesterday’s release of Return to the Pecos – Part 1. The video, by YakFishTV’s Robert Field, is the first in a series of four that document our return to the lower Pecos River last year, two years after we

Dragging Anchor

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. ~Will Rogers

Overall, kayak fishing’s a pretty safe sport and usually the only thing you have to worry about is whether or not you’re going to catch fish. But experienced kayakers know that there are certain situations when if not careful,

The Pelican Case

Prologue

If you’re looking for an adventure-proof case to hold valuables during your next hunting or fishing trip, look no further than a Pelican case, which are not only guaranteed watertight to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes, but it also come with a

The Dog and the Bridge

Part 1 – The Dog

Maybe it’s just because I’m a dog person, but it really torques my groinal area to see how some humans treat their pets. My social media feed is a constant source of stories showcasing man’s inhumanity to animals, and so it’s not like we needed another example, but sure enough that’s what we got, and this time it hit close to