Category: Survival

Photo of the Day – August 28, 2015

Whitney Rattlesnake

A photo’s resurfaced on the internet of some park rangers relocating a pretty big rattler down on Lake Whitney. I say resurfaced because the photo first made the rounds back in early 2012, and as is usually the case these days, several internet jockeys called the photo a fake. The angle of the photo

Game Warden Field Notes

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Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens rescued three men aboard a grounded recreational boat in Mission Lake, near Seadrift. (Photo courtesy of TPWD).

Time for another set of Game Warden Field Notes, which are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. This report was released by TPWD August 5, 2015.

Devils River Paddle – A Photo Montage

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The good thing about Texas is that there are plenty of rivers to paddle. The bad thing about Texas is that there are plenty of rivers to paddle. That’s not a contradiction. There are so many good fishing rivers within two hours of Fort Worth, that it’s become easy to paddle nearby rivers like the Brazos or the Trinity, and that can

A Rough Holiday Weekend in Texas

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Photo courtesy of TPWD

According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department news release, state law enforcement officers were busy last weekend. Collectively, they made contact with over 47,000 boaters resulting in 63 arrests for boating while intoxicated.

Other incidents encountered over the holiday weekend included nine boating accidents, recovering 

Game Warden Field Notes – June 24, 2015

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Texas Game Warden Jason Duke on patrol in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi. (Photo by Krystal Krenek)

TPWD just released a new set of Game Warden Field Notes which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports. The notes are published periodically and they do a fine job of educating, and sometimes even entertaining us, while reminding us that there are idiots out there. By the way, the

Anatomy of a Flood

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A year ago today, we had the misfortune of being on the remote lower Pecos River in southwest Texas when on the fourth day of a 5-day paddle, we were hit by a flash flood, caused by 11 inches of rain in eight hours. We lost our three kayaks and a canoe to the flood, as well as several thousands of dollars’ worth of camera and

Pecos River Story Index

LSC Pecos River The Search 7I’m often ask for links to our Pecos River series. On the one-year anniversary of our being flooded off the remote river, we are happy to finally provide a single index for all our Pecos River stories, from the three-part series of our ill-fated trip, to the Pecos River Journal series,which chronicled our return to the river in search

Trailer: River Untamed

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Our good friend, and Pecos paddling partner, Scott Gartman (Scent of a Fisherman) just posted this trailer for his upcoming video about our misadventure on the lower Pecos River last year. Today marks the one-year anniversary of our Pandale put-in for that ill-fated trip, and Scott’s done a good job of providing his viewers with

Tree Top Paddling on the Brazos

Flooded Brazos (4)It’d been a long time since we’d been on the river and we were anxious to get back there. At first it was the selling of our old house that kept us away, and then it was moving into the House from Hell. By the time we finally got the chance to go, it’d been raining pretty regularly and it seemed like it’d never stop.

Texas Rising – The Photographs

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A man and woman canoe through a flooded Houston area street on May 30, 2015. Photo by David Philip/AP.

During our research for Texas Rising, we came across some incredible photographs that we wanted to share here. Its been two weeks since we’ve had any significant rainfall in north Texas, but the state is still recovering from the widespread damage caused by record breaking rainfall, which according to the National Weather Service, dumped

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San Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. (Photograph by Don Anders/Reuters)

San Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. (Photograph by Don Anders/Reuters)

Well, we all knew it, but now it’s official: May was the wettest month on record for the state of Texas, going back 120 years. The entire region has been stuck in a recurring pattern of never ending moisture coming up from Gulf of Mexico colliding with an extremely active southern jet stream. The result has been an already rain-soaked

Photo of the Day — May 29, 2015

Trinity River

A before and after photo of the Trinity River, just west of Dallas, speaks volumes about the crazy amount of rainfall we’ve received over the last few weeks. There is talk everywhere of Dallas-Forth Worth rainfall records falling like…well, like rain.

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish