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  • Observe a Flycatcher's Journey
    June 9, 2021 Craig Caudill

    Observe a Flycatcher's Journey

    Introduction:  There are many small woodland areas near small and large cities that allow us to get away from our homes and enjoy nature.  Kinclaven Bluebell Wood in springtime is a great place to explore among mature trees and flowers and hopefully get a glimpse of animals and butterflies that frequent the area.   
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  • Winter Car Survival Kit
    February 18, 2021 Craig Caudill

    Winter Car Survival Kit

    Craig jumped on video and gave some vitally important and insight details about what he carries in his vehicle survival supplies.  It includes items that......
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  • I Fell 150 Feet and Survived.
    December 17, 2020 Tracy Trimble

    I Fell 150 Feet and Survived.

      This blog piece was written to accompany a podcast interview by Tracy Trimble (NRS Instructor and search and rescue volunteer) in which he and Craig Caudill conduct a discussion with John May who is the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Chief and Mike...

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  • Mountain Climbing for Beginners
    November 29, 2020 Tracy Trimble

    Mountain Climbing for Beginners

    Editors Note:  This blog piece was written to accompany a podcast interview by Tracy Trimble (NRS Instructor and search and rescue volunteer) in which he interviews Mr. Mark Ryan.  Listen in as Mark details his background and some fantastic information on...

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  • Land Navigation Scientist
    July 27, 2020 Craig Caudill

    Land Navigation Scientist

    Scientist (one definition) = someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence, to make hypotheses and test them, to gain and share understanding and knowledge.  Humble, quiet, servant’s heart are all words I would use to describe my friend,and fellow...

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  • Stump Removal
    May 26, 2020 Tracy Trimble

    Stump Removal

    As some of you know, I am clearing some woodland in order to grow a garden and build a greenhouse.  The garden will be raised beds due to our soil and slope of the ground.  You can hear more details by listening to Podcast #24 where Craig and I.....
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  • Summer time is Paddling Time!
    May 19, 2020 Craig Caudill

    Summer time is Paddling Time!

    I will never forget getting into a canoe for the first time.  I guess my dad and his brother decided to do some fishing around Leatherwood Boat Ramp on Cave Run Lake.  I do not remember exactly why but they allowed my cousin and I to paddle around in the Grumman Canoe by ourselves.  They told us not to splash one another when we got in.  We followed that directive for about 3.5 seconds. 
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  • Environmental Stewardship
    May 9, 2020 Craig Caudill

    Environmental Stewardship

    The Greeks have a word, sympathea, that translates as mutual interdependence of all things past, present and future.  It is an interesting concept for sure and I like the idea of it.  In today’s world, particularly here in our small town of Winchester, we do not seem to agree with the Greeks, do we?
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  • DIY Wheelbarrow Handles
    May 7, 2020 Craig Caudill

    DIY Wheelbarrow Handles

    "Value-added living" is a common phrase one of my mentors used to say to me on a regular basis.  His teaching point was for us to find ways to develop new skills or enhance old ones in daily life.  One way that....
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  • Wild Turkey Restoration Success
    April 21, 2020 Craig Caudill

    Wild Turkey Restoration Success

    As I write this for you, turkey season is upon us.  As you are reading this, I hope to be in the woods somewhere, either hunting turkeys, morel mushrooms, or both.  The fact that wild turkeys are abundant enough to pursue is a fantastic feat and cooperation between hunters, conservation groups, and dedicated biologists from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFWR). 
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