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Get Outdoors, It’s Yours!

October 14, 2008

Federal and Nonprofit Conservation Leaders Urge Children to “Get Outdoors, It’s Yours!”

BALTIMORE, MD-– Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer, and Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. Don T. Riley today announced a “Get Outdoors, It’s Yours!” campaign to reconnect children with nature.

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Stay The Trail Campaign Started

“This collaborative project drives home the point that we are all co-owners of our public lands,” said Paul McFarland of Friends of the Inyo. “With that ownership comes a responsibility to ensure we take care of them for today and tomorrow.”

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Tickle The Taste Buds With A Dutch Oven

 

The ovens come in a variety of sizes, with the most common being 10” and 12” wide. A 12” pot holds six quarts of food and will serve four to six people. For two to four people, a 10” pot should be sufficient. Be sure you purchase a "camp" oven with 3 little legs and a lip on the lid to hold hot coals.

New ovens have a waxy coating to prevent rusting. Wash in soap and water to remove the coating. The next step is to "season" your pot. Use a paper towel to apply a light coat of vegetable oil (many people use Crisco brand) to all surfaces of the pot and lid inside and out. Do not use lard or other animal fat. It will turn rancid over time.

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Movies, Madness and My Backyard

 

I’d like to offer a few ideas and suggestions to help during these tough times.  First of all, we can’t lose sight of the fact that we need to recreate or we’ll go nuts.  Second, we can’t let our favorite off-road businesses go under without trying to help them.  And third, there are things we can do and still consider it recreating – maybe a bit closer to home.

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Clean up toxic spills promptly, thoroughly

 

As with any exercise, planning and preparation are key. Essential clean-up items include a plastic container with a tight lid (Tupperware products work nicely), kitty litter, paper towels or rags, and a shovel. You probably already have paper or plastic cups in your vehicle. If not, grab some. High-tech absorbents and wipes are available for large oil spill situations and to wipe down rocks surfaces. You may want to pick up some to help with those problems.

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