Born and raised in Southeast Louisiana, my enthusiasm for the outdoors was cultivated at a young age by frequent hunting and fishing trips with my father and his father.  It wasn't until I became actively involved with my son's Boy Scout Troop that I bloomed into a full blown outdoors fanatic!  Now I spend the majority of my day dreaming of the next hike or canoe trip.  My son Christian, a.k.a. "Rooster", and I take every opportunity to test our limits and enjoy an adventure together.  Now that I reside in up state Louisiana, every three day weekend or holiday, I find myself planning a spur of the moment adventure into the Arkansas Ozarks. 

This site will focus on sharing my passion and hopefully cultivating an interest in others.  I hope to detail the highs and lows, capture the essence of the hike in pictures, and strive to give a little extra background to my adventures.  I encourage everyone to live outside of their "comfort" zone and experience the thrill of accomplishment when becoming totally self reliant in out of the way destinations and situations.  After all, I firmly believe that we all should strive to find our limitations and learn how to become reliant upon our own skills and talents rather than depend on others.


 


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Chris
04/03/2011 17:32

I used a Gerber backbacking saw on the recent trip to Lake Ouachita. It has a very sharp, but very weak blade. The blade actually broke within the first 20 minutes of use. The handle has begun to come apart. I have a Walmart folding saw for 8 bucks that has stood up to constant abuse. The Gerber saw is very poorly crafted from low grade materials. I would NOT recommend this saw to anyone.

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04/03/2011 18:02

This was an amazing trip. I cannot wait to get back in the canoes and do a week long voyage! Just need the dunkets first!

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Chris
04/03/2011 18:06

I only didn't like cutting it short. We'll have to plan it again for the summer. Because we'll both be off!

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Gerry Brucia
05/15/2011 06:21

Chris,
I am impressed with your website. I now am thinking of copycatting it if it is easy to set up. Great job.
Gerry

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Eunice
06/26/2011 20:16

"Big Papa", I like your website! Keep your excellent job!!!

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04/24/2012 15:21

good one post dude

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    Big Papa is my trail name.  I'm an avid outdoorsman.  If you share a love for the outdoors and a passion for self reliance then this is the place for sharing your experiences.

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