Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2 Great Backcountry Meals You Can Try at Home.

Pita Bread Pizza

Pita Bread
Pizza Sauce
Olive Oil

Cooking Equipment
Skillet with a lid

Put tablespoon of oil in the skillet. Warm Pita Bread on both sides. Add two tablespoons of Pizza Sauce, Pepperoni and Cheese. Now add 4 tablespoons of water and cover with the lid. In a couple of minutes the steam will heat and melt the cheese. You can leave the pizza in the pan a little longer and it will crisp up the crust.

Options for Pizza Sauce
Tomato Powder
Can be purchased from Harmony House

Squeeze Tomato Paste
They are about $3.50 a piece at the store.

Packets of Sauce

Condiments of Marnia Sauce from Papa Johns White Castle.

These pizza are great at home or on a trip.

Kudos to Cliff Jacobson for his idea on how to make the pizza. Visit Cliff's Website for great books and videos for backcountry paddling and adventure.
Cliff's Website

Kevin's General Sol Cashew Chicken


Foil Package of Chicken
Simply Asia General Tso Stir-Fry Sauce
Knorr Thai Curry Rice or Knorr Chicken Fried Rice


Cook or Hydrate the Celery and Onions. Add water for the rice and cook. Dump in the chicken, cashews and sauce. This could also make a great wrap. You could also add more favor by getting condiment packs of Soy Sauce. This is not a spicy meal you could add Hot Sauce or Pepper for more spice.

Simply Asia General Tso Stir-Fry Sauce
I have found at Krogers but not Walmart.

Onions and Celery
You bring fresh or get them dehydrated from Harmony House.

Enjoy the meals. This is a great time to be out in the woods get out and enjoy it.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Invasive Species Resources

Indiana Native Plants and Wildflower Society

INPAWS members come from all over Indiana. We are a diverse mix of naturalists, gardeners, conservationists, scientists, writers, and photographers. Whether amateur or professional, we share our expertise and enthusiasm in pursuit of the INPAWS mission.
INPAWS is a statewide organization with regional chapters. The statewide organization, led by the INPAWS Council, sets policy and direction, hosts major events, and supports the activities of the regional chapters.

Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Management

CWMAs are being formed across the U.S. as landowners, private groups and government agencies look for more effective ways to limit the growing economic and environmental damage caused by Invasive Species. Most CWMAs are coalitions of private and public organizations – sharing knowledge, people and other resources in an effort to improve public education, prevention and eradication/containment
programs across a given geographic area.

Brown County Native Woodlands Project

Great resource for Invasive Plants
Online Guide for Invasive Plants
EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. It is fast, easy to use and doesn't require Geographic Information Systems experience. Launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, it was originally designed as a tool for state Exotic Pest Plant Councils to develop more complete distribution data of invasive species.  
UNWANTED Invaders in Southern Indiana

Playing Smart Against Invasive Species - Trailer

Great video for all user groups on Invasive Species.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

104 Participants Attend Community Day

We had 104 Participants attend the Leave No Trace Community Day at Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Thanks to all the Scouts that attended and worked. Thanks to Crew 209 for working the Leave No Trace Events and Cooking Lunch. We will be looking for new ideas for next year.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kayak Camping Workshop

We will be having a Kayak Camping Workshop

Wed. May 22, 13 at 7:00 PM
Golden-Burke Scout Center
7125 Fall Creek Road

Open to all Scouts and the General Public

Link for the flyer:

Kayak Camping vs Canoe Camping
Places to Backcountry Camp in Indiana
How to pack your Kayak
Kayak Gear
Safety Afloat
For questions contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
Chas Busenburg at 317-813-7116
Kevin Ayers

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Transport and Portage Backpack for Kayak

If you are looking for a great bag/backpack to transport your paddling gear.
PFD, Deck Bag, Paddle Float Wet/Dry Suit Rain Gear anything you would take with you. I ordered one of these Duck Decoy Bags and got it in the mail today.

It has backpack straps and waist belt. If you were ever going to camp in your kayak or need to ake a portage this bag would be great.

There are alot of these bags but this one is the right size some of the bags are much bigger, too big.

The price is $20 free shipping. If you gear is wet you could just set the whole bag out in the sun to dry.