Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Avoiding Ticks While Hiking

Now that Spring is just around the corner, it is time to start taking precautions against insects while hiking.  One of many biting insects out there is the tick.  Ticks can harbor a couple of diseases that can turn you off to ever going out in the woods again.  But, never fear, there are precautions […]


Health Benefits of Hiking

What are the health benefits of hiking?  From when I was a young child, I have always loved the outdoors.  I would trek through the woods around my house.  I was in the Boy Scouts and loved the weekends we would go hiking.  The scenery, the vistas, mountains and valleys, they all were beautiful.  But, […]


Africanized Honeybees have arrived in Georgia

It was confirmed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs this week that the bees that killed a man in Dougherty Georgia where, in fact, Africanized Honeybees.  The man was clearing his yard of brush with a bulldozer, when he disturbed their nest and received over 100 bee stings.  Georgia’s current Agriculture Commissioner, […]