Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Richard Wiese, former Explorer's Club president, television host and the author of Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer (Harper Paperback, 2009), gives advice on how to inspire your inner explorer in the great outdoors or even on the streets of New York City.

How do make a fox hole radio (pdf)


Richard Wiese

Comments [6]

Caitlin from Jersey City

I've been nibbling on wood sorrel since I was a kid, but I always just called it "that little lemony clover-looking plant." Thanks for letting me know what it is!

Jun. 10 2009 12:02 PM
peter from Brooklyn

I learned many of these things in Boy Scout camp 40 years ago, but someone recently showed me something that got a wow from me, a working alcohol stove from a soda can. You can find instructions on Google (if they are not in the book).

Jun. 10 2009 11:58 AM
Hugh McNally

When I was a kid (only child), my father gave me the book "How to Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself." Glad to see that spirit is still alive!

Jun. 10 2009 11:57 AM

Kill the Video Game!

Long live the Brain!

Thanks for this book of tips on how to use my long-forgotten hands and eyes.

Jun. 10 2009 11:52 AM
matt from milwaukee

Best thing I ever did in NYC was to canoe the Gowanus canal.

Jun. 10 2009 11:49 AM
Leon Freilich from Park Slope


I'm dreaming of a clean restroom
Just like the ones I used to know;
In my smalltown birthplace,
My favorite earthplace,
Folks had choices where to go.

I'm dreaming of a clean restroom
With every block I have to walk.
Though I hate to sputter and squawk
I am forced to hunt just like a hawk.

I'm dreaming of a clean restroom
With every block I have to walk.
Will my days in New York be bright?
If a restroom pops up into sight.

Jun. 10 2009 11:14 AM

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