Everyday is an Adventure. For this Astronaut, it was Summiting Everest.
Thursday, 21 May 2009 12:40
On May 20, 2009, Dr. Scott Parazynski became the first Astronaut to explore space and summit Mount Everest. He shared his adventure with the world using this SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. Congratulations Scott! Read the press release here. Follow his Everest expedition at www.SPOTadventures.com. Scott summitted at 4 AM in the morning in Nepal to avoid summit traffic. Cold, wind and timing required Scott to put his SPOT in an interior insolated pocket in his parka. His oxygen tanks were on top of that producing condensation and ice on the outside of his coat. Due to these extreme conditions, Scott's tracks were limited. Scott had a climbing partner, Rohan Freeman of the Peak Promotion Team, who summited one day earlier. He summitted during the day with his SPOT on the outside of his pack. See Rohan's tracks here.
Jose Wejebe to appear at West Marine Flagship store in Jacksonville, FL on June 27, 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009 09:44
Boating and Fishing in the New Generation with Captain Jose Wejebe-Presented by SPOT
Join marine adventure expert and television host Captain Jose Wejebe of Spanish Fly and Saltwater Sundays on ESPN2 at West Marine in Jacksonville, FL on June 27. Jose will present the latest on adventure travel, fishing techniques, safety tips and the best gear on the market including SPOT, the world’s first Satellite GPS Messenger.
New Les Stroud Website
Thursday, 30 April 2009 10:38
Les Stroud’s team announces that the new Les Stroud website, www.lesstroud.ca, is now active. They’ve added a new component to the website, a Video Blog! Click here to check it out! Come over to Les Stroud’s Facebook Fan Page and join the over 7,000 people already enjoying regular updates from Les and his team as well as exclusive video content only available to Facebook Fans! Click here to go the Les Facebook Fan Page.
SPOT Joins ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series as Sponsor, Jose Wejebe to Host
Saturday, 04 April 2009 08:43
See SPOT ambassador Jose Wejebe as he hosts the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series.
The ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series will debut on ESPN2 starting Sunday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m. ET, while ESPN Deportes will begin airing the series Saturday, April 4, at 6 a.m.
The 2009 ESPN Outdoor Saltwater Series season will begin April 4, with the Baker’s Bay Marsh Harbour Bonefish Classic out of Abaco, Bahamas. Other high-profile events include the Florida Keys Outfitter’s IGFA Inshore World Championship, set for July 7-9, and the Redbone Celebrity Tournament scheduled for Nov. 6-8. The full schedule of events and featured sportfish is listed below.
ESPN OUTDOORS SALTWATER SERIES SCHEDULE
April 4-5, Abaco, Bahamas Baker’s Bay Marsh Harbour Bonefish Classic, Species: Bonefish
April 24-26, Duck Key, Fla. Sunrise/Sunset Tarpon Tournament, Species: Tarpon
July 7-9, Islamorada, Fla. Florida Keys Outfitter’s IGFA Inshore World Championship, Species: Redfish, bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook
Sept. 23-25, Long Island, N.Y., F.C.A. Montauk Redbone, Species: Bluefish, striped bass, albacore
Oct. 8-10, St. Simons Island, Ga., Rich’s Golden Isle Red Trout Classic, Species: Redfish, trout
Survival Tip from TV Host and Survival Expert Les Stroud: Surviving Off of Fish
Tuesday, 17 March 2009 11:01
Fish = hooks, knives, glue, lures, fire-starter
"In a survival situation, any tool at all is a good one. A knife, rope, container or some kind of digging implement are all tools that if you have them or can make them, you will better your chances at surviving in the wilderness. An often overlooked, yet veritable storehouse of supplies is any game animal or fish you may be lucky enough to catch. Bones from a fish, and in particular the jawbones, make great fishhooks. They can be broken or ground down easily into the classic hook shape or primitive double pointed straight shape. From a big enough fish, they can even be ground against a rock and turned into a surprisingly sharp cutting edge.
Although they make a great stew, keep some of the guts as fish bait in a survival situation, as sometimes it can be a good idea to sacrifice a thicker fish stew for the chance at catching even more. The tail and teeth can also be turned into a lure. The skin of most fish is very oily. If you were to boil it down to a thick consistency and add a bit of ash or as well some spruce pitch (the sap that oozes out on the tree trunk and forms crystal like blobs) you will end up with a surprisingly strong glue that you can use for any number of survival aids. Don’t overlook the fish scales, which are often still oily enough to aid in giving your small inside-your-shelter fire a little boost of fuel in the dead of night when the flame flickers low. Finally, we are all so accustomed to cutting out the choice fillet in the catch of the day. In a survival emergency all parts of the fish are usable and edible with the exception of the bowl effluent. Yet even this little bit of fish shouldn’t be wasted, as it will make great bait for a land trap or deadfall. A little bit of fish offal squished onto the end of a figure four deadfall, equals a mouse kabob"
Survival Tip from TV Host and Survival Expert Les Stroud: Staying Dry and Layering
Monday, 23 February 2009 16:29
This month's tip brings us a fishing example and the importance of staying dry and layering.
"The advantages to the lost angler are obvious; plenty of fresh water and fishing tackle but an often miss-judged disadvantage is this; we tend to allow ourselves to get wet one way or another. Out in the rain, in and out of the boat, handling the trophy fish. Not a problem until you somehow get lost and it’s getting late. The killer here; hypothermia. Most cases of this potentially fatal affliction happen not in the winter but rather in the fall. The reason? We’re ready for the cold in the winter but we get caught off guard by dropping temperatures, rain and wind in the spring and fall and even in the summer. So leave the jeans at home and layer your clothing. Always take good rain gear and even a small day-pack with some old track pants and top, just in case. Stay tuned; in a future tip I’ll show how one fish can supply glue, utensils, fishing tackle and even fire to help you survive."