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Ammi Midstokke: Art therapy for the poor prepper

Contrary to popular belief, my solar-powered home, and the size of my pantry, I am not a prepper. The one time I tried to can my own food, I put butter in the applesauce and nearly killed everyone with botulism. For the longest time, I thought Mason jars were just time capsules for food.

This owl had an extraordinary survival story after a very bad day

Among the few things that can take down a great horned owl are vehicles, which smack birds in the wrong place at the wrong time with a few tons of steel and highway-speed force. But no one told that to 2017-4242, the case number of one particularly resilient owl treated at a Seattle-area wildlife rehabilitation clinic this winter.

Syria’s tiny Assyrian community celebrates its survival

It is the Assyrian New Year, or Akitu. And the start of year 6768, by their calendar, coincided this time with Easter, a rare occasion that gave the small and ever shrinking community of Assyrian Christians in northern Syria more reason for their celebration Sunday.

Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary

Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild.

Washington Outdoor Women mentor girls at archery, survival camp

OUTDOOR SPORTS -- A one-day summer workshop for mothers and daughters who want join other women in learning outdoors skills, primarily archery and wilderness awareness-survival is set for June 3 near North Bend, sponsored by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW). The workshop is open to mothers...

Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race

Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, sometimes on snowshoes, and by mountain bike, kayak, raft and packraft in a grueling contest that ran non-stop for seven days.

Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction

Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the realities of nature during a harsh winter.

Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills

A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.